Overflow ice, also known as aufeis, is like a field of arctic daisies that comes back year after year. Aufeis that clogs northern valleys is born when frigid winter air meets cold water welling up to the ground’s surface. Aufeis dies when warm air finally melts it in July or August.
Three teams comprised of University of Alaska Anchorage students and Anchorage community partners presented to a panel of judges their innovative ideas to address top-of-mind community issues in the final phase of an innovation challenge sponsored by the University of Alaska.
The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) has increased its annual grant award to the Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation to $550,000 per year for ten years.
The KeyBank Foundation, the non-profit charitable organization funded by KeyCorp has awarded a grant to the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. The funds, which amount to $300,000 over two years to support Native American businesses nationwide, including in Alaska, will be used to create a new program called National Center Technical Assistance and Procurement program, or NCTAP.
The Alaska Zoo and millions around the world will unite for one of the largest, environmental events in history—Earth Hour. Organized by the World Wildlife Federation, Earth Hour strives to bring awareness to climate change by encouraging people, businesses and governments across the globe to save electricity and turn off all non-essential lights during a designated time.
The three-day event, Our Cultural Landscape: Culturally Responsive Education Conference, will feature nationally-known keynote speakers, including Dr. Christopher Blodgett, Zaretta Hammond, Dr. Randall Lindsey and the Rev. Michael Oleksa.
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced the recipients of the 2018 Mayor’s Office Local Food Mini-Grants. The Mini-Grant Program supports community projects that increase access to fresh, locally grown food for Anchorage residents.
The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is seeking grant proposals for two workforce training and development programs. There are $5.5 million in grant funds available for the State Training and Employment Program (STEP) and $2 million for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program grants. The grants will support projects providing employment and training services to eligible youth and adults.