Senator Murkowski announces federal grants to Alaska

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02.04.22

More than $46 million in federal funds to benefit and strengthen Alaska’s communities and economy

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Senior Senator for Alaska, announced the following grants to Alaskan organizations, tribal entities, and communities:

  • Alaska Statewide: $32.3 million to clean up orphan oil and gas wells with funding from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Department of the Interior.
  • Alaska Statewide: Anchorage: $373,278 to the Rural Alaska Community Action Plan to recruit 50 AmeriCorps Senior Volunteers who will leverage the language and cultural skills of seniors in the classroom to promote academic engagement and social-emotional skills in rural Alaska.
  • Alaska Statewide: $1.3 million business and industry loan guarantee given to Pathfinder Aviation by the USDA Department of Agriculture Rural Development Awards.
  • Anchoring: $199,236 Rural Cooperative Development Grant to the University of Alaska Anchorage from the Department of Agriculture USDA Rural Development Awards.
  • Anchoring: $1.2 million to the Alaska Junior Theater to support staffing, facilities and marketing expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to recover.
  • Anchoring: $150,000 to the Alaska Native Heritage Center to support staff costs in response to and to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Anchoring: $50,000 to the Anchorage Opera Company to support staff costs in response to and to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Point Clark: $500,000 for the Village of Clarks Point from the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for broadband usage and adoption.
  • Cordoba: $150,000 to the Native Village of Eyak Traditional Council to support staffing and facilities expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Douglas: $150,000 to the Perseverance Theater to support staff costs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in recovery.
  • Fairbanks: $112,967 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks from the National Science Foundation for a project titled “RII Track-4: NSF: Does Warming Root Damage Cause Water Stress in Declining Yellow Cedars?”
  • Fairbanks: $176,688 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks from the National Science Foundation for a project titled “RII Track-4:NSF: Isolated Amorphous Microgrid Design with Accelerated Power System Analysis and Network Layout (IMPALA)”.
  • Fairbanks: $100,000 to the Fairbanks Arts Association to support staff costs in response to and to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Fairbanks: $150,000 to the Fairbanks Concert Association to support staffing and facilities expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.
  • Homer: $75,000 value-added grower grant to the Alaska Beauty Peony Cooperative from the USDA Department of Agriculture Rural Development Awards.
  • Juneau: $100,000 to Juneau Jazz & Classics to support staff costs in response to and to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Mat-Su District: $1.3 million to the Borough of Matanuska-Susitna for state management costs following the 2019 earthquake.
  • Napaskiak: $3.3 million from the Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration for Napaskiak to construct, rehabilitate, modify or expand a snow removal equipment building.
  • Selavik: $500,000 for the NTIA Department of Commerce’s Selawik Native Village for broadband usage and adoption.
  • Sitka: $4.9 million to the National Science Foundation’s Sitka Sound Science Center for a project titled “Focused CoPe: Building Community Sensor Networks for Coastal Hazards and Climate Change Impacts in Southeast Alaska.”
  • Sitka: $150,000 to the Alaska Arts Southeast Sitka Fine Arts Camp to support staffing costs in response to and to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Talkeetna: $50,000 to the Denali Arts Council to support staffing and facilities expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery from it.


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