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Delegation Announces Grants and Contracts to Alaska Programs: August 1, 2014

Washington, D.C. - The Alaska Congressional Delegation is pleased to announce the following grants:

National Endowment for the Humanities

  • $300,000 to Pratt Museum Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation for Kachemak Bay, Alaska: An Exploration of People and Place.
  • $60,000 to Sealaska Heritage Foundation, Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning for At.owu and Art: Fifty Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian Treasures.
  • $182,654 to Sealaska Heritage Foundation, Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections for Preserving Cultural Collections through Sustainable Practices.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • $200,000 to Alaska Village Electric Cooperative to provide technical assistance through commercial energy audits.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • $2,418,984 to Alaska HUD facilities develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities principally for low- and moderate-income persons.
  • $198,264 to Alaska HUD facilities to provide funding to engage homeless individuals and families living on the street; improve the number, quality and operations of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families; provide essential service to shelter residents, rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families, and prevent families/individuals from becoming homeless.
  • $3,017,887 to Alaska HUD facilities to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low- and very low-income families by providing grants to States and local governments to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.

National Science Foundation

  • $399,058 to the Alutiiq Heritage Foundation to create digital infrastructure that provides scientists and endangered-language community members access to threatened language data.

$26,262 to University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus engage funders and program managers of community-based management projects, as well as programs and community members engaged in community-based management, which involves dialogue and interaction between scientists and non-scientists.

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