Federal grants aid homeless in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two homeless assistance projects in Alaska are recipients of a second round of federal grants to renew and expand services.

Officials with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development say the $96,985 awarded Thursday are part of an additional $140 million going to almost 900 homeless projects nationwide.

That’s in addition to nearly $3.49 million in funding awarded by HUD in April to 23 homeless projects in Alaska. That funding was part of $1.6 billion awarded by HUD to more than 7,100 programs across the country.

The recipients of the latest Alaska funding are the Fairbanks-based Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living, which is receiving $60,249, and the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness, which is receiving $36,736. The projects are under HUD’s “Continuum of Care” program.

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