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Alaska Tribes and Organizations Receive over $18 Million for Tribal Climate Resilience Projects

Nov 2, 2022
Alaska Natives
Infrastructure

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) today announced 48 awards benefitting Tribes and tribal organizations in Alaska amounting to more than $18 million to address the impacts of climate change. These investments will support adaption planning, climate implementation actions, ocean and coastal management planning, capacity building, relocation, managed retreat, and protect-in-place for climate risks projects.

 

“Communities across Alaska face growing risks from coastal erosion, flooding, ocean acidification, threats to food security, degrading permafrost, need for relocation, and more. The $18 million in awards announced today will support Alaskan communities build much needed climate resilience, whether that is funding for Golovin to continue their retreat management, an erosion and flood assessment for Tuluksak, a Kodiak food systems vulnerability assessment, an ocean and coastal monitoring plan for the Qawalangin Tribe, a permafrost assessment for Chefornak, or a managed retreat housing prototype for Unalakleet,” said Senator Murkowski. “Through the bipartisan infrastructure law, I prioritized funding for BIA climate resilience programs to assist communities who are facing threats to their infrastructure and ways of life.”

  

The funding for the projects announced today comes from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), $20 million, and Fiscal Year 2022 annual appropriations, $25 million. The IIJA provided $216 million to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) over five years for climate resilience programs, with $130 million for community relocation and $86 million for Tribal climate resilience and adaptation projects. Click here for more information of the awards.

 

List of Alaska Awardees:

 

Type

Tribe

Amount

Category 1

Native Village of Kongiganak

136,413

 

Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska

146,293

Category 2

Chickaloon Native Village

182,335

 

Igiugig Village

145,882

 

Ketchikan Indian Community

246,221

 

Klawock Cooperative Association

248,406

 

Native Village of Kipnuk

168,452

 

Native Village of Tuntutuliak

180,982

 

Kawerak, Incorporated

247,698

 

Kodiak Area Native Association

217,914

Category 3

Ketchikan Indian Community

14,999

 

Native Village of Tuluksak

14,856

 

Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska

14,749

 

Chugach Regional Resources Commission

14,966

 

Kawarek, Incorporated

14,840

Category 4

Native Village of Kivalina

249,815

 

Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska

145,618

 

Saint Paul Island

250,000

 

Yakutat Tlingit Tribe

113,830

 

Kodiak Area Native Association

240,917

Category 5

Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska

14,660

 

Wrangell Cooperative Association

14,714

 

Chugach Regional Resources Commission

13,618

Category 6

Native Village of Tuluksak

65,000

 

Wrangell Cooperative Association

62,966

Category 7

Kenaitze Indian Tribe

230,354

 

Native Village of Kipnuk

245,056

 

Native Village of Saint Michael

148,432

 

Native Village of Tuntutuliak

236,374

 

Native Village of Unalakleet

290,440

 

Sitka Tribe of Alaska

298,463

 

Tuluksak Native Community

245,056

 

Village of Chefornak

298,517

 

Chugach Regional Resources Commission

201,387

Category 10

Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

1,964,655

 

Knik Tribe

1,804,800

Category 11

Akiak Native Community

2,706,775

 

Chilkat Indian Village (Klukwan)

589,762

 

Native Village of Nunapitchuk

2,217,314

 

Village of Chefornak

2,995,843

Category 12

Akiak Native Community

150,000

 

Chinik Eskimo Community (Golovin)

83,736

 

Native Village of Kwigillingok

150,000

 

Native Village of Shaktoolik

143,151

 

Newtok Village

149,064

 

Village of Chefornak

149,708

 

 

 

 

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