Governor announces proposal for American Rescue Plan funding

    Governor Dunleavy at a press event on Friday. Photo via Governor's livestream.

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - Governor Mike Dunleavy announced his proposal for the one billion dollars Alaska is set to receive from the American Rescue Plan while at a press briefing on Friday.

    His plan includes $325 million to infrastructure investment; $325 million in relief for businesses and non-profits around the state; $150 million for aiding Alaska's tourism industry; $139.26 million to offset the state General Fund; and $80 million for COVID-19 response costs, food security issues, and more for "protecting Alaskans," according to a release from the Governor's office.

    The proposed plan will be officially sent to the legislature on Monday. Gov. Dunleavy said the next step is working with the legislature and municipalities on what to do with the $1.02 billion infusion from the federal government.

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