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Grants Administration

Designated Legislative (DL) Grants

Communities and organizations seek funding through their state senators and representatives for identified capital projects. Appropriations are included in the Capital Bill by the legislature at their discretion, with final approval by the governor. Under the governor’s discretion, project funding may be reduced or vetoed entirely.

The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Division of Community and Regional Affairs’ Grant Section manages the program under the provisions of the Alaska Statutes 37.05.315-37.05.325.

  • AS 37.05.315 Grants to Municipalities
  • AS 37.05.316 Grants to Named Recipients
  • AS 37.05.317 Grants to Unincorporated Communities
  • AS 37.05.318 Further Regulations prohibited
  • AS 37.05.325 Definitions for AS 37.05.315-37.05.317

Alaska Statutes are codified laws enacted by the legislature. The most current statutes can be found on the Alaska State Legislature website:

Upon approval of the capital bill, all grantees with grants appropriated to the department will be notified by the department. Most grants will have an effective date July 1 st of every year and expenditures may not be incurred prior to that date unless otherwise stated in law.

Types of Designated Legislative Grants

  • Feasibility studies
  • Construction projects
  • Building improvements and upgrades
  • Design and engineering
  • Land acquisition
  • Equipment purchase, upgrades, or repairs

If you would like to know more about this program or if your community or organization has been appropriated a grant, please review resources available below.

Grant Related Resources Grant Related Forms Everything You Want to Know About the Designated Legislative Grant Program

For more information contact:

Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Fairbanks Office
455 3rd Avenue Suite 140
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701-4737
Phone: (907) 451-2721
Fax: (907) 451-2742