Delegation Announces Grants and Contracts to Alaska ProgramsWASHINGTON, 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:
· $21,390 to Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. This grant is designed to increase the number of low-income students who take advanced placement tests and receive scores for which college credit is awarded.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
· $489,384 to Copper River Basin Housing Authority. This grant can used for a variety of eligible affordable including operating assistance, development of affordable housing, and modernization.
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
· $36,272 to the Kenai Peninsula Borough. This grant is for the collection of waste at two ecologically sensitive locations.
· $99,272 to the area around the community of Soldotna. This grant will help provide self-cleaning turbidity sensors to resource managers for data on State water quality standards.
· $49,272 to the Kenai Peninsula Borough. This grant helps remover river debris from fish spawning areas.
Department of Transportation
· $12,834,024 to the Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport. This grant will widen the runway and make necessary improvements.
· $4,718,750 to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. This grant will improve apron space for public- use aircraft parking areas.
· $7429,050 to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. This grant will widen the runway.
· $3,000,000 to the Ralph Wien Memorial Airport in Kotzebue. Funding will help rehabilitate the existing taxiway pavement.
· $1,441,744 to the Juneau International Airport. Grant will provide funding to continue construction of a snow removal equipment building.
· $9,000,000 to the Manley Hot Springs Airport This grant will provide funds to construct a new runway.
· $2,000,000 to the Alakanuk Airport.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
· $13,700 to the Whitestone Community Association. This grant will be used to purchase a road grader to establish and maintain community roads.
· $15,800 to the Whitestone Community Association. This grant will be used to update and improve necessary roads for the community during winter months.
Posted: March 14, 2011