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Bird, Girdwood, Hope/Sunrise, Indian, Portage, Whittier

Girdwood Community Gardens Improvements

GRANTEE/SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Girdwood Chapel  

AMOUNT AWARDED: $5,000

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS: Girdwood

YEAR AWARDED: 2022

DESCRIPTION: Extend the growing season with the purchase, delivery, and installation of a greenhouse. 

Hope Museum Development

GRANTEE/SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Hope and Sunrise Historical Society   

AMOUNT AWARDED: $9,000

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS: Hope  

YEAR AWARDED: 2020

DESCRIPTION: Project focused on developing and refining programs, exhibits and interpretation at the HSHS Mining Museum; producing newsletters; maintaining the HSHS website; cataloging artifacts; promoting and supervising work parties; and managing museum visitation. 

School Year Program Support

GRANTEE/SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Four Valleys Community School 

AMOUNT AWARDED: $9,000 

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS: Girdwood  

YEAR AWARDED: 2021

DESCRIPTION: Project supports FVCS general programming. 

Whittier Community School Outdoor Leadership Program

GRANTEE/SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Chugach School District  

AMOUNT AWARDED: $9,000

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS: Whittier 

YEAR AWARDED: 2020

DESCRIPTION: Project supports and encourages students in Whittier School to engage in outdoor recreational activities. 

Cooper Landing, Moose Pass & Seward

Alfred Lowell Statue

GRANTEE/SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers  

AMOUNT AWARDED: $24,500 

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS: Seward   

YEAR AWARDED: 2022

DESCRIPTION: Creation and installation of a statue of Alfred Lowell in Seward. 

Alutiiq Pride Marine Institute Mural Installation

GRANTEE/SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Chugach Regional Resources Commission 

AMOUNT AWARDED: $8,159 

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS: Seward   

YEAR AWARDED: 2022

DESCRIPTION: Installation of two murals that showcase historical information on the Alutiiq people that inhabited the region around Resurrection Bay. 

Kids to Slopes

GRANTEE/SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Seward PTA 

AMOUNT AWARDED: $9,000 

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS: Seward 

YEAR AWARDED: 2021

DESCRIPTION: Supports the Kids to Slopes Program. 

Moose Pass History Preservation

GRANTEE/SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Moose Pass Public Library  

AMOUNT AWARDED: $9,000 

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS: Moose Pass    

YEAR AWARDED: 2020

DESCRIPTION: Project covers three years of activities including but not limited to: pursuing local partnerships with the end goal of creating a small museum and potential Historical Society, preserving and displaying MPPL’s collection of “Alaska Gold” and “Moose Pass Miner” publications, maintaining MPPL’s website, and creating a long-term strategy for preserving and sharing Moose Pass history. 

The Footprints Around Cooper Landing Interpretive Signs

GRANTEE/SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Cooper Landing Community Club 

AMOUNT AWARDED: $7,807 

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS: Cooper Landing 

YEAR AWARDED: 2020

DESCRIPTION: Provides opportunities for youth to document Cooper Landing’s history on signage that will highlight five significant community buildings on three properties. 

Zudy’s Café Restoration

GRANTEE/SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Moose Pass Public Library  

AMOUNT AWARDED: $10,000 

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS: Seward   

YEAR AWARDED: 2021

DESCRIPTION: Project is to restore the exterior of the historic Seward Depot which currently houses Zudy’s Café. 

Advancing Equity for Youth from Underserved Communities through Outdoor Recreation

GRANTEE/SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Alaska Geographic 

AMOUNT AWARDED: $24,238 

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS: Regional

YEAR AWARDED: 2022

DESCRIPTION: Providing four fun, immersive, and educational experiences in the KMTA National Heritage Area, including trail building for the Iditarod National Historic Trail and backpacking expeditions on Johnson Pass, Resurrection Pass, and Lost Lake to Primrose. These expeditions aim to connect Alaskan teens to their communities and their public lands while learning fundamental backpacking, earth systems science, and stewardship ethics through direct experience.  

Chugach NF Trail Maintenance

GRANTEE/SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Alaska Trails

AMOUNT AWARDED: $18,450 

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS: Regional 

YEAR AWARDED: 2022

DESCRIPTION: Alaska Trails will continue to build on its successful partnership with the USFS to deploy its trail crew for one week and to conduct two volunteer events in the KMTA area in the summer of 2022. 

Cultural Historical Map of the KMTA

GRANTEE/SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Mapping Solutions 

AMOUNT AWARDED: $8,800 

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS: Regional  

YEAR AWARDED: 2021

DESCRIPTION: Creating a map with KMTA region heritage and areas of interest. 

Report for America

GRANTEE/SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: KDLL Public Radio/Pickle Hill Broadcasting   

AMOUNT AWARDED: $10,000 

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS: Regional   

YEAR AWARDED: 2022

DESCRIPTION: Journalism covering stories in the heritage area communities.

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