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Congressman Don Young Announces over $10 Million in Health and Human Services Grants for Alaska

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Washington, July 29, 2020 | comments

Washington, D.C. Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young announced over $10 million has been awarded to the State of Alaska and to various Alaska Native organizations. This funding was made available under multiple grant programs and will be used for health care services, opioid addiction treatment, and early childhood education.

"COVID-19 has caused many challenges for our nation, and Alaska has not been left untouched. This virus strains not only our health care system, but creates a greater need for child care as many frontline employees continue to report to work and serve our communities," said Congressman Don Young. "The funding announced today by the Department of Health and Human Services is critical to bolstering the State of Alaska's health care infrastructure, providing support for our Alaska Native communities, and ensuring that the Head Start program can continue to serve our children and their families. These are uncertain times, but I know how resilient we Alaskans truly are. We will come out of this stronger and more robust than ever, and I will keep working in Congress to help make that happen. I want to thank Secretary Azar and the Administration for prioritizing Alaska's health care needs through this vital funding."

Grant recipients and award amounts:

Grantee Name

Program Title

Award Amount

Maniilaq Association

Supporting Tribal Public Health Capacity in Coronavirus Preparedness and Response

$1,350,000

Tanana Chiefs Conference

Supporting Tribal Public Health Capacity in Coronavirus Preparedness and Response

$4,589,156

CCS Early Learning

Head Start Projects

$3,640,948

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Opioid-Impacted Family Support Program

$600,000

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant

$549,028

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