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Grants for Rural and Native Alaskan Villages

Detailed information about this program is below:

Category Information About This Specific Program
Title Grants for Rural and Native Alaskan Villages
Purpose To provide for the development and construction of water and wastewater systems to improve the health and sanitation conditions in those villages through removal of dire sanitation conditions.
Type of Assistance Grant
Eligible Applicants A rural or native village in Alaska; or (2) DEC on behalf of one or more rural or native village in Alaska; or (3) ANTHC on behalf of one or more rural or native village in Alaska.
Eligible Activities

To pay reasonable costs associated with providing potable water or waste disposal services to residents of rural or native villages in Alaska. Reasonable costs include construction, planning, pre-development costs (including engineering, design, and rights-of-way establishment), and technical assistance.

Excluded Activities/Other Restrictions

Grant funds may not be used to: pay any annual recurring costs that are considered to be operational expenses of a facility; pay basic/rental fee or depreciation for the use of the recipient community’s equipment; purchase existing systems; pay for items not associated with Rural Utilities Service’s approved scope of work including projects developed from other funding sources; and, except as provided in the regulation, finance any public or commercial facility.
Pre-Funding Requirements (if applicable) Not applicable
Typical Award Amount (if applicable) Not applicable
Total Awarded Fiscal Year 2018 (if applicable) $20,555,600
Match Requirement (if applicable) The state of Alaska or local contributions must provide at least 25 percent of the project costs

Solicitation Process/Timeline

Contact local office

Proposal Elements/Scoring Criteria


Contact Information (primary contact and website or other source)

Find your local office here

Tim Kurg, Program Manager
(907) 761-7777

Website Information About Successful Tribal Applicants/Projects

Grants for Rural and Native Alaskan Villages website
Headquarters Office

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service
Water and Environmental Programs
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Stop 1548 
Washington, D.C. 20250 

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