June 30, 2005. Eligible
municipalities have until June 30, 2006 to submit the necessary
document the fuel purchase and the municipality’s budget
To be eligible to receive an energy assistance grant a municipality
- Be classified
as a home rule, first class or second class city or borough
as of July 1, 2005 (under AS 29.04.010 – 29.04.030);
- Have had a 2003 resident population of less than 2,500 persons
(as set out in sec. 2, ch. 6, SLA 2005)
Use of Grant Funds
A grant awarded under this chapter to a city or borough must be
used in the following manner:
- First used
to repay any indebtedness of the city or borough to the Bulk
Fuel Revolving Loan Fund administered by the
used to repay any indebtedness of the city or borough to a
fuel company or fuel vendor;
- Used for
the purchase of fuel by the city or borough.
for Payment of Grant Money
receive reimbursement for the purchase of fuel made after July
1, 2004, a city or borough must submit to the department documentation
of the fuel payment including a copy of the paid fuel invoice,
cancelled municipal check, or other documentation satisfactory
to the department.
may request that the department make direct payment to a fuel
vendor on its behalf provided that the purchase agreement
with the vendor is signed prior to June 30, 2005. Prior to making
the payment, the department must receive written authorization
from the municipality and a copy of the unpaid fuel invoice or
signed purchase agreement.
to the department a copy of the municipality’s approved
budget for FY 05.
to the department a copy of the municipality’s audit
or Certified Financial Statement for FY 03.
All documentation for fuel payment reimbursements or requests for
direct fuel vendor payment should be directed to the following
Small Municipality Energy Assistance Program
Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Attn: Bill Rolfzen, Program Administrator
P.O. Box 110809
Juneau, AK 99811
here to view the Emergency regulations.
For any questions
regarding the Small Municipality Energy Assistance Program, please
call Bill Rolfzen, program Administrator at (907)
465-4733 or contact the Local Government Specialist assigned to
your community. Click here to find a DCA Regional Office in your