ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Federal officials say a $1.5 million grant is being awarded to the Aleut community on Alaska’s Saint Paul Island for its commercial fishing industry.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says in a news release issued Thursday that the money for Saint Paul will help build a vessel repair and marine supply store facility.
Officials say the project is expected to generate $22.6 million in private investment and create 73 new jobs.
The village of Saint Paul is home to about 400 people. It is located about 750 miles west of Anchorage.