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Delegation Announces Grants to Alaska Programs

For Immediate Release

Friday, August 21, 2009

Washington, D.C. - The Alaska Congressional Delegation is pleased to announce the following grants awarded to communities in the State of Alaska:


Environmental Protection Agency

- $236,900 to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to improve water quality in Alaska’s lakes, rivers and streams. Funds awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Corporation for National and Community Service

- $126,708 to Rural CAP to fund eight AmeriCorps Members who will engage, motivate, and educate youth and other volunteers to promote health and wellness in rural communities throughout Alaska.


U.S. Department of Agriculture

- $349,959 to Scientific Fishery Systems, Inc. in Anchorage for rural coastal Alaska fish waste conversion.

- $534,444 to the Native Village of Stevens Village to construct a new four-cell landfill site.

U.S. Department of Commerce

- $ 63,739 to Kawerak, Inc. of Nome to establish an economic development planning framework, process and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation in the region.

- $ 63,739 to the Bristol Bay Native Association in Dillingham to establish an economic development planning framework, process and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation in the region.

- $ 2,454,719 to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for continued support to provide oversight of existing projects. These projects are: 1) investigating the recovery of Steller sea lion populations in Alaska; 2) harbor seal research in Alaska; 3) research on Arctic marine mammal species; and 4) overall grant administration. Common themes across the programs, include the following: 1) population assessment; 2) habitat use and movements; 3) life history; 4) dive behavior; 5) population structure; 6) diet; and 7) assessing health status.

U.S. Department of Education

- $265,373 to the Ahtna Heritage Foundation through the Alaska Native Education Program to support innovative projects that enhance the educational services provided to Alaska Native children and adults.

- $500,049 to the Alaska Humanities Forum, of Anchorage, through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $585,569 to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, of Anchorage, through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $521,502 to the Anchorage School District Title VII/Indian Education Curriculum & Instruction through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $521,502 to the Anchorage School District’s Project Puqigtut through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $257,106 to the Anchorage School District – World Language Program for curriculum & instructional support through the Foreign Language Assistance/LEA Grants/Foreign Language Program.

- $283,446 to the Chugach Regional Resources Commission through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $1,335,912 to Chugachmiut, Inc. Culture and Language Community and Family Services, of Anchorage, through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $725,725 to Early Childhood Leadership Teams, Inc., of Akiak, through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- 653,426 to the Goldbelt Heritage Foundation, of Juneau, through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $392,357 to the Hoonah City School District through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $507,579 to the Juneau School District through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $210,556 to the Ketchikan Indian Community through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $243,805 to the Koniag Education Foundation through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $661,582 to the Lake and Peninsula School District through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $541,603 to the Lower Kuskokwim School District through the Alaska Native Education Program

- $559,853 to the Lower Kuskokwim School District – Department of Academic Program Arts and Literacy Project through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $125,101 to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $544,230 to the Northern Industrial Training LLC, of Palmer, through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $546,397 to the Northwest Arctic Borough School District through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $582,406 to the Project Grad Kenai Peninsula through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $125,101 to Saint Mary’s School District through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $561,788 to the Sealaska Heritage Institute through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $530,509 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks - Geophysical Institute Education Outreach Office through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $227,680 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks - Interior-Aleutians Campus through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $661,582 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks – Linguistics College of Liberal Arts through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $185,825 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks – School of Natural Resources Geography through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $602,639 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks – Statewide Academic Affairs K-12 Outreach through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $607,536 to the Yukon Flats School District through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $647,688 to the Yupiit School District through the Alaska Native Education Program.

- $945,640 to the Yuut Elitnaurviat People’s Learning Center Inc., of Bethel, through the Alaska Native Education Program.

U.S. Department of Energy

- $262,969 to the Alaska State of Alaska to improve energy emergency preparedness. Funds awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

- $951,500 to the City of Unalaska to find an accessible commercial grade geothermal resource at Makushin and develop a 10 to 12 MW geothermal power plant (with the ability to expand to 20MW) for the City of Unalasaka Electrical Utility.


U.S. Department of the Interior

- $32,722 awarded to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources through the Coastal Impact Assistance Program to monitor the endangered Steller Sea Lion in the Bering Sea.

- $58,000 awarded to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game through the Coastal Impact Assistance Program to assess the risk of mining in the Stikine River.

U.S. Department of Transportation

- $486,750 awarded to Anchorage to develop an Airport Land reuse Plan for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

- $650,000 awarded to Cordova to rehabilitate runway lighting for the Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport.

- $806,051 awarded to Kotzebue for improvements at Ralph Wien Memorial Airport.

- $3,450,666 awarded to Seldovia to construct a snow removal equipment building at the Seldovia Airport.

- $1,088,078 awarded to Seward Ship’s Drydock Inc. for shipyard improvements. Funds awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

- $4,658,125 awarded to the State of Alaska to acquire snow removal equipment in Bethel, Chenega Bay, Dillingham, False Pass, Iliamna, King Salmon, McGrath, Ouzinkie, Seward and Tuntutuliak.

- $1,502,523 awarded to Tuluksak to complete the construction of a replacement airport.

- $180,000 awarded to Willow to update the Airport Master Plan for the Willow Airport.

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