by The Associated Press
Sunday, June 6, 2010
JUNEAU, Alaska -- The Tlingit and Haida Central Council is getting nearly $1 million in federal stimulus money.
The funding, issued under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will go toward expanding Alaska's weatherization training programs and establish a new weatherization training center in Juneau.
The Department of Energy says the money will be used to expand weatherization services for low-income households in Southeast Alaska. The program hopes to create 25 paid apprenticeships.
The award is one of 34 projects in 27 states selected to receive $29 million in stimulus funding.