AML Awarded $4 Million Appropriation to Support Members

Heavy Equipment, Road Maintenance, and Municipal Facilities focus of project

We are excited about the upcoming opportunities for AML Members after the recent passage of the federal government funding package which includes more than $4 million for the Alaska Municipal League from the Rural Community Facilities Program Account. This funding request sponsored by Senator Murkowski on behalf of AML’s Members will provide heavy equipment for landfill and rural maintenance needs in several rural communities in Southeast, Central and Western Alaska, as well as on the Alaska Peninsula.

Some of the projects this funding will support include the purchase of landfill and road maintenance equipment, as well as more than 20 additional pieces of heavy equipment. Additionally, the appropriation includes $500,000 to help offset the extremely high transportation costs to send this much needed equipment to rural Alaska.

Also included in the federal appropriation requested by Senator Murkowski and Representative Peltola are nearly $14 million for other municipal priorities like public safety in the Northwest Arctic Borough, South Tongass Fire Station Improvements, Soldotna Field House, Craig Firehall/EMS Building, Haines Community Safety and Training Center, and a Newhalen Maintenance Facility.

See Senator Murkowski’s announcement for appropriations for Alaska: