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With the state contribution, it is expected to be constant this year. Other types of federal grants to the state fund armories and veterans’ facilities and ferry terminals, among other things. The federal government also provides construction grants to Alaska tribes, nonprofit organizations, and local governments across the state.8 Alaska Native nonprofit corporations, housing authorities, and healthcare providers receive most of this money. The largest of these programs in Alaska is NAHASDA (Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act) which provides assistance for housing construction in Alaska Native communities through grants to federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native housing authorities statewide. Direct procurement by federal agencies like the Department of the Interior (National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management), the Postal Service, the Department of Agriculture, and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) also provides funding for construction each year.  Other State & Local: $422 Million State and local government capital spending—excluding transportation (roads, airports, and ports), education, health, and energy—will be lower this year. Many projects have been funded in recent years through the grants from the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development to local governments and nonprofits throughout the state. These funds are starting to dry up. The state budget also includes the ongoing state weatherization and home energy rebate programs, which have now been expanded to include commercial buildings. The budget also funds a modest amount of deferred maintenance spread across all state departments. Local government capital spending, from general funds and bonds as well as enterprise funds, direct federal grants, and foundations tends to be stable from year to year. A large share of this spending is for water and sewer facilities, but it also includes other construction, such as buildings, libraries, museums, recreational facilities, and solid waste facilities.

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8 Federal spending on healthcare projects for the Alaska Native community funneled to Alaska Native organizations is included in the Hospital/Healthcare section of this report.

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