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Delegation Announces Grants and Contracts to Alaska Programs

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


U.S. Department of Education:

  • $67,080 for SE Alaska Independent Living, under the Center for Independence Recovery Act Program, to provide financial assistance for planning, conducting, administering, and evaluating centers for independent living.

U.S. Department of Commerce:

  • $197,065 for the Alaska Native Harbor Seal Commission to provide continued support for oversight of existing projects.

  • $399,885 for the University of Alaska Fairbanks to implement an early detection and rapid response framework for non-indigenous marine species in Alaska with citizen science.

  • $299,852 for the University Alaska Fairbanks to establish a partnership between the University of Alaska and the Alaska region of NOAA Fisheries to meet the intent of Section 109 of the MSA for regionally-based marine education and training programs in the Western Pacific and Northern Pacific.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

  • $584,256 to the State of Alaska in grants, provided under the Affordable Care Act, to support evidence-based home visiting programs focused on improving the wellbeing of families with young children.

  • $1,002,550 for the University of Alaska to support Preventive Medicine Residency Programs.

  • The following are recipients of grants from the Special Diabetes Program for Indians which targets individuals at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes and focuses on lifestyle changes through education and community activities:

    • $33,690 for SeldoviaVillage Tribe.

    • $859,320 for Tanana Chief’s Conference Inc.

    • $1,450,606 for the Southcentral Foundation.

    • $35,322 for Mt.Sanford Tribal Consortium.

    • $91,025 for Kenaitze Indian Tribe IRA.

    • $1,574,539 for Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp.

    • $237,820 for the Kodiak Area Native Association.

U.S. Department of Energy:

  • $617,583 to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks to fund a project that will measure the thermo physical properties, such as viscosity, thermal conductivity, specific heat and density of various nanofluids.

U.S. Department of Agriculture:

  • $141,025 for the Rural Alaska Community Action Program to provide technical assistance and training to 20 rural Alaskan solid waster management system operators.

  • $161,151 for the Tanana Chief’s Conference to provide 5 classroom trainings to utility operators, utility managers and/or council members in low-income rural interior native villages.

  • $84,771 for the Tanana Chief’s Conference to provide technical assistance and training to improve local operation, maintenance, and management capacity of rural solid waste management facilities in interior Alaska.

  • $270,000 for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to provide technical assistance and training to water and sewer operators in Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative communities.

U.S. Department of Justice:

  • $152,120 for Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for state prisoners program which assists states and local governments to develop and implement substance abuse treatment programs in state and local correctional and detention facilities and to create and maintain community based after-care services for offenders.

  • $67,044 for Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) which is a nationwide commitment to reducing gun crime, links existing local programs together and provides them with necessary tools.

U.S. Department of The Interior:

  • The following are recipients of grants from the U.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Service under the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP).

    • $8,100 to the Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership for Watermelon Trail Stream Bank Restoration

    • $30,000 to the Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership for an Assessment of Juvenile Salmon Distribution in three watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula

    • $20,000 to the Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership for Unnamed Creek at Beaver Loop Road Fish Passage restoration (70_2006).

    • $20,000 to the Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership for Unnamed Creek at Beaver Loop Road Fish Passage restoration (12_2006).

    • $11,900 to the Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership for Unnamed Creek at Fourth Avenue Fish Passage Restoration

    • $30,000 for NFHAP Fisheries to protect fish habitats in the Mat-Su via the Alaska Anadromous Waters Catalog

    • $50,000 for the NFHAP: LIDAR data and aerial imagery acquisition for the Mat-SuValley and nearby areas

    • $48,000 for the NFHAP for Ground-Surface water intersection in the LucileCreekBasin – supplying Mat-Su Salmon Streams

    • $48,260 for NFHAP fisheries to estimate sockeye and Coho salmon spawning distribution in Big Lank watershed 2010

    • $24,684 for NFPP/NFHAP for Eska Creek step-pools and culvert construction for fish passage in Mat-Su valley

    • $44,056 for NFHAP/Fisheries to limit factors for juvenile salmon at risk from development in Mat-Su basin

    • $30,000 for NFHAP fir Restoration, education and monitoring on Mat-Su streams

    • $25,000 for NFHAP for assessing effects of storm water runoff on water quality in salmon habitat wetlands

    • $25,000 for NFHAP fisheries to protect fish habitats in SW Alaska via the Alaska Anadromous Waters Catalog

    • $75,000 for NFHAP fisheries to investigate the influence of large glacially carved lakes on upstream fish assemblages

    • $38,000 for WNTI to protect stream habitat for coastal cutthroat trout via Water reservations in SE Alaska.

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