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New York-based charitable trust announces $20M grant to help address rural Alaska water issues

Anchorage Daily News, Annie Berman

A New York-based charitable trust, a nonprofit and an Alaska regional health corporation on Monday announced a three-year plan to invest $20 million in improving access to clean water and sewer in parts of rural Alaska. The funds will help support a utility-assistance program in 15 rural communities in the Norton Sound region of the state and to-be-determined water and sewer projects in those communities. It will also support the installation of water system monitoring equipment in dozens of other rural communities around the state. The money is coming from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, a private foundation based in New York with an endowment of over $8 billion.

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