Grants

As a grant making agency, the Denali Commission implements its mission through partnerships:  The Denali Commission will partner with tribal, federal, state, and local governments and collaborate with all Alaskans to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of government services, to develop a well-trained labor force employed in a diversified and sustainable economy, and to build and ensure the operation and maintenance of Alaska’s basic infrastructure.

Through these partnerships the Commission has invested more than $1.2 billion and leveraged over $900 million from other sources to fund vital rural infrastructure, workforce and economic development, and community resilience projects in over 300 communities across the state.

2021 Distressed Communities Report

FUNDING REQUIREMENTS

Pursuant to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and federal funding partners, the Denali Commission (Commission) and its grantees are required to adhere to the following funding requirements. Specific funding requirements will be identified in the award conditions agreement between the Commission and the grantee.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Procedures and Categorical Exclusions

Denali Commission CATEX Checklist- Please contact your Program Manager if you have difficulties with this form.

OMB Guidance – 2 CFR 200

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Title 23

Recipient Guidelines and Requirements

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OTHER FUNDING RESOURCES

Many projects require funds in excess to the amount the Commission can contribute.

Grants.gov

Grants.gov is the single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies, allowing organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities.

State of Alaska – DCCED/DCRA – Grant Programs

The State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development administers a variety of state and federal grant programs, including federal Community Development Block Grants and state legislative grants.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

The Denali Commission staff is happy to assist you with any additional questions you might have. If your question is related to funding opportunities, questions surrounding an award you have received from the Denali Commission, request for funding reimbursement, or completing a progress report, please contact any of our Program Managers listed below.

ENERGY PROGRAM

Katie Conway – Direct: 907-271-5232 – kconway@denali.gov

TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM

Liza Mack, PhD – Direct: 907-271-5217 – lmack@denali.gov

VILLAGE INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION (VIP) PROGRAM

Liza Mack, PhD – Direct: 907-271-5217 – lmack@denali.gov

WATER AND SANITATION PROGRAM

Kristin Reardon, PhD, PE – Direct: 907-271-5239 – kreardon@denali.gov

VICTIMS OF CRIME AND HEALTH FACILITIES

Kristin Reardon, PhD, PE – Direct: 907-271-5239 – kreardon@denali.gov

BROADBAND, HOUSING, AND WORKFORCE/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Erik Obrien – Direct: 907-271-1542 – eobrien@denali.gov

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FORMS FOR GRANT RECIPIENTS

Janet Davis, Grants Management Officer – Direct: 907-271-3036 – jdavis@denali.gov