$13M in health care grants aid 17 organizations

Seventeen health care entities, including several Alaska Native organizations, will share in over $13 million in health care funds made available through grant programs within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Major recipients include $4,000,922 to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, $3,600,000 to Cook Inlet Tribal Council, and $1,399,554 to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp.

Other recipients were Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, $1,002,911; Tanana Chiefs Conference, $699,808; Maniilaq Health Center, $400,000; Fairbanks Native Association, $399,706; Native Village of Tyonek, $250,000; Chickaloon Native Village, $249,313; and Kenaitze Indian Tribe, $249,241.

Grants of $125,000 each were awarded to the United Way of Matanuska Susitna Borough, Sitka Counseling and Prevention Services, Eklutna Native Village, Ninilchik Village, and Aleutian-Pribilof Island Association.

Mount Sanford Tribal Consortium was awarded $124,678 and the Hydaburg Cooperative Association received $123,954.

The grants were announced on Friday, Aug. 28, by Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, who said that it is necessary to ensure during the COVID-19 pandemic that Alaskans are empowered with the resources necessary to weather the health care challenges.