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Center for Environmentally Threatened Communities

Center for Environmentally Threatened Communities
(907) 729-4521

The Center for Environmentally Threatened Communities supports rural Alaska communities experiencing infrastructure impacts resulting from flooding, erosion, and melting permafrost. 

Since 2017, CETC staff have worked with 22 communities to address environmental threats and achieve their vision of a safe, healthy, and sustainable future. Our two areas of focus are:

The CETC is a partnership between the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and the Denali Commission. Additional partners include the Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF).

Our monthly e-newsletter is the best way to stay informed about what’s happening in threatened communities throughout Alaska. In our newsletter, we provide a platform for communities to share their successes and challenges, and we list relevant trainings, resources, and news that helps communities to build resilience.

Current newsletter: September 2020

In this issue: Four Things You Should Know

  1. A majority of the Tribal governments in Alaska’s most threatened communities cannot apply to the $500 million available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program this year.
  2. Jeremy Littell works to make climate science useful and accessible to Alaska communities and other stakeholders.
  3. The United States (U.S.) Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $3.1 million to threatened communities in Alaska to support coronavirus recovery efforts.
  4. The Native Village of Unalakleet will share how they used drones to collect local climate-related data in an upcoming webinar.