Soldotna to receive millions in grant money

  • By Kelly Sullivan
  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014 9:18pm
  • News

In a short meeting Wednesday the Soldotna City Council will be accepting millions of dollars in appropriations from federal and state grant money for community projects.

Soldotna received three legislative grants and two reappropriated legislative grants totaling just under $1.7 million from this year’s state budget, supplementing funding for five city construction projects.

The grants were accepted from the State of Alaska, the Department of Commerce and Community and Economic Development, according to the ordinance. The Soldotna Regional Sports Complex Roof Replacement project received the largest appropriation of $1.2 million.

The grants require no match from the city and must be used within five years, according to a memo from City Engineer Kyle Kornelis.

Also assigned for the funding is the West Redoubt Sidewalk and Illumination project, and three sidewalks, street and utility improvement projects.

Kornelis also said the city will be receiving a grant of $2.8 million from the Federal Aviation Administration, only $100,000 of which will require a match from the city.

The monies will go directly toward rehabilitation of asphalt and extending the apron areas, which will lead to more available hanger space for leasing.

 

 

 

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