By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Federal legislation makes Wrangell eligible for final round of pandemic aid


January 25, 2023

Last September, the borough was excluded from the final round of federal pandemic aid, which distributed $27 million to Alaska communities through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. However, recent legislation will make funding available to communities that were previously ineligible — including Wrangell.

The provision, which was included in the appropriations bill signed by the president on Dec. 29, allows states, tribes and local governments additional flexibility in their allocation of federal funds. The provision was part of a much larger bill with a much wordier name: the State,...

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