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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:

National Endowment for the Arts

· $45,000 to Alaska Design Forum, Inc. of Anchorage to support a symposium, temporary art installations, and an exhibition focusing on the use and function of public space in Alaskan cities.

· $35,000 to Perseverance Theatre, Inc. of Douglas to support the world premiere production of The Blue Bear, a new play based on the memoir by Juneau author and former wilderness guide Lynn Schooler.

· $20,000 to Anchorage Concert Association, Inc. to support music and visual arts presentations at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

· $10,000 to Juneau Jazz & Classics, Inc. to support the 25th Anniversary Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival.

U.S. Department of Agriculture:

· $10,750,000 loan to Cordova telephone Cooperative, Inc. to improve broadband service to rural residents and businesses.

· $200,454 in Child Care Wellness Grants to the State of Alaska to improve health and wellness in child care settings. The funds will support state agencies and local child care sponsoring organizations in implementing initiatives through the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

U.S. Department of Defense:

· $6,964,657 to Naval Industrial Services Support JV of Anchorage for sewer inspection and repair at military facilities in San Diego. Grant awarded by the U.S. Navy.

U.S. Department of Transportation:

· $1,035,000 to Alaska Railroad Corporation for locomotive upgrades to reduce emissions.

· $308,795 to the Alaska Highway Safety Office and Alaska Department of Transportation to support highway safety programs. Funding authorized by SAFETEA-LU.


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