Sharing the stories of historic funding for Alaska
Build Back Better, Alaska (B3AK) is closely tracking federal investments flowing into Alaska from sources such as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This portal shows what funding is ‘out-the-door’ to our state and where it is going. Complimenting efforts such as the Alaska Municipal League’s website keeping track of overall funding levels and grant opportunities, we focus on contextualizing these historic investments and sharing the stories of their impact.
We update this page regularly as new announcements and press releases are published. Please reach out if there is something we’ve missed!
Navigate the Portal
What's in it for Alaska
And much more!
What's in it for Alaska
And much more!
Explore Alaska investments on our interactive map
Expand the list of projects and sources by clicking the sidebar icon in the top left of the map. From there you can choose which lists to include. Clicking an icon will reveal details, such as the overall funding level. Icons are color-coded by agency, and you can hide individual layers, such as airports, by clicking the checkmark in the map sidebar. Note: This map only contains funding exceeding $1 million. Some smaller projects, and the 205 airports receiving either $159k or $110k are excluded for visibility. The complete list of airports can be found here.
Alaska FY 2022 Funding Announcements
B3AK closely monitors announcements by the Alaska Congressional Delegation, the White House, and cabinet departments for allocated funding coming to Alaska. This portal will be updated continually as new funding allocations are announced for FY22 and beyond.
Alaska is receiving $45 million in FY22, and a total of $225 million over the next five years to go towards fixing the 141 bridges in poor condition across the state. Statewide, these bridges account for more than 100,000 average daily users. Read the US DOT press release.
ACE released $14 billion for 500 infrastructure projects nationwide for FY22. Alaska projects can be found in the work plans for Construction, Investigations, and Operation & Maintenance:
Port of Nome, $250 million to initiate and complete West Causeway Extension.
Moose Creek Dam (North Pole), $88.54 million to physically complete and fiscally close out project.
Kenai River Bluff Erosion, $28.05 million to complete and fiscally close out project.
Lowell Creek Flood Diversion (Seward), $185.225 million to initiate, physically complete and fiscally close out project.
Elim Subsistence Harbor, $3.335 million to complete preconstruction, engineering and design phase.
Ninilchik Harbor, $4.3 million for damage Repair – Rock erosion protection for the seaward side of the harbor.
St. Paul Harbor, $50,000 for dredging surveys.
Alaska received the 8th most FY22 funding for airports across the country, totaling $80,110,118 f0r 235 different airports across the state. All airports received a minimum of $110,000 and 30 airports received over $1m, headlined by Ted Stevens International Airport’s nearly $17m allocation.
View the funding for all Alaska airports or explore an interactive map of eligible airports via the FAA portal.
Alaska is receiving over $32 million of the $1.15 billion announced by the Department of the Interior for the cleanup of orphaned oil and gas wells. DOI will release detailed guidance for states to apply for this grant funding in the coming weeks.
The Department of the Interior announced $25 million for the Denali Park Road as one of the first DOI investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The principal goal is to create a long-term solution for the Pretty Rocks Landslide.
Additional Alaska Resources
Multiple organizations across Alaska and federal government entities are tracking components of the infrastructure law and other investments coming to our state. B3AK monitors and works with these groups to avoid duplicating efforts. We encourage you to sign up for their email lists and explore their tracking resources!
Through their Alaska Federal Funding website, the Alaska Municipal League tracks federal investments and grant opportunities from both the American Rescue Plan Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. View their spreadsheet of Alaska funding, events, and grant opportunities.
AFN’s Navigator Program, in partnership with the State of Alaska, has helped numerous Alaska Native communities take full advantage of federal relief programs relating to COVID-19 and economic recovery.
White House Infrastructure School Webinars
Learn more about specific portions of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law from the White House! They will be hosting free public webinars on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout February and March highlighting key programs within specific topic areas. RSVP below! Additionally, the Alaska Municipal League will be hosting follow-on conversations after each session discussing Alaska-specific issues relating to the various topics. You can join those valuable conversations at this link.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 12pm AKST: Ports and Waterways – Register Here
Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 12pm AKST: Airports – Register here
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 12pm AKST: Electric Vehicles – Register Here
Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 12pm AKST: Public Transportation – Register Here
Tuesday, February 28, 2022 at 12pm AKST: Railroads – Register Here
Alaska Congressional Delegation Press Releases
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the senior Senator for Alaska, announced the following grants to organizations, Tribal entities, and communities in Alaska totaling $46 million in in federal funds. Read more.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, released the following statements after the U.S. Department of the Interior announced $1.15 billion is available states to clean up orphaned oil and gas wells. Read more.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young announced the launch of his Alaskan Infrastructure Roundtable, a fully-online platform allowing Alaskans to have a voice in the rollout of funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Bipartisan Infrastructure Law). Read more.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today announced that as a result of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which she played a lead role in crafting and advancing into law last year, four more projects in Alaska have been selected to receive substantial federal funding. Read more.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young (both R-Alaska) today welcomed significant new federal investments in major Alaska infrastructure priorities, secured by years of work through the passage of various Water Resources Development Acts (WRDA), advocacy with the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), congressional hearings, and the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law last year. Read more.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, issued the following statements after Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced that $25 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law is being made available to expedite a solution for Denali Park Road access. Read more.
Learn more about specific funding for Alaska
- $3.5 billion to build, repair, and maintain Alaska roads and highways
- $225 million to address 140 Alaska bridges deemed “structurally deficient”
- A new $1 billion national program to fund essential ferry service supporting rural communities, including funding for the Alaska Marine Highway System. Alaska will also receive $73 million for ferry operations and construction
- $5 billion is allocated nationally to assist railways with critical capital projects and safety improvements, with the Alaska Railroad being an eligible recipient
- Increases Port Infrastructure Development Grant funding by $2.25 billion and provides an additional $250 million for remote and subsistence harbor construction
- Estimated $392 million in funding for Alaska airports, including set-asides for small and nonhub airports
- Increase public transit funding across the state by $362 million.
Join and Support B3AK!
Build Back Better, Alaska needs your support to realize our vision for education, amplification, and advocacy for Alaska. We must act immediately to seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity presented by new federal investments. B3AK has the capacity, team, and network on the ground in Alaska to be a transformative partner. We invite any individuals, organizations, and funders to reach out. Please contact us to discuss partnerships and investments to make this engagement possible. Let’s help Alaska build back better together!