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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: August 2020

In this issue: Four Things You Should Know

  1. We are excited to welcome three new staff members to our team.
  2. The United States (U.S.) Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommends Congress consider creating a federal climate migration program in a new report.
  3. Roberta Glenn uses her scientific expertise to support rural Alaska communities to develop informed solutions to erosion impacts.
  4. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced $500 million in available funding for mitigation projects through the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program.