ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Twenty-eight Alaksa communities will share $600,000 in economic development grants.
The grants come from a partnership of the federally funded Denali Commission, the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development and the U-S Forest Service.
The grants are aimed at creating jobs and helping to diversify local economies. They range from $10,000 to $30,000.
Among the projects funded by the grants:
--The Kenai Peninsula will get $21,000 to study the feasibility of developing a livestock slaughterhouse.
--Thorne Bay will get $26,000 for the developement of an RV park.
--Seldovia will get $30,000 for a feasibility study on a cannery project.
--Mountain Village will get $10,000 for a community and economic development plan.
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