Denali Commmission Grants and Loans

Grants and loans to the Denali Commission for the benefit of rural communities in Alaska with extremely high household energy costs exceeding 275 percent of the national average.




Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Projects funded by the Denali Commission through this grant were selected from approved projects on the Denali Commission Work Plan and include improvements and replacements of bulk fuel storage and handling facilities and electric distribution system improvements in remote Alaskan villages.


Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Denali Commission $ 1,000,000   2018-09-192020-09-19
Denali Commission $ 2,500,000   2017-09-202019-09-20
Denali Commission $ 2,500,000   2016-08-052018-08-05
Denali Commission $ 1,500,000   2015-08-182017-08-18
Denali Commission $ 2,310,686   2014-04-042016-04-04
Denali Commission $ 2,500,000   2013-09-102015-09-10
Denali Commission $ 5,775,000   2011-08-252013-08-25
Denali Commission $ 8,000,000   2010-05-102012-05-10
Denali Commission $ 8,500,000   2009-06-042011-06-04
Denali Commission $ 10,000,000   2008-04-242010-04-24



Program Accomplishments

The Denali Commission reports that more than 100 communities in rural Alaska have benefitted from USDA grant funds supporting the Denali rural power system and bulk fuel storage tank replacements and upgrade program.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds must be used for energy generation, transmission, or distribution facilities serving rural communities where average residential energy expenditures are at least 275 percent of the national average.

Grant must be in coordination with State rural development initiatives.

Planning and administrative expenses must not exceed 4 percent of the grant amount.