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
The grants totaling more than
$20 million have been awarded recently.
The Department of Energy has
- $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
- $674,362 to TDX Corporation
for the development of wind generation technology on St. Paul
- $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
- $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
- $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
- $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
- $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
Source of News Release:
Office of Senator Ted Stevens
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