More than $138 million in FY22 infrastructure investments will deliver direct benefits to Alaskan communities
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
ANCHORAGE — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland kicked off a week-long trip to Alaska today, where she will meet with local, state, elected and Alaska Native leaders; Interior Department employees; and stakeholders to highlight ongoing efforts to support sustainable economies across the state.
During her first day of meetings in Anchorage, Secretary Haaland discussed the more than $138 million available to the state in fiscal year 2022 through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The events also helped underscore the Biden-Harris administration’s Building A Better America rural infrastructure tour, which is highlighting how infrastructure investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will make a transformative and lasting impact in communities across rural America.
In Alaska, these critical infrastructure investments and funding opportunities will help ensure communities, particularly in rural and Indigenous communities, have healthy lands and waters, continued access to the outdoors, and the foundation for future jobs and economic opportunity.
Investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that will directly benefit Alaskan communities in fiscal year 2022 via the Interior Department include: