Denali Commission 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.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Rural Utilities Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended, Title I, Section 19, Public Law 106-472, 114 Stat. 2058, 7 U.S.C. 918a.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The Denali Commission, a Federal Agency, is the only eligible applicant.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries are residents of rural communities in Alaska with extremely high energy costs. Eligible beneficiary communities must apply for assistance directly to the Denali Commission and eligible projects must be on Denali Commission Annual Approved Work Plan.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR Part 200. The Denali Commission submits a letter of application under a Memorandum of Understanding with USDA.
Award Procedure
Approval of the Denali Commission request for grant funds is made by the Administrator in his sole discretion.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
The Agency Administrator in his sole discretion makes a grant award based on the Denali Commission Letter of Request and Denali Commission Annual Work Plan.
How may assistance be used?
Funds must be used for energy generation, transmission, or distribution facilities serving rural communities where annual 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. Loans to the Denali Commission are an authorized purpose of the program. No loan funds have been appropriated by Congress.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. The Denali Commission includes information on projects funded with Denali Commission RUS grants in its published annual reports and on its website.
Not Applicable.
The Denali Commission maintains its books and records in accordance with Federal requirements of OMB Circular A-34.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grant terms typically run for three years and may be extended upon the sole discretion of RUS. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grant Funds are released at the request of the Denali Commission.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Assistant Administrator, Electric Programs, Rural Utilities Service, Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Stop 1560, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Phone: (202) 720-9540.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $2,310,000; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Grant awards have ranged from $2,310,686 to $18,500,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
7 CFR part 1709.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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