This blog is maintained as an effort to coordinate and collocate responding agencies' information for easier public access during events on the Kenai Peninsula. The information here is written and provided by the contributing agencies. NOTE: The blog will be updated as the need arises and may be dormant at times.

Friday, July 31, 2020

07/31/20 Mayor Pierce and Assembly President Cooper Express Condolences to Families

Joint Statement                                                                             07/31/20

Charlie Pierce, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor and Kelly Cooper, Assembly President convey great sorrow in a joint statement acknowledging the plane collision that tragically impacted two aircraft and the demise of Gary Knopp, Alaska House of Representatives – District 30. The assembly and administration express their deepest condolences to the families and friends devastated by the tragic loss of life resulting from the collision this morning near mile 91.5 Sterling Highway.

The administration also wishes to acknowledge the swift, professional activation of the area first responders on scene. The Borough administration will continue to support the response and recovery as appropriate. Media are directed to contact NTSB Public Affairs for incident information 202-314-6100.

Media Contacts:
Brenda Ahlberg
PIO1t (907)231-6505

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

07/29/20 Borough Aims to Release Grant Awards Mid-August

Howdy applicants. That’s not crickets you’re hearing; it’s the sound of reviewers moving applications through the review process. Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved $15 million of the CARES Act Relief Fund for grants to small businesses and nonprofits outside of city boundaries. Reviews will continue over the next two weeks, and our goal is to mail awards by mid-August. What should applicants do now? Be on the lookout for emails from reviewers. We may need more information. If so, follow the directions and provide the information before the deadline. Applicants will have limited time to respond.

Friday, July 24, 2020

07/24/20 K-Pen CARES Act Relief Fund Grant Application is CLOSED as of 5PM.

As of 5PM today, the Borough's CARES Act Relief Fund grant application is closed. What's next? Applications that have been submitted will be reviewed. Be on the look out for a possible email from reviewers that may need more information. If so, read and follow the directions carefully so that they can finish the review process... You'll have only so much time to respond back to the reviewers.

TIP #503: Bookmark to see where the funds will be distributed throughout the K-Pen.

7/24/20 Kenai Peninsula Borough SITREP

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