- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 44. State Government
- Chapter 33. Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
- Section 740. Powers and Duties.
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AS 44.33.740. Powers and Duties.
To promote development of rural areas of the state, the department is authorized to
- (1) investigate social and economic conditions of rural areas to determine the need to expand economic opportunities and
improve living conditions;
- (2) formulate a coordinated program to broaden and diversify the economic base of rural areas;
- (3) coordinate administration of emergency relief, surplus food distribution, or other public assistance programs, except
the regular relief and assistance programs of the federal government in rural areas;
- (4) formulate and conduct a program of construction of basic facilities to improve health, welfare, and economic security
and provide employment and income in the rural areas;
- (5) promote training and educational programs designed to expand employment opportunities for residents of rural areas;
- (6) enter into agreements with other state agencies and departments to provide for the distribution in rural communities
of surplus electrical power from state-owned power sources located in those communities and to expend funds for this
- (7) make grants to communities for bulk fuel storage facilities;
- (8) cooperate with the Department of Environmental Conservation and other agencies to provide technical assistance to
communities in the installation, operation, and management of bulk fuel storage facilities.
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