Senator Murkowski announces federal grants to Alaska

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18.11.22

More than $178 million in federal funds to benefit and strengthen Alaska’s communities and economy.

washington d.c. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the following grants to Alaskan organizations, tribal entities and communities:

Statewide

  • Alaska – statewide: $2 million to the State of Alaska from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development to replace septic tank effluent pumping system tanks, demolish and properly dispose of used tanks, purchase a new truck- pump, add solar-powered surface mixers and various yard upgrades to the process plant, and upgrade electrical, HVAC, and wind tunnel piping equipment.

central south

  • Anchoring: $11.7 million to Anchorage from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for emergency, health and safety measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Anchoring: $3.4 million to the Department of Energy’s Launch Alaska for three large-scale energy projects in collaboration with Alaskan communities, regional Alaska Native corporations and others.
  • Kenai: $7 million to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Kenaitze Indian Tribe for the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Employment Act, of which Senator Murkowski was one of the principal authors.
  • Knick: $330,000 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Knik Tribal Council to support pollution prevention and technical assistance efforts at businesses located in Alaska’s rural and underserved communities and tribal villages .
  • Seldovia: $1.6 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Seldovia Village Tribe for the Health Centers Group Program that helps cover the operating costs of health centers that serve medically underserved populations.
  • Seward: $10 million to Chugachmiut from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to build a Regional Health Center that will serve as a regional center providing medical, dental, and behavioral health services to Alaskans in medically underserved rural areas.
  • Seward: $1 million to Chugachmiut from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to build a regional hospital owned and operated by the tribe.
  • Soldotna: $2.3 million to Alaska Peninsula Community Health Services, Inc. from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Group Health Center Program which helps with the cost of running health centers that serve medically underserved populations.

Interior

  • Fairbanks: $35,483 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks from the National Science Foundation for its Symposium on Permafrost and Infrastructure: Fusing Science, Engineering, and Community Knowledge.
  • Rampart: $1.2 million to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium of the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, to provide well and wastewater treatment systems.
  • Rampart: $67,500 to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium of the US Department of Agriculture, Rural Development to develop a preliminary engineering report and an environmental report for a new landfill.
  • Ruby: $66,375 to the United States Department of Agriculture, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Rural Development to complete preliminary technical and environmental reports to explore options for a new solid waste management facility.
  • Tanacross: $66,375 to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium of the United States Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to complete preliminary engineering and environmental reports for a community landfill.

North slope

  • Kotzebue: $68.4 million to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration for the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Employment Act, of which Senator Murkowski was one of the principal authors.

South East

  • Juneau: $630,700 to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition for the restoration of salmon watersheds on tribal lands and the Tongass National Forest.
  • Juneau: $5 million to the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration for the Broadband Access and Deployment Program.
  • Juneau: $49.8 million to the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration for the Tribal Broadband Connectivity program, funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Employment Act, of which Senator Murkowski was one of the principal authors.
  • Metlakatla: $10.4 million to Metlakatla Power and Light from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration for the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Employment Act, of which Senator Murkowski was one of the principal authors.

South West and West

  • Bristol Bay: $1 million to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bristol Bay Native Corporation to map millions of acres of ecologically, economically, and culturally significant wetlands in Bristol Bay and to improve prioritization and management at scale of the sockeye region and salmon habitat.
  • Dillingham: $824,990 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay Campus of the U.S. Department of Education for the Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions Program.
  • Igiugig: $339,900 to the United States Department of the Interior Igiugig Village Council to assist with climate resilience and adaptation planning efforts for six rural Indigenous communities in the Lake Iliamna region.
  • Kodiak: $1.4 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Kodiak Island Health Care Foundation for the Health Centers Cluster Program that helps cover the operating costs of health centers that serve medically ill populations served.


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