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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What kinds of agencies participate in the Capital Projects Database?

State and federal agencies provide funds for capital projects in Alaska. Some major providers of information include:

STATE AGENCIES

FEDERAL AGENCIES

Alaska Energy Authority (AEA)

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC)

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC)

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Branch of Roads (BIA)

Dept. of Commerce, Community & Economic Development (DCCED)

Denali Commission (Denali)

Dept. of Education and Early Development (DEED)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE)

Dept. of Environmental Conservation – Village Safe Water (DEC/VSW)

U.S. Dept. of Agricultural, Rural Development (USDA/RD)

Dept. of Environmental Conservation – Municipal Grants and Loans (DEC/MGL)

U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA)

Dept. of Health & Social Services (DHSS)

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Dept. of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF)

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Who uses the Capital Projects Database?

Many agencies and individuals use this database to find out about current and past projects throughout the state. Legislators, expert users, business and the general public use this database.

What does the Capital Projects Database Contain?

All projects are listed under a community name.  This would be the community that is closest to where the project will take place.  Sometime the Borough names are used.  When viewing information on the website the following information may be available.DCRA staff enters information received from each agency but not every agency tracks the same information.

LEAD AGENCY

The agency or entity that is administering the project funding.  Although other agencies may also be funding the project, this is the organization to contact for questions regarding the project. 

FISCAL YEAR

The fiscal year that the project funds were first allocated or planned. 

FUNDING STATUS

One of three terms to describe the status of the projects funding:

  1. Funded – funds are allocated in a budget.
  2. Planned– funds are designated in an official planning document, but have not been allocated and are subject to reprioritization.
  3. Potential – funds have not been designated by any agency. These are essentially "community needs," identified through recent community plans, funding summits, grant applications, surveys and other sources.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/ COMMENTS

A brief description of project, including the phase number, if appropriate. / This field also includes program names, information on other funding agencies and amounts, and comments about the project.

PROJECT STAGE

If funded, the current stage of the project is listed:

  • Completed – Project has been completed. 
  • Construction – Project is currently under construction.
  • Design – Project is currently in engineering, design, feasibility, or under environmental study.   
  • Contract – Contract has been awarded for the project.
  • Preliminary – Project is funded, no contact or agreement has been signed.

AGENCY COST

May represent the cost to complete this phase of the project - does not imply that the entire project will be completed at this cost. 

TOTAL COST

The total funding that will be required to complete the project. 

GRANT SCHEDULE

The date that construction is scheduled to start and end or any information on the schedule for the project

PROJECT OWNER

If known, the name of the organization administering the project.

How often does DCRA collect data?

Once a year, division staff prepare spreadsheets for each agency.  The spreadsheet contains current project information from the capital projects database for the respective agency.  The spreadsheet and a request for an update are sent to the agencies.  Agency contacts are asked to review the list, make any necessary changes and respective new projects to the list. 

Contact Information:
Research and Analysis Section
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Phone: (907) 269-4521
Fax: (907) 269-4539
E-mail: Research & Analysis