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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:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
  • $551,960 in FY2010 LIHEAP contingency funds to the State of Alaska.
  • $100,000 to Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium for public health improvement programs.
  • $41,909 to State of Alaska to promote HIV/AIDS prevention and testing.
  • $296,836 to Alaska Island Community Services to expand primary care to individuals with behavioral health disorders.
  • $473,908 to Alaska State Department of Health and Social Services to strengthen epidemiology, laboratory, and health information systems capacity.
U.S. Department of Justice:
  • $375,000 to Kodiak Area Native Association through the Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Assistance Program.
  • $255,560 to the Tribal Government of St. Paul Island through the Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Assistance Program.
  • $250,000 to the Yupik Women's Coalition through Grants to Support Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Grant Program.
  • $762,781 to Kawerak, Inc through the Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Assistance Program.
  • $900,000 to the Alaska Department of Public Safety Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault through the Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Assistance Program.
  • $350,000 to Emmonak Women's Shelter through the Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Assistance Program.
  • $216,447 to the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault through Grants to Support Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Grant Program.
  • $249,983 to Maniilaq Association in transitional housing assistance grants for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking or sexual assault.
  • $100,000 to Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault to raise awareness within traditionally underserved populations about the needs of children exposed to violence, as well as to improve their knowledge about accessing services available to child victims.
  • $99,996 to Alaska Children's Alliance to raise awareness within traditionally underserved populations about the needs of children exposed to violence, as well as to improve their knowledge about accessing services available to child victims.
U.S. Department of Commerce:

·        $50,000 to Fairbanks North Star Borough to establish an economic development planning framework, process and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation in the region.

·        $135,000 to the University Center Program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage to leverage applied research and technical assistance to help communities overcome economic development challenges and capitalize on opportunities.

·        $176,377 to National Institute of Standards and Technology, Anchorage, Alaska to provide federal funding to Alaska Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

U.S. Department of Agriculture:
  • $32,567 to Tanana Chiefs Conference in rural business opportunity grants to focus on strategic planning activities to improve economic conditions in rural areas, particularly in underserved communities.
  • $133,089 to State of Alaska in technology grants to improve technology and enhance benefit delivery systems to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Program.
  • $411,256 to University of Alaska Fairbanks for the project Rural Delivery: New Education Methods Promote Self-Reliant Alaska Native Villages.
U.S. Department of Education:

The following communities were selected to receive funding under the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program.  This program provides vocational rehabilitation services to American Indians with disabilities who reside on or near Federal or State reservations, consistent with their individual strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, and informed choice, so that they may prepare for and engage in gainful employment, or business ownership:

·        $365,000 to Metlakatla Indian Community
·        $481,705 to Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
·        $430,094 to Association of Village Council Presidents
·        $616,106 to Cook Inlet Tribal Council
·        $399,612 to Kawarek, Inc - Vocational, Rehabilitation, Education, Employment, and Training Division

U.S. Department of Transportation:
  • $150,000 to Matanuska-Susitna Borough Planning to conduct a Metropolitan System Plan Study, to provide federal funding to a proposed airport.
  • $6,336,455 to Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority in Ketchikan to provide funds for the improvements, including right-of-way, environmental review and design and construction phases of the Alaska Ship and Drydock Facility.
  • $972,388 to Alaska Highway Safety Office, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to implement and enforce specific programs to prevent or deter impaired driving under the Section 410 Alcohol Incentive Grant program.
  • $909,700 to the City of North Pole to complete a previously initiated environmental assessment document for a rail realignment in North Pole.

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