Alaska communities share $600,000 in economic development grants

Posted: Monday, February 04, 2002

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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