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Delegation announces grants to Alaska programs

Posted: Monday, July 12, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Alaska Congressional Delegation announced Friday several federal grants that were awarded to state programs.

The U.S. Department of Education awarded:

• $1,459,000 to the Alaska Native Heritage Center and $1,459,000 to the North Slope Borough to develop culturally based educational activities, internships, apprentice program and exchanges to assist Alaska Natives:

• $2,000,000 to the Alaska Initiative for Community Engagement to improve cooperation between students, families, schools and school boards statewide.

• $2,000,000 to the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. for dropout prevention efforts.

• $464,009 to the Bering Strait School District

• $300,406 to the Bristol Bay Borough School District.

The following funds are awarded through the Alaska Native Education Program (356A) to support projects that recognize and address the unique educational needs of Alaska Native students, parents, and teachers:

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded:

• $4,775,100 to Anchorage Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. to increase the supply of rental housing with supportive services for elderly persons.

• $2,291,100 to Anchorage Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. to increase the supply of rental housing with supportive services for persons with disabilities that are 18 years of age or older.

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded:

• $20,000,000 to Akutan for Phase 2 construction of a new airport.

• $12,523,030 to Kipnuk for Phase 3 construction of a new replacement runway at the Kipnuk Airport.

• $1,350,000 to Anchorage for security enhancements at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

• $700,000 to Fairbanks to collect airport geographic data for the Fairbanks International Airport.

• $525,000 to Nome to collect airport geographic data for the Nome Airport.



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