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Alaska Funding & Opportunities

Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska (SEDS-AK)
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: Jul 1, 2020
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Alaska Supporting Health Care Access through Loan Repayment (SHARP I)
Loan repayment assistance for certain healthcare professionals in exchange for working in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Alaska.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Jul 10, 2020
Sponsor: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Alaska Suicide Prevention Grant
Grants for projects and organizations whose goal is to reduce the rates of suicide in Alaska and promote mental wellness through strengthened community and personal connections. Preference will be given to projects that are located in rural Alaska or programs that reach rural communities in Alaska.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2020
Sponsors: Alaska Community Foundation (ACF), GCI Communications
Premera Rural Mental Health Initiative: Expanding Access to Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatment in Washington and Alaska
Training, coaching, and financial assistance for primary care clinics in rural areas of Washington and Alaska designed to expand access to mental health treatment and integrate evidence-based mental health services into primary care settings.
Geographic coverage: Alaska and Washington
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2020
Sponsors: Premera Blue Cross, University of Washington AIMS Center
Alaska AHEC Scholars Program
Multidisciplinary certificate program for 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
Grants for 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 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
Alaska Rural Health Care Fund
Grants that help to provide access to quality healthcare in rural Alaska communities as demonstrated by evidenced-based research.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, Rasmuson Foundation, The Alaska Community Foundation
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
WWAMI AHEC Scholars Program
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
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: WWAMI Area Health Education Center Network
Alaska COVID-19 Response Fund Inactive
Grants for nonprofit organizations in Alaska that provide services to individuals and communities whose lives have been impacted by COVID-19.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: May 20, 2020
Sponsor: Alaska Community Foundation
David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship Inactive
Scholarships for students pursuing registered nursing degrees with the intent to work in small Alaskan communities.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Apr 9, 2020
Sponsor: Alaska Community Foundation
Alaska Native Youth Training and Technical Assistance Project Inactive
Funding to provide comprehensive and culturally relevant training and technical assistance to support Alaska Native villages and communities in their efforts to create, expand, and/or sustain programs, services, and supports for youth. The program is designed to build capacity of organizations to offer prevention and intervention services for Alaska native youth to reduce juvenile delinquency, incarceration, substance abuse, suicide, expulsion or dropout from school, and other challenges.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2020
Sponsors: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
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 6, 2019
Sponsor: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Pride Foundation Community Grants Inactive
Grants to organizations, projects, programs, and/or strategies that address the needs of LGBTQ youth, adults, and families in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
Geographic coverage: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington
Application Deadline: Jun 28, 2019
Sponsor: Pride Foundation
Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Education Competitive Grants Program Inactive
Grants to promote and strengthen the ability of Alaska Native-Serving Institutions and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions to carry out education, applied research, and extension community development programs.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii and Alaska
Application Deadline: May 6, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Northwest Region Recruitment and Retention Learning Collaborative: Building a Culture of Retention Inactive
A webinar series and learning collaborative for primary care community health center human resources and management/leadership staff in the Northwest region. Topics covered include recruitment, data, compensation strategies, building a culture of retention, analysis, workforce challenges and successes, and benefits.
Geographic coverage: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington
Application Deadline: Feb 19, 2019
Sponsors: Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, Northwest Regional Primary Care Association
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
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

Last Updated: 6/1/2020