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Congressman Don Young Announces FY 2022 Alaska Member-Directed Funding Requests

Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young announced his Community Project Funding requests submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations. Community Project Funding allows all Members of Congress to request funding for specific projects in their communities. These requests are subject to strict transparency and accountability rules, which can be found here. Funding submissions for FY 2022 Appropriations are merely requests, and do not guarantee funding to applicants. Final funding awards will be determined through the committee markup process and by a final vote on the House Floor.

“I am proud to announce my FY 2022 Community Project Funding requests,” said Congressman Don Young. “For too long, my colleagues and I have been unable to directly request funding for specific projects in our districts. This decade-long ban on ‘earmarks’ served only to shift Congress’ rightful power to appropriate money to the Executive Branch, while denying needed funds to local organizations. I am pleased that Community Project Funding has returned on a limited, transparent basis and will continue advocating on behalf of projects in Alaska. While the program’s scope still falls short of fully restoring the Article I powers of Congress,  l am hopeful that the Community Project Funding program will continue to improve. My requests span a range of topics, including infrastructure, health care, education, Alaska Native priorities, homelessness, and more. I want to thank all those who put in the time and effort to apply for funding. I ask that applicants and communities keep in mind that while this is a solid first step, it is not a guarantee of a funding award. My office will keep both applicants and their communities updated throughout this process.”

Congressman Young’s Community Project funding Requests and financial interest certification letters:

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee - Member Designated Projects 

Project Name: Shotgun Cove Road Extension

Location: Whittier, Alaska

Project Sponsor/Requestor: City of Whittier, Alaska P.O. Box 608 Whittier, AK 99693

Amount Requested: $6,000,000

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Project Name: Anton Larsen Bay Road Extension

Location: Kodiak Island, Alaska

Project Sponsor/Requestor: Kodiak Island Borough, 710 Mill Bay Road Kodiak, AK 99615-6398

Amount Requested: $8,000,000

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Project Name: Captain's Bay Road and Utilities Improvements Project, Phase I

Location: Unalaska, Alaska

Project Sponsor/Requestor: City of Unalaska, 43 Raven Way P.O. Box 610 Unalaska, Alaska 99685

Amount Requested: $4,000,000

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Project Name: Akutan Harbor Access Road

Location: Akutan, Alaska 

Project Sponsor/Requestor: City of Akutan, 100 Windy Way, Akutan, AK  99553

Amount Requested: $9,625,000

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Project Name: Cape Blossom Road Phase #2

Location: Kotzebue, Alaska  

Project Sponsor/Requestor: City of Kotzebue, 258A Third Avenue PO Box 46, Kotzebue, AK 99752

Amount Requested: $19,200,000

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Project Name: Katlian Bay Road

Location: Sitka Borough, Alaska  

Project Sponsor/Requestor: Shee Atika, Inc., 315 Lincoln Street, Suite 300 Sitka, Alaska 99835-7579

Amount Requested: $8,000,000

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Project Name: Port St. Nicholas Road Paving and Waterline Replacement

Location: Craig, Alaska   

Project Sponsor/Requestor: City of Craig, PO Box 725 Craig, AK 99921

Amount Requested: $6,000,000

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Project Name: Replace Bridge 114.3

Location: Anchorage, Alaska    

Project Sponsor/Requestor: Alaska Railroad Corporation, 327 West Ship Creek Ave

P.O. Box 107500 Anchorage, AK 99510-7500

Amount Requested: $9,760,000

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Project Name: Barrow Arctic Research Center Road (a/k/a Uivaqsaagiaq Road) Phases II and III construction

Location: Utqiaġvik, Alaska

Project Sponsor/Requestor: North Slope Borough P.O. Box 69 Utqiagvik, AK 99723

Amount Requested: $10,000,000

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Project Name: Cowles Street Reconstruction

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska

Project Sponsor/Requestor: Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning, 100 Cushman Street Suite 205, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

Amount Requested: $8,745,000

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Project Name: Seldon Road Extension, Phase 2

Location: Seldon Road, Wasilla, Alaska 99654

Project Sponsor/Requestor: Matanuska-Susitna Borough (MSB), Alaska

Amount Requested: $5,623,800
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Project Name: King Cove Road Reconstruction & Pavement

Location: King Cove, Alaska

Project Sponsor/Requestor: City of King Cove, P.O. Box 37 King Cove, AK 99612

Amount Requested: $8,000,000

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Project Name: Point Spencer/Port Clarence Shipping Safety Infrastructure Planning and Design Program

Location: Port Clarence, Alaska

Project Sponsor: Bering Straits Native Corporation, PO Box 1008. 110 Front Street, Suite 300, Nome, Alaska 99762

Amount Requested: $2,500,000

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House Committee on Appropriations - Community Project Funding Requests 

Project Name: Tongass Sewer Force Main Rehabilitation Phase II Jefferson Street to Pump Station 4

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska

Recipient: City of Ketchikan, 334 Front Street, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
Amount Requested: $1,250,000

Purpose: The funding would be used for replacing the Tongass Sewer force main. A targeted effort to replace this critical infrastructure has been ongoing since 2001 and through numerous State and local projects have replaced approximately 80% of the force mains. The remaining original force mains are over forty year old iron pipes and have been observed to be beyond the end of their service life.  These pipes are within a tidally influenced area and when combined with Ketchikan’s acidic soils their rate of failure is greatly accelerated making replacement of the remaining 20% of this system a high priority for the City. Recent studies by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation have found increased bacteria levels along Ketchikan’s shoreline further elevating the need to protect the environment from potential bacteria sources.

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Project Name: Mendenhall Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements

Location: Juneau, Alaska

Recipient: City and Borough of Juneau, 155 S. Seward Street, Juneau, AK 99801

Amount Requested: $800,000

Purpose: The funding would be used to improve Juneau’s largest and oldest wastewater treatment facility, the Mendenhall Wastewater Treatment Plant (MTP). The MTP was constructed in 1965 and received a major addition and upgrades in 1989. Since then, the City and Borough of Juneau has been investing heavily in keeping the plant running at an optimal level during changing regulatory requirements as well as an increase in both the volume and strength of the water treated.

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Project Name: Salmon and People: Engaging Diverse Communities in Stewardship of Wild Salmon in Cook Inlet

Location: Cook Inlet, Alaska

Recipient: University of Alaska, 2025 Yukon Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775.

Amount Requested: $750,000

Purpose: The funding for this project is designed to expand the scope and provide field-based engagement and alternative ways of conveying scientific information about watershed habitats and salmon. A consortium of research organizations has been working collaboratively through the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (KBNERR) at the University of Alaska Anchorage to conduct studies on watershed ecosystem support for salmon.

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Project Name: Village Within A City

Location: Anchorage, Alaska

Recipient: North Pacific Rim Housing Authority, 8300 King Street Anchorage, AK 99518

Amount Requested: $10,000,000

Purpose: The Village Within A City project would be a multi-use resource hub for the Alaska Native Community in Anchorage, Alaska, bringing health care, transportation, education, job training, and housing services under one roof with an important cultural element, which is an essential element for the success of the Alaska Native population. This project will help prepare Alaska Natives for a healthy, successful, and economically sustainable future either in Anchorage or in their village communities.

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Project Name: Lowell Creek Flood Diversion

Location: Seward, Alaska

Recipient: City of Seward, 410 Adams Street City Hall Building, Seward, AK 99664 & the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District 2204 Talley Avenue JBER, AK 99506

Amount Requested: $3,000,000

Purpose: The funding would be used to conduct a general investigation study for the reconstruction of the Lowell Creek Flood Diversion system. The funding is necessary to modernize a flood management system that is in disrepair and necessary to protect the City of Seward from a range of potential flood events.

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Project Name: Bridge to Success

Location: Anchorage, Alaska

Recipient: Covenant House Alaska, 755 A St, Anchorage, AK 99501

Amount Requested: $500,000

Purpose: The funding would be used to create 22 new housing units specifically designed for youth experiencing homelessness.  Young people who are experiencing homelessness usually require a high level of  support, as they have often been the victim of abuse, exploitation and human  trafficking.

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Project Name: Kiana Fire Emergency Response and Equipment Building

Location: Kiana, Alaska

Recipient: City of Kiana Alaska, P.O. Box 150, Kiana, AK 99749

Amount Requested: $3,350,000

Purpose: The funding would be used for a building to house equipment used for fire and emergency response, road maintenance, and municipal water and sewer maintenance. This building is critical to the community and its health and safety needs. The fire component will allow the Community to protect its water source which a number of communities in Alaska have lost to fire this winter.

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Project Name: Kodiak Fire Station Replacement

Location: Kodiak, Alaska

Recipient: City of Kodiak Alaska, 710 Mill Bay Road, Room 110, Kodiak, AK 99615

Amount Requested: 18,600,000

Purpose: The City of Kodiak’s Fire Station, which is located in downtown Kodiak, was constructed in the 1940’s with two block and wood frame additions added in the 1960’s and 1970’s and has outlived its useful life. The current building is located in the tsunami inundation zone. The new facility would be located outside the tsunami inundation zone. It would be a large enough structure to house Fire and EMS personnel, fire and rescue apparatus, three ambulances, many types of specialty equipment and medical supplies that support the Advanced Life Support services offered to the entire Kodiak area.

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Project Name: Kuskokwim Health Sciences Facility

Location: Bethel, Alaska

Recipient: University of Alaska, 2025 Yukon Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775

Amount Requested: $2,004,000

Purpose: The funding would be used to renovate a structure at the University of Alaska’s Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel, Alaska to expand their nursing and allied health programs. The renovated structure would serve as the new health sciences facility to support growth in enrollment and graduation rates in the School of Nursing, specifically focused on recruiting and retaining more Alaska Native and rural underserved students.

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Project Name: Cold Bay Clinic Replacement

Location: Cold Bay, Alaska

Recipient: Aleutians East Borough, P.O. Box 349, Sand Point, AK 99661

Amount Requested: $2,000,000

Purpose: The funding would be used to replace the aging Cold Bay Clinic which serves residents from, and visitors to, the East Aleutian and Alaska Peninsula communities, Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska fishermen, and injured crew from cargo ships that ply the Great Circle Route. The clinic is also used to stabilize the sick and injured prior to medevac to Anchorage during emergencies.

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