Every Friday Alaska's congressional delegation touts how much federal grant and loan funding it has helped bring home. And Alaska Dispatch does its part to contribute to the long history of journalistic stenography. In effect, we take out the funky code, and some of the breathless descriptions, and pretty much lay out the goodies received for the week.
Some Fridays are fatter than others, but this one skews more towards the glutted than the lean. Some of this week's biggest winners include the Alaska Division of Public Health, which will receive nearly $5.5 million for "terrorism preparedness and emergency response operations." Three Alaska airport projects -- two in Anchorage, one in Deadhorse -- will also split about $5.5 million. Anchorage and Juneau will also split about $1.5 million in family planning funds.
There were plenty of other piecemeal grants up for grabs though, for a grand total of more than $17 million -- read on and see what your community or employer may have received.
U.S. Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)