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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:

US Department of Labor
·        $1,900,000 to Unemployment Insurance Program to make technology upgrades that will improve the operation and security of unemployment insurance systems

US Department of Transportation
·        $950,000 to City of Gustavus to build a breakaway float adjacent to the Gustavus Causeway in order to provide small boat mooring and protection from Icy Straight

US Department of Education
·        $393,738 to the Tanana Chiefs Conference under the Rehabilitation Services program to provide vocational rehabilitation services to American Indians and Alaskan natives with disabilities
·        $335,278 to the Kodiak Area Native Association under the Rehabilitation Services program to provide vocational rehabilitation services to American Indians and Alaskan natives with disabilities
·        $67.31 million to Alaska in formula grants to support state administered programs that support teachers and help students reach high standards

US Department of Health and Human Services
·        $750,000 to the Alaska Primary Care Association in Anchorage under the ARRA to expand health care services to low-income and uninsured individuals through its health center program
·        $1,373,240 to the Dena' Nana' Henash dba Tanana Chiefs Conference in Fairbanks under the ARRA to expand health care services to low-income and uninsured individuals through its health center program
·        $800,000 to the Rural Alaska Community Action Program under the Strengthening Communities Fund to improve the ability of nonprofit organizations to promote the economic recovery of people with low incomes
·        $500,000 to $3,000,000 contract per project for the alteration, renovation and rehabilitation of NIH facilities

Minerals Management Service
·        $80,000 to the Alaska North Slope Borough under the State's Coastal Impact Assistance Program Plan for implementation and enhancement of permitting activities of the North Slope

US Department of Agriculture
·        $273,584 to Alaska as a bonus for outstanding and timely customer service in providing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits

US Department of the Navy
·        $30,561,782 to Chugach Industries, Anchorage ($17,579,983 FFP and 12,981,799 IDIQ) contract for modification under a FFP, IDIQ contract for the exercise of option 4 for Base Operations Support Services in the Navy region Northwest, North Sound area

US Transportation Command
·        $22,165,293.59 (19,165,293.59 minimum guarantee) contract to Lynden Air Cargo LLC of Anchorage for International Airlift Services

US Department of Energy
·        The following are all allocated under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program to help communities improve their energy efficiency, reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions and create green jobs locally:
Haines County                                                                          $50,000
Matanuska-Susitna County                                                      $249,300
Northwest Arctic Country                                                         $50,000
Ahtna, Inc                                                                                 $42,800
Angoon Community Association                                                $51,400
Birch Creek Tribe                                                                      $36,300
Chickaloon Native Village                                                          $51,800
Cook Inlet Region, Inc                                                             $939,000
Curyung Tribal Council                                                              $81,500
Gulkana Village                                                                         $37,500
Kokhanok Village                                                                     $39,400
NANA Regional Corporation                                                   $41,900
Native Village of Belkofski                                                        $34,500
Native Village of Koyuk                                                           $44,400
Native Village of Kwigillingok                                                   $46,900
Native Village of Port Heiden                                                    $36,900
Native Village of Tetlin                                                              $38,500
Native Village of Unalakleet                                                      $57,500
Nome Eskimo Community                                                      $101,800
Pauloff Harbor Village                                                              $35,400
Petersburg Indian Association                                                   $50,700
Sealaska Corporation                                                               $34,200
Village of Stony River                                                               $35,800
Wrangell Cooperative Association                                            $53,400
Native Village of Napaimute                                                     $34,500
Birch Creek Tribe                                                                    $36,300

US Department of the Army
·        $10,439,296.50 (estimated cumulative total is $20,251,984.50) contract awarded to Chugach World Services for the renovation of Building 1000 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas
·        $11,720,873.37 (estimated cumulative total is $128,124,103.71) contract awarded to Science Applications International Corporation, Virginia.  3.78% of the work will be carried out at Fort Wainwright, AK and 3.04% at Fort Richardson, AK

US Department of Justice
·        The following are all from the Office on Violence Against Women to assist with decreasing and punishing violence against Indian women under the Indian Tribal Governments Program:
Sun'Aq Tribe of Kodiak                                                           $266,900
Sitka Tribe of Alaska                                                                $598,845
Association of Village Council Presidents, Inc.                           $450,000
Native Village of Barrow                                                          $449,014
Alaska Native Women's Coalition                                            $280,000
Alaska Native Justice Center, Inc.                                             $250,000
Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments                               $400,000
Kenaitze Indian Tribe                                                                $507,922
Tribal Government of St.Paul Island                                          $317,942
Native Village of Eyak                                                              $412,200

The following is for the same purpose under the Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program:
Sitka Tribe of Alaska                                                                $447,408
Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault       $649,430

The following is for the same purpose under the Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Assistance Program:
Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault       $449,526
Safe & Fear-Free Environment, Inc.                                         $346,414

The following is for the same purpose under the Recovery Act STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program:
Alaska Department of Public Safety Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault              $803,624

The following is for the same purpose under the Grants to State Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program                
Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault       $204,035

The following is from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention under the FY 09 Earmarks Program:
I-Safe America, Inc.                                                                 $300,000

US Department of Treasury
·        $470,000 to the Cook Inlet Lending Center under the CDFI fund to increase access to credit, capital and financial services in native communities

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