|The tribal council is the governing body of the utility, and meets as required. The community has a utility budget which separates utility enterprises from the general budget, allowing a clear financial picture of the utility services the city provides. Water utility rates do not cover operating expenses, although the community has resources allocated for subsidy of the water utility. Kenai Peninsula Revenue Sharing is allocated for fuel and electricity costs related to the water utility, as well as subsidizing water testing costs. Port Graham does not have a repair and maintenance account established for its water utility; water utility equipment replacement has never been substantial enough to require sizeable resource allocation. RUBA staff advised that the development of such an account would be best practice, while noting that the community has been able to access granting support for needed repairs and upgrades.
The community operates on a calendar fiscal year. Primary grant revenue is provided by Community Revenue Sharing funds, and multiple additional grants are passed through Chugachmiut, the regional tribal consortium. These include BIA funds, ICWA, IMLS (library), Small Tribes, DOT, Rasmuson Foundation, IGAP, Elder Nutrition, IHS, Tribal Youth Program, etc.
Fuel is readily available, with purchases month to month or as needed. Port Graham Corporation owns the community fuel farm; the tribal administrator notes that the facility is well managed. Residents pay market rate for their heating and vehicle fuel.
Electricity is provided by Homer Electric Association.