Wrangell’s tribe has received $50,000 for health focused projects in the community. The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, known are SEARHC, awarded “Healthy is Here” grants to all 15 tribes in the native non-profit’s network.
The Wrangell Cooperative Association hasn’t yet decided what to do with the funds. At a workshop last week, tribal members made suggestions on how to use the money.
Lovey Brock wants to spread the funds around for multiple projects that everyone can benefit from. She wants to improve Angerman Park and the greenhouse at the elementary school.
The grant could be available next year as well. Tribal organizations have to spend the money by September 30th in order to be eligible for the grant again.