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Delegation Announces Grants To Alaska Programs


September 24, 2003
Wednesday - 1:15 am

The Alaska Congressional Delegation announced a series of federal grants to local communities, groups, and agencies in the State of Alaska.

The grants totaling more than $20 million have been awarded recently.

The Department of Energy has awarded

  • $3,402,000 to Sealaska Corporation for the continuation of the Southeast Alaska Bioenergy Project in order to select the best technology providers for a planned ethanol production facility near Ketchikan.
  • $2,000,000 to Ketchikan Public Utilities for a transmission line between Swan Lake and Lake Tyee to interconnect the electrical system of Ketchikan, Petersburg and Wrangell.
  • $1,934,000 to the Copper Valley Electric Association to accomplish an upgrade to the Glennallen Diesel Power Plant and construct a transmission line in the Lake Louise area.
  • $674,362 to TDX Corporation for the development of wind generation technology on St. Paul Island.
  • $289,002 to the City of Unalaska to further pursue the feasibility of wind power generation.
  • $78,000 to Alaska Applied Sciences to develop Class 3 wind generation technology.

The Department of Transportation has awarded $12,000 to the Fairbanks North Star Borough to purchase replacement bus hoists for their bus maintenance facility.

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded:

  • $625,000 to the Cook Inlet Tribal Council for their Assets for Independence demonstration project.
  • $369,205 to Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
  • $149,534 to Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium for its adult fluency through literacy for the Upper Ahtna Materials Development Project.
  • $120,000 to Chilkat Indian Village for Chilkat Indian Village Tlingit Language Restoration.
  • $100,000 to Covenant House of Alaska for its Street Outreach program.

The Department of Justice has awarded:

  • $500,000 to Alaska Legal Services Corporation to continue to provide civil legal assistance to rural victims of domestic violence.
  • $350,000 to the Alaska Department of Public Safety Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault to establish supervised visitation and safe exchange services for families in Anchorage who have a history of domestic violence.
  • $299,879 to the Alaska Court System to have non-violent adult offenders participate in a felony drug program in Anchorage.
  • $98,760 to the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe for the Yakutat Healthy Community coalition in order to reduce substance abuse among youth and to strengthen community antidrug coalitions.
  • $85,000 to the Native Village of Barrow to assist in handling cases of child sexual abuse.
  • $73,574 to the Alaska Department of Corrections to enhance mental health and substance abuse treatment services to offenders in Bethel and Juneau as part of the Department's "Going Home Initiative."
  • $35,000 to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to enhance substance abuse treatment and mental health services for youth in Southwest Alaska.
  • $29,805 to the Alaska State Troopers to improve the quality, timeliness and credibility of forensic science services for criminal justice purposes.

The Department of Agriculture recently awarded

  • $798,100 to the southeast Region Emergency Services Council for the purchase of emergency medical vehicles and their equipment, first responder services and non-profit clinics to serve 28 rural communities in Southeast.
  • $586,021 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for the Alternative Salmon products Program. The USDA also awarded UAF $185,744 for the study of controlled environment production of small fruits, berries, floral crops and greenhouse adapted food crops.
  • $40,800 to the Copper River EMS Council for the construction of an ambulance storage facility.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded

  • $3,737,413 to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for the Pacific Salmon Treaty program, as well as $1,454,484 for the Pacific Fisheries Data Program.
  • $975,518 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for the study of Stellar sea lions, their prey, competitors, and predators in the Kodiak region.
  • $896,932 to the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation's unallied management projects that are to add economic value to the Alaska seafood industry.
  • $517,451 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for various projects authorized by the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.
  • $148,205 to the Alaska Native Harbor Seal Commission for a marine mammal data program that will educate the public on the relationship between harbor seals and Alaska Natives.
  • $121,207 to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for marine mammal data programs that will monitor ice seals.


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Office of Senator Ted Stevens
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