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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 funds are:

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 Athabascan language.

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 assistance.

Department of Health and Human Services:

$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 airport.

$600,000 for the acquisition of aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment for the Unalaska airport.

$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
Web Site

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