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Alaska Delegation Announces Grants to Alaska Programs

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

U.S. Department of Education:

· $36,195,499 to the Alaska Department of Education to provide a free appropriate public education to all children with disabilities, under the Grants to States Program in Part B, Section 611 of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).

· $2,152,956 to the Alaska Department of Education to enhance Alaska’s capacity to provide early intervention services to eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities aged birth through 2 and their families, under the Grants for Infants and Families Program in Part C of IDEA.

· $1,241,974 to the Alaska Department of Education to make special education and related services available to children with disabilities aged 3-5, under the Preschool Grant Program in Part B Section 619 of IDEA.

· $500,000 to the Avant-Garde Learning Foundation in Anchorage for partnering with schools throughout Alaska and providing the tools, training, and support to address the achievement gap at rural and underperforming schools.

Federal Aviation Administration:

· $2,916,500 to airports throughout the state for the acquisition of snow removal equipment (Birch Creek; Bob Baker Memorial; Diomede; Nome; Nulato; Ralph Wien Memorial; Stevens Village).

· $2,000,000 to King Cove for installing perimeter fencing at the King Cove Airport, to reduce incursions to the operational area and enhance safety by keeping wildlife off the airport property.

· $1,823,500 to Nenana for rehabilitating the runway and installing perimeter fencing at the Nenana Municipal Airport.

· $1,500,000 to Dillingham for rehabilitating the existing apron and connecting taxiway surfaces at the Dillingham Airport.

· $1,184,786 to Anchorage for modifications to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to better enable the airport to support emergency response requirements. 

· $600,000 to Bethel for a study of the airport, defining the need for airport improvements and propose development alternatives to meet those needs.

· $365,000 to Kenai for a study of the Kenai Municipal Airport, defining the need for airport improvements and propose development alternatives to meet those needs.

· $313,500 to Anchorage for land acquisition to enhance safety at the Merrill Field Airport.

Minerals Management Service:

· $125,000 to the State of Alaska for developing geographic response strategies for protecting critical areas in the event of an oil spill. 

National Weather Service (NWS):

· $58,123 to Barrow for professional architectural and engineering services during construction of NWS staff housing.

· $49,698 to Barrow for modifications to NWS staff housing.

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