Managing Agency Denali Commission

Program Description

Funding is used for a variety of purposes as identified and prioritized by the six Commissioners for the Denali Commission. Typical investments include rural energy, clinic, transportation, and other core community infrastructure needs and community economic development and workforce training.

General Program Requirements


Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

An application process may apply for some programming; other programming may rely upon a statewide priority list.

Program Contact Information

Jay Farmwald
Director of Programs

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number90.1
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to AI/AN, but they are eligible
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo. Once the project is funded, based upon construction cost estimate the community is then considered served unless there may be project cost overruns.
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally recognized Tribes (any American Indian or Alaska Native tribal entity recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as eligible for federal programs and services for Indians because of their status as Indians). Tribal organizations (authorized by one or more federally recognized Tribe(s) — may include explanation of type of TO in Comments column). States — 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. U.S. local governments. Private non-profit entities. Other non-tribal/non-native entities
Matching Funds RequiredYes. A match is required for construction or equipment; 20% for economically distressed communities, and 50% for non-distressed communities
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)In general, 3 to 6 communities are served annually with average populations less than 400.
Length of ProgramContinuous — we fund projects annually as far as the funding takes us down the prioritization list.
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes

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