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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:

· $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.

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