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Fat Friday is looking lean with $3.9 million this week

Craig MedredAlaska Dispatch

Every Friday, Alaska’s congressional delegation sends an email to the state’s media outlets touting its weekly spoils of federal grant and loan funding. While the end of June saw one week where congressional leaders brought home nearly $2 billion, most weeks are not nearly as profitable for the state. And even by comparison to those leaner weeks, this week is looking rather slim, bringing home only $3,937,630.

On a positive note, last week, four National Scenic Highways received a federal cash infusion, taking home $715, 000 collectively.

For this week’s haul, over a third of the grants will go to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services for the Alaska Youth Suicide Prevention Project, which was granted $1.4 million. All told, the U.S. Department of Health and Social Services was the biggest grantee this week, awarding Alaska with $2.8 million.

Four different regions also received funding from the U.S. Economic Development Adminstration for the development of strategies to support economic development in their respective regions.

Read on to see what who else brought home the bacon this week.

U.S. Economic Development Administration

--$75,000 to the Prince William Sound Economic Development District

--$75,000 to the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District

--$75,000 to the Association of Village Council Presidents

--$65,000 to Bristol Bay Native Association

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

--- $173,614 to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Aids Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Relief.

--$477,752 to the Association of Village Council Presidents for the Healthy Families Initiative.

--$379,218 to the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center for Early Intervention Services with respect to HIV disease.

--$1,440,000 to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services for the Alaska Youth Suicide Prevention Project.

--$69,902 to the Alaska Peer Support Consortium for Alaska Peer Support Consortium-Criminal Justice System Transformation

--$286,257 to the Alaska Native Heritage Center for Revitalizing Indigenous Languages for Urban Alaska Natives.

 

United States Department of Justice 

-- $181,259 to the Alaska Innocence Project to represent and exonerate potentially wrongfully convicted defendants in post-conviction claims of innocence.

--$ 63,517 to the Alaska Department Of Public Safety Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory for forensic science improvement.

 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

 --$189,000 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for the West Coast & Polar Regions Undersea Research Center Omnibus Proposal 2012.

--$215,009 to the Indigenous Peoples Council for Marine Mammals for mammal protection and conservation work in Alaska’s coastal areas.

--$172,102 to the Aleut Community of St Paul Island for the Marine Mammal Co-Management Project.