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Alaska Funding & Opportunities

Alaska AHEC Scholars and Rising Scholars Programs
Multidisciplinary certificate programs for high school students and certain health professions students in Alaska that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce
Alaska Community Foundation Strengthening Organizations Grant
Offers grants to nonprofit organizations in Alaska for organizational development, leadership development, building collaborations with the community, and evaluation of organizational effectiveness.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alaska Community Foundation
Alaska J-1 Visa Conrad 30 Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Alaska, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Alaska Rural Energy Technical Assistance Project
Direct technical assistance for rural communities in Alaska to help improve the sustainability and lower operating costs of rural sanitation systems and healthcare facilities.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Community Facility Loans
Loans to help develop and improve essential community facilities in the rural West.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states and the Pacific Islands. See program website for details.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Drinking Water and Waste Disposal Grants for Rural and Native Alaskan Villages
Grants to help remote Alaskan villages provide safe, reliable drinking water and waste disposal systems for households and businesses.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Environmental Infrastructure Loans
Loans to finance water and waste facility projects in the rural West.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states. See program website for details.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Rasmuson Foundation Capital Grants
Capital grants for Alaska-based nonprofits, individual artists, and nonprofit leaders that are aimed at promoting a better life for all Alaskans.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rasmuson Foundation
Western Professional Student Exchange Program
Program that allows students in specific western states and territories to enroll in selected out-of-state professional healthcare programs and pay reduced tuition.
Geographic coverage: 15 Western states, as well as U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Alaska Community Development Block Grant Program Inactive
Grants for Alaskan communities to support community development, planning, and economic development, including the development of essential community facilities and services.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Dec 7, 2018
Sponsor: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Alaska Supporting Health Care Access through Loan Repayment (SHARP I) Inactive
Loan repayment assistance for certain healthcare professionals in exchange for working in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Alaska.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2018
Sponsor: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
WWAMI AHEC Scholars Program Inactive
A multidisciplinary certificate program for health professions students that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals. The WWAMI Area Health Education Center Network serves Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
Geographic coverage: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Wyoming
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2018
Sponsor: WWAMI Area Health Education Center Network
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants Inactive
Funding for the expansion of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics to increase access to and improve the quality of community behavioral health services, with an emphasis on services for individuals with serious mental illness or substance use disorders, including opioid disorders; children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance; and individuals with co-occurring disorders.
Geographic coverage: Available in 24 states.
Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2018
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction Inactive
Provides funds for organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations to expand or enhance access to medication assisted treatment services for individuals with opioid use disorder in states with the highest rates of treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita.
Geographic coverage: Available in 35 states, the District of Columbia, and for tribes and tribal organizations across the country.
Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2018
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Pride Foundation Community Grants Inactive
Grants to organizations, projects, programs, and/or strategies that expand opportunities and advance equality for LGBTQ people in the northwestern United States.
Geographic coverage: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington
Application Deadline: Jun 29, 2018
Sponsor: Pride Foundation
Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska (SEDS-AK) Inactive
Support for village-specific projects to improve and strengthen the administrative and management capacity of Alaska native village governments, which is central to social and economic self-sufficiency in Alaska.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Apr 9, 2018
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship Inactive
Awards scholarships to students pursuing registered nursing degrees with the intent to practice in small Alaskan communities.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2017
Sponsor: Alaska Community Foundation
Alaska Small Project Infrastructure Protection Grants Inactive
Grants to assist rural Alaskan communities that are threatened by erosion, flooding, and permafrost degradation with the goal of mitigating the impact of these threats with respect to safety, health, and the protection of infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Jul 7, 2017
Sponsor: Denali Commission
Alaska Teen Suicide Prevention Grants Inactive
Grants for community-based projects in Alaska that are designed to prevent teen suicide.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Sponsor: Alaska Community Foundation
Working with Publicly Funded Health Centers to Reduce Teen Pregnancy among Youth from Vulnerable Populations Inactive
Awards funding to create networks of publicly-funded health centers that will work with other vulnerable youth-serving entities to create linkages of care and make referrals with the intention of reducing the teen birth rate and increasing the accessibility and usage of sexual and reproductive health services.
Geographic coverage: Available in 23 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and Northern Marianas
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NIMH Outreach Partnership Program Inactive
Funding for becoming an NIMH Outreach Partner to conduct statewide, science-based mental health outreach and education efforts.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming
Application Deadline: Sep 22, 2013
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 11/26/2018