NSEDC approves $2.7 M+ in regional grants

Board members of the Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, a community development quota entity, have approved over $2.7 million in grants for regional and community projects.

Nearly $1.9 million was awarded in total to two energy projects, including $1.38 million for the Stebbins/St. Michael renewable wind energy project.

The city of Golovin received $500,000 for a new power plant to be located out of the flood zone.

Also approved were over $714,558 in funds for 13 projects in nine member communities. Another $90,00 went to Kawerak for the 2019 leadership summit, plus $20,000 for continued training for Head Start teachers under the Growing Our Own Teachers Discretionary Grant.

The CDQ program was established in December of 1991 to promote fisheries related economic development in western Alaska. The federal fisheries program engages eligible communities who have formed regional organizations, referred to as CDQs, to expand economic development throughout individual regions.