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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. These awards were announced in a period between August 30 and September 17, 2010:

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation & Enforcement:

·         $209,272 to the Adopt-A-Stream Program in Kenai for the purpose of stream cleanup and other riparian educational activities with students and community members.

Institute of Museum and Library Services:

  • $49,369 to the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak for the creation of an accurate electronic catalog of the entire Karluk One collection.
  • $45,461 to the Sealaska Heritage Institute to publish a cultural art catalog featuring Tlingit art held by the British Museum in London.
  • $41,570 to the Seldovia Village Tribe to temporarily hire a museum curator and a videographer to digitize video of first-hand experiences of Seldovia's rich history as told by community elders through stories and interviews.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

·         $16,500 to NWS Family Housing in Nome for kitchen and bathroom improvements associated with construction.

U.S. Department of Agriculture:

·         $245,061 to the State of Alaska to help children develop good nutrition and physical activity habits for healthier lifestyles, through Team Nutrition Training Grants.

·         $75,000 to the Native Village of Perryville to analyze a proposed project of water source, water treatment, and sewer improvements.

·         $150,000 to the Native Village of Nelson Lagoon to replace the existing water intake facility.

U.S. Department of Commerce:

·         $1,050,000 to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks for the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP).

·         $554,600 to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks for tsunami outreach, research, and operational projects.

·         The Economic Development Administration has allocated $319,000 for the implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy to the following recipients:

o   $69,000 to Southeast Conference in Juneau.

o   $65,000 to Kawerak, Inc. in Nome.

o   $65,000 to the Bristol Bay Native Association in Dillingham.

o   $60,000 to the Kodiak Area Native Association.

o   $60,000 to the Association of Village Council Presidents in Bethel.

·         $158,085 to the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island for the Pribilof Islands Steller Sea Lion Biosampling Program.

U.S. Department of Energy:

·         $700,000 to the State of Alaska to support energy efficiency projects, as part of Alaska's effort to improve energy efficiency by 15 percent by 2020.

U.S. Forest Service:

·         $1,258,000 to Janssen Contracting for the Porcupine Campground reconstruction project on the Seward Ranger District in Hope.

·         $3,944,000 to Dawson Construction for the Two-Phase Design-Build of the Pacific Northwest Research Station - Forestry Science Lab in Juneau.

Department of Health and Human Services:

·         $990,000 to Ketchikan for health care and other facilities.

  • $719,213 to the State of Alaska for improving child welfare programs and increasing the number of children adopted from foster care.
·         $346,500 to the Providence Alaska Medical Center for the Service Focused Special Congressional Initiative.

·         $297,800 to Alaska to strengthen and expand the health profession workforce. Funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

·         $250,000 to the Tanana Chiefs Conference for Capacity Building for Core Components of Tobacco Prevention and Control Programs--Cooperative Agreements.

·         $225,000 to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium for the FY10 National Umbrella Cooperative Agreement Program (NUCA).

·         $200,000 to the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services for the Emergency Response and Preparedness Program.

·         $150,000 to the University of Alaska, Anchorage for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Training Program.

·         $123,750 to the Municipality of Anchorage for health care and other facilities.

·         $93,014 to the Copper River Native Association for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.

·         $71,969 to the Metlakatla Indian Community for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.

·         $70,000 to the Alaska Youth and Family Network for Statewide Alaska Family Network (SAFNet).

·         $65,000 to the Tanana Chiefs Conference for the Tribal Injury Prevention Program.

·         $27,284 to the Ninilchik Traditional Council for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:

  • $ 5,000,000 to the State of Alaska for HUD's Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), as appropriated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to address the effects of abandoned and foreclosed housing.
·         The following grants were awarded to Alaska Native Institutions of Higher Education to expand their role and effectiveness, including neighborhood revitalization, housing, and economic development:

o   $798,523 to University of Alaska, Fairbanks- Bristol Bay Campus.

o   $787,191 to University of Alaska, Fairbanks- Chukchi Campus.

U.S. Department of Justice:

·         $795,903 to the Alaska Department of Public Safety, Council On Domestic Violence And Sexual

Assault for the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grants Program.

·         $200,000 to the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police for the continued funding of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Alaska Regional Center.

·         $175,000 to the Alaska Native Justice Center for the FY 10 Second Chance Act Prisoner Reentry Initiative: Tribal Demonstration.

·         $150,000 to Kawerak, Inc in Nome for the FY10 Tribal Victim Assistance Discretionary Grant Program, whose purpose is to provide supplemental support for American Indian and Alaska Native communities that initiated projects in FY09 as the result of a competitive solicitation process.

·         $100,000 to the Alaska Department of Administration for the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act.

·         $75,000 to Anchorage for the 2010 Human Trafficking Task Force to further enhance and operate a victim centered human trafficking task force to proactively investigate human trafficking cases, and prosecute traffickers.

·         $60,000 to Victims for Justice to plan, implement, and sustain the Alaska Victim Assistance Academy.

The following grants were awarded through the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) to Alaska Native tribal governments and communities. CTAS is a collaboration of the Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Office of Justice Program (OJP), and Office of Violence Against Women (OVAW). The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) also contributed to the awards. 300 grants are awarded to tribal governments and consortia in 31 states; all federally recognized tribes are eligible for grants. The following grants were given to Alaskan projects:

Aleut Community of St. Paul Island:

·         $343,828 to prevent and reduce alcohol and substance-abuse crimes.

·         $424,827 to the Tribal Resource Grant Program.

·         $537,152 to the Tribal Governments Program.

Asa'carsarmiut Tribal Council:

·         $349,618 to prevent and reduce alcohol and substance-abuse crimes.

·          $250,000 to the Tribal Governments Program.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska:

·         $398,208 to prevent and control delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system.

·         $325,000 to the Tribal Governments Program.

Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribe:

·         $91,400 to provide community outreach and victim assistance services to address elder abuse.

·         $375,000 for the Tribal Governments Program.

Organized Village of Kwethluk:

·         $345,164 to prevent and reduce alcohol and substance-abuse crimes.

·         $28,665 to the Tribal Resource Grant Program.

Norton Sound Health Corporation:

·         $588,360 to the Tribal Governments Program. 

Ketchikan Indian Community:

·         $400,000 to prevent and control delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system.

Native Village of Mekoryuk

·         $350,000 to develop and enhance the operation of tribal justice systems.

Traditional Village of Togiak:

·         $350,000 to develop and enhance the operation of the tribal justice system.

Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak:

·         $338,098 to the Tribal Governments Program.

Orutsararmuit Native Council:

·         $335,810 to develop and enhance the tribal justice systems.

Akiachak Native Community:

·         $330,973 to develop and enhance the operations of tribal justice systems.

Akiak Native Community:

·         $325,625 to prevent and reduce alcohol and substance-abuse crimes.

Kawerak, Incorporated:

·         $300,000 to the Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program.

Mentasta Traditional Council:

·         $294,236 to prevent and control delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system.

Native Village of Tununak:

·         $250,000 to the Tribal Governments Program.

Alaska Chin Indian Community:

·         $150,000 to plan, renovate or construct correctional and/or correctional alternative facilities.

U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • $17,000,000 to Kotzebue Ralph Wien Memorial Airport to rehabilitate runway.
  • $6,336,455 to Ketchikan for marine drydock facility improvement.
  • $259,000 to Fairbanks for North Star Borough transit needs.
  • $100,000 to Juneau through the Alaska Highway Safety Office/Department of Transportation & Public Facilities to enhance motorcyclist safety training and motorist awareness.
U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Aviation Administration:

·         $2,767,912 to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to extend runway 7R, to minimize cargo aircraft runway occupancy time and alleviate airfield congestion.

  • $ 2,203,834 to Juneau for the construction of a snow removal equipment building, runway safety area, taxiways, apron and environmental mitigation for the Juneau International Airport.

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