Managing Agency Denali Commission

Program Description

Funding is used to build new or refurbish existing bulk fuel tank farms in rural Alaska villages with the goal that once the improvements are completed the tank farms are code compliant.

General Program Requirements

Eligible applicants are either owners of bulk fuel tank farms and/or organizations that serve the owners of the bulk fuel tank farms.

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

There is no application process. The agency funds the highest priority projects on a state-wide needs list.

Program Contact Information

Jay Farmwald
Director of Programs
jfarmwald@denali.gov
907-271-1414

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number90.1001
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 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, but competition is based upon an existing state-wide prioritization list of existing bulk fuel tank farms using a condition index. Tribes compete with U.S. states, U.S. local governments, private non-profit entities, and other non-tribal/non-native entities.
Tribes Funded by this ProgramTribes that own the bulk fuel tank farms typically rely upon the State of Alaska (Alaska Energy Authority) or the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc. to build the new or refurbished tank farms.

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