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BAF Unveils Next-Generation GIS Map 

Anchorage, Alaska – Build Alaska’s Future Education Fund, a 501(c)3 educational non-profit organization dedicated to advancing good governance, public engagement, and civic participation while remaining non-partisan, is thrilled to announce the forthcoming launch of its one-of-a-kind interactive map, Mapping the Path to a Stronger Alaska.

This initiative aims to engage Alaskans, researchers, policymakers, and the public in a comprehensive exploration of the billions of appropriation dollars in federal infrastructure funds flowing into the state, shedding light on the transformative impact of these investments. 

‘Mapping the Path to a Stronger Alaska’ represents a transformative leap in how Alaskans access and comprehend critical information about federal funding. This dynamic interactive map, constructed using Geographic Information System (GIS) software, will serve as a pivotal resource, empowering data-driven decision-making and fostering collaboration among stakeholders eager to harness these funds to enhance public services, commerce, transportation, and the overall quality of life in Alaska. 

This initiative is deeply aligned with the mission of Build Alaska’s Future Education Fund—to promote good governance, public engagement, and civic participation, all while remaining non-partisan. 

Key Features of ‘Mapping the Path to a Stronger Alaska’ include: 

  • Detailed Project Insights: The map provides an all-encompassing view of funded projects across Alaska, including funding amounts, project specifics, and anticipated completion dates. 
  • Policymaker Tools: The maps empowers policymakers with real-time funding information, enabling them to make informed decisions that will propel Alaska toward a brighter and prosperous future. 
  • Resource Allocation Transparency: The map offers transparency regarding the allocation of federal resources within the state, providing valuable insights for stakeholders. 
  • Integration with State Geoportal: The map integrates seamlessly into the State of Alaska’s Geoportal, facilitating streamlined access to social, environmental, and geographic data, alongside information on funded projects.

The Build Alaska’s Future Education Fund is dedicated to the idea that informed citizens are crucial for the success of Alaska’s congressional delegation and the state itself in pursuing state priorities. By providing a platform for Alaskans to comprehend critical policy issues and their impact, Build Alaska’s Future Education Fund aims to bolster grassroots support for constructive collaboration between Alaskans and federal-level policymakers. 

We firmly believe that the more people understand this funding and acknowledge its significance, the better Alaskans will do to build stronger, more resilient communities into the future,” said David Guttenberg, Build Alaska’s Future Education Fund steering committee member and current member of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly. 

Build Alaska’s Future Education Fund invites partners and investors to join its mission of shaping a more vibrant and inclusive Alaska—an Alaska with widespread broadband access, robust infrastructure, and ample job opportunities all contributing to statewide prosperity. 

About the Build Alaska’s Future Education Fund: 

Build Alaska’s Future Education Fund is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit organization dedicated to advancing good governance, public engagement, and civic participation while remaining non-partisan. Its creation and organization were initiated by Alaska civic leaders and citizens as an effective way to publicize federal initiatives that benefit Alaska’s economy and civic society. The organization’s mission is to inform Alaskans about the benefits of key legislation and executive actions and provide policymakers with an avenue for constructive collaboration with the Alaska public. For more information about ‘Mapping the Path to a Stronger Alaska’ and how you can get involved, please visit  

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