By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Borough commits to cover 10% of barge ramp project if grant covers the rest


September 28, 2022

At a special assembly meeting Sept. 20, the borough committed to match 10% of a possible $2,584,650 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for design and permitting of a new barge ramp.

The borough has not received the grant but anticipates an update on the status of its application around Sept. 30. Last week, DOT Port Infrastructure Development Program staff contacted the borough to confirm their ability to cover 10% of the project, meaning that the grant application has made it to the final stages of the selection process.

Typically, communities commit to a 20% match under the...

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