Alert: Real ID on schedule for Alaska

Alaska received the green light to carry out the final preparations for the federal REAL ID Act. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security notified state officials that Alaska has been granted an extension through June 1, 2019, from enforcement of the REAL ID Act. Military bases and other federal facilities as well as TSA will continue to accept Alaska’s state-issued driver’s licenses or identification cards for access.

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Alert: Applications Community Neighborhood Watch Grants

The purpose of this grant program is to support and expand community and neighborhood watch activities in the state of Alaska. Eligible entities, including community and neighborhood watch groups and municipalities, are encouraged to submit applications for grants which will support these activities.

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Alert: Meetings & Community Neighborhood Watch grants

Legislative Update September 11 Homer Chamber
Join me at the Homer Chamber Luncheon 12pm Tuesday Sept. 11 at the Best Western Bidarka for a legislative update.
Community Assistance Program
This program provides state funding for small community projects based on voter consensus at community meetings. District 31 area meetings are held within the communities that have applied for participation through the Kenai Peninsula Borough. In the past, the KPB usually organized and scheduled these meetings, however as of last year the communities are now required to organize and schedule their meetings.

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Alert: Community & Neighborhood Watch grants

The Dept. of Commerce, Community & Economic Developments’ Division of Community and Regional Affairs will be coordinating the grant program. Because this is a new program, the division is still developing the application process. They are hoping to send out notices later this summer. My office will send out another alert and links to the grant program for those that are interested.

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Alaska Lawmakers Oppose Any Federal Policy Separating Children from Parents at the Southern Border

Anchorage – Today, 21 members of the Alaska State Legislature sent a letter to President Donald Trump thanking him for responding to the wishes of the American people by pledging to end the practice of separating children from families that illegally cross the southern border of the United States. The President has confirmed that he will use his executive order authority to stop the practice, which his administration implemented earlier this year. The lead author of the letter is long-time State Representative David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) who notes that the policy was an inappropriate and ineffective use of government resources and taxpayer dollars.

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