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Delegation Announces Grants and Contracts to Alaska Programs-- June 29

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

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  • $9,899,777 to the Cynthia Suchman North Pacific Research Board for ecosystem based research in the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, and the Arctic Ocean.
  • $260,000 to the Andrew Parkerson-Gray University of Alaska as part of the NOAA Cooperative Alaska Research & Satellite Services.
  • $665,000 to the Andrew Parkerson-Gray University of Alaska as part of the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy.
  • $180,000 to the Andrew Parkerson-Gray University of Alaska for validation of GOES-R Volcanic Ash Products.
  • $887,668 to Kevin Brooks Alaska Department of Fish and Game to meet increased costs of collecting and verifying fisheries landing data, placing observers on vessels to collect at-sea fishery data, and maintaining electronic data reporting and assessment of the program associated with extending the length of the fishing season under the Crab Rationalization Program.
  • $ 3,293,104 to the Kevin Brooks Alaska Department of Fish and Game for research and management activities required in meeting national commitments under the Pacific Salmon Treaty.
  • $860,232 to the Kevin Brooks Alaska Department of Fish and Game to support the cooperative management by the State of Alaska of federal shellfish and ground fish FMP fisheries through research and management activities.
  • $101,670 to the Kevin Brooks Alaska Department of Fish and Game to support incremental costs associated with the IFQ Fishery.

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Rural Development

  • $250,000 to the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to support small business, job creation opportunities, and training workers in Native Alaskan communities.
  • $128,000 total to the following businesses to support the installation of wind, solar, or energy efficient improvements:
  • Soldotna Investors
  • Ridgeway Preschool
  • Four D Professional Buildings/Daniel Mortenson
  • VBS Heating Products
  • Bear Mountain Lodge, LLC
  • PBI Alaska Inc/Alagnak Lodge
  • Alaska’s Point of View/Debra Hafemeister
  • Homer Theatre
  • The Lodge at Black Rapids
  • Homestead Enterprises, Inc.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

  • $2,801,316 to the State of Alaska as part of the State Homeland Security Program.
  • $3,012,335 to the State of Alaska as part of the Emergency Management Performance Grants Program.

U.S. Department of Justice

  • $111 million to 221 different law enforcement agencies across the country as part of the COPS Hiring Program (CHP).
  • $646,000 to the Alaska Violent Crimes Compensation Board to enhance state victim compensation payments to eligible crime victims.
  • $1,307,108 to the Alaska Department of Public Safety Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault to enhance crime victim services in the state.

U.S. Department of Transportation

  • $22 million to the City and Borough of Juneau to federally fund the Juneau International Airport.
  • $18 million to the Juneau International Airport to construct runway safety area (phase 7).

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • $2.7 million to Anchorage School District to connect middle school students, the neighboring community, and partnering agencies to monitor and promote water quality restoration of Chester Creek.

U.S. Transportation Command: Office of Legislative Affairs

  • $8,661,100 to Evergreen Helicopters of Alaska for fixed wing aircraft, personnel, equipment, tools, material, maintenance, and supervision necessary to perform passenger and cargo air transportation services.

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