The Native Village of Akutan has applied for a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant to construct an access road to the small boat harbor. The proposed two-mile road is the surface transportation element of a $125 million regional transportation system serving the Bering Sea Fishery and Akutan, the nation’s second-largest seafood port.
This is a discretionary grant program that was part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis for development of surface transportation projects.
A copy of the application narrative can be seen here.