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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:

Federal Aviation Administration:

·         $2,700,000 to Kodiak to construct a sand and chemical storage building at the Kodiak Airport.

·         $2,000,000 to Anchorage for land acquisition adjacent to the seaplane base at the Lake Hood Airport.

·         $1,149,364 to Sitka for the acquisition of snow removal equipment at the Rocky Gutierrez Airport.

·         $500,000 to Anchorage for safety improvements at the Lake Hood Airport.

·         $184,500 to the City of Sitka to conduct a planning study for the Sitka Seaplane Base.

Institute of Museum and Library Services:

  • $185,427 to the Alaska Department of Education, to support professional continuing education, organize a staff summit, and develop a strategic plan and website. Funding provided through the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.
U.S. Department of Energy:

  • $1,500,000 to Tanana to implement local energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:

  • $200,000 to Anchorage for infrastructure improvements to the Abused Women's Aid in Crisis center to serve victims of domestic violence.
U.S. Department of Transportation:

·         $6,408,000 Metlakatla to start construction of the Annette Bay Ferry Terminal.

·         $3,243,400 to the University of Alaska for the Alaska University Transportation Center.

·         $2,000,000 to Anchorage for acquisition of snow removal equipment at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

U.S. Department of the Army:

  • $45,780,000 to GM GDLS Defense Group LLC in Sterling Heights, Michigan, to provide support for Stryker vehicles in various locations. Five percent of the contract work will be performed in Fairbanks, Alaska at Fort Wainwright.
United States Transportation Command:

$14,490,000 to Evergreen Helicopters of Anchorage to perform passenger and cargo air transportation services in Afghanistan.

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