Senator Murkowski announces federal grants to Alaska
More than $230 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: $30.6 million in funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), made available through the Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety (SPRS) Block Grant Program ), will help cover costs incurred by seafood processing facilities and vessels preparing for and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Alaska Statewide: $200,000 to Alaska Brownfields Forum subsidizes U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to train and place workers students in environmental jobs.
- Alaska Statewide: $1.0 million to the Alaska Department of Health and Human Services of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Strengthening STD Prevention and Control Program for Health Services.
- Fairbanks: $892,810 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project titled “Changes in Underground Food Storage Traditions: Exploring Food Life-History and Food Security in Beringian Communities”.
- Bethel: $3.5 million from HHS to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Health Center Consolidation Program.
- Fairbanks: $58,421 to NSF’s University of Alaska Fairbanks for a project titled “Collaborative Research: CAS-Climate: The Hydrologic Connection between Permafrost-Plateaus and Thaw-Bogs: Impact on Methane Emissions.”
- Fairbanks: $690,185 to NSF’s University of Alaska Fairbanks for a project titled “Collaborative Research: The Lost Pastures of Alaska’s Last Megafauna.”
- Juneau: $5.6 million from the EPA to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation for the Heater Conversion and Wood Stove Replacement Program.
- Knock: $187 million from bipartisanship Infrastructure Investment and Employment Act for the design and construction of a new border crossing at the Alcan Land Port of Entry (ALCAN).
- Yukon Plains: $1.2 million from HHS to the Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments Health Center Consolidation Program.