Unalakleet will receive the largest single grant on the USDA Rural Development agency’s list totaling 6.6 million dollars. According to Larry Yerich, the public information coordinator for USDA Rural Development, the agency has invested more than $2 billion in rural Alaska since 2009.
The grant — worth nearly $500,000 — will go towards replacing outdated equipment at all 15 BSSD schools and the district office in Unalakleet.
The Midnite Sun Reindeer Ranch has started a fundraiser where anyone can contribute toward their goal of $200,000 for two slaughter units.
Rural communities — including Diomede, Kaltag, Kotzebue, and Nunam Iqua — have been chosen for a USDA water and sewer initiative.
At the heart of Monday’s meeting with the Nome Joint Utility and City Council was a question: can NJUS use part of the $2.2 million credit line from the city to pay for fuel?
Delays in both the subsea Arctic cable, and a terrestrial cable along the Dalton Highway, could push the rollout of ultrafast broadband in rural Alaska to 2016 or beyond.
USDA’s branch of Rural Development is partnering with the Association of Village Council Presidents to get an on-the-ground perspective of communities’ needs.
The communities of Quinhagak, Shageluk, Nunapitchuk, Buckland, and Akiachak will receive grants from the USDA’s branch of Rural Development for water, wastewater and solid waste projects.
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