Grants Awarded To Alaska Programs
City of Saxman Awarded $90,485
for RIPC Program
Metlakatla Indian Community Awarded $122,520 for Project RAMP
June 27, 2003
Friday - 5:10 pm
The Alaska Congressional Delegation announced today that federal
agencies have awarded a series of funding grants to Alaska groups
and communities. The grants totaling more than $19 million were
awarded to communities around the state during the past week.
Among those receiving grant
awards was the City of Saxman. The Department of Justice awarded
$93,485 to the City of Saxman for the Revilla Island Prevention
Coalition (RIPC) to implement treatment, intervention, and prevention
strategies in an effort to reduce youth substance abuse.
The Department of Health and
Human Services awarded $122,520 to the Metlakatla Indian Community
for Project RAMP (recreation for Metlakatla People).
Other areas in Alaska receiving
Department of Education:
$296,580 to the Juneau School
District under the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling
Program to support counseling programs in elementary schools
in order to focus on prevention and early intervention services
for elementary school students.
$202,030 to the Lower Kuskowkwim
School District under the Native American Program to support
the Language Collaboration Project.
$300,000 was awarded to the
Southwest Region School District - Indian Education Program to
plan, expand, coordinate and evaluate the implementation of a
strong oral development literacy model.
$252,582 to the Yukon-Koyukuk
School District under the Native American Program for the collaborative
partnership to improve English language skills and the Native
The Environmental Protection
Agency awarded $193,692 in funds authorized under the Brownsfield
Revitalization Act to the Alaska Department of Transportation
and Public Facilities for cleanup activities at the Nome airport.
The Department of Housing and
Urban Development has awarded the Karluk IRA Tribal Council $28,977
under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination
Act of 1996. This grant can be used for a variety of eligible
affordable housing activities including modernization and operating
Department of Health and Human
$500,383 was granted to the
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium for chronic disease
prevention and health promotion programs.
Department of Transportation
has provided the following funds to the Alaska Department of
Transportation and Public Facilities:
$580,000 for the acquisition
of aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment for the Bethel
$600,000 for the acquisition
of aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment for the Unalaska
$1,550,000 for the Beaver,
Buckland, Chicken, Kiana, Noorvik, Pilot Station, Rampart, Shaktoolik,
Shungnak, and Tatitlek airports to improve the community's snow
removal equipment buildings.
$3,136,000 to acquire snow
removal equipment in Atmautluak, Bethel, Chignik, Chuathbaluk,
Eek, Kodiak, Manokotak, McGrath, Nikolai, Old Harbor, Saint Paul,
Sleetmute, Talkeetna, and Toksook Bay airports.
$310,000 to construct a snow
fence at the Sheldon Point Airport.
$1,652,000 for the Yakutat,
Skagway and Petersburg airports to purchase snow removal equipment.
$2,349,000 to construct additional
apron space for the Lake Hood Airport in Anchorage to fill the
current demand for public use aircraft parking spaces. Approximately
117 aircraft will be provided parking through the new space.
$2,350,000 to provide sound
insulation to continue the Ted Stevens Anchorage International
Airport's Residential Sound Insulation Program.
$5,018,750 to the Ted Stevens
Anchorage International Airport for phase 5 of the Letter of
Intent, approved in November of 1998. This grant allows for construction,
reconstruction and apron expansion and runway rehabilitation.
Source of News Release:
Office of Senator Ted Stevens
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