TRUST GRANTS MORE THAN $700,000 TO PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

April 3, 2020 – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) has awarded more than $710,000 in grants to organizations across the state in the third quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2020. These grants are a part of the trustee approved $24M grant program for FY 2020. Each year the Trust provides grant funding to Alaska organizations that serve Trust …

Trustees Approve $1M for COVID-19 Response Grant Program

March 27, 2020 – With the onset of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, organizations serving Trust beneficiaries have encountered sudden disruptions in their ability to operate and provide crucial services. In response to this unprecedented need, trustees have allocated $1M to provide immediate support to beneficiary serving organizations that are impacted by the virus.  Grants of up to $25,000 …

TRUST GRANTS $125,000 TO FAIRBANKS INITIATIVES ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (the Trust) recently awarded two grants totaling $125,000, to two Fairbanks nonprofit agencies working on initiatives pertaining to homelessness. Housing is a critical component in the continuum of care for beneficiaries of the Trust. In addition to these recent grants, for the past three years the Trust has funded a Housing and Homeless Coordinator …

TRUST NOW OFFERING CONVENIENT ONLINE PERMITS FOR NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF TRUST LAND

March 4, 2020 The Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office (TLO) has launched a website that will allow the purchase of General Permits for non-commercial use of Trust lands conveniently and immediately online. While permits have always been required for use of Trust land, this new online tool provides several new permitting options and makes attaining a General Permit simple …

2019 Alaska Scorecard Now Available

The Alaska Scorecard is a valuable tool to compare the most current Alaska data to the most current U.S. data in areas important to Trust beneficiaries including health, safety, living with dignity, and economic security. The Scorecard includes data and information on 23 indicators and 5 conditions relevant to beneficiaries as well as prevalence estimates for the beneficiary population.  The …

TRUST RELEASES UPDATED REPORTS ON THE COSTS OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL MISUSE IN ALASKA

Anchorage, Alaska, (January 24, 2020) The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) has released updated studies that examine the cost of substance misuse in Alaska. The Trust contracted with McDowell Group to prepare the two studies: The Economic Costs of Alcohol Misuse in Alaska, and The Economic Costs of Substance Misuse in Alaska. Both reports are now available on the …

TRUST, WORKS WITH DHSS, COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO IMPROVE ALASKA’S PSYCHIATRIC CRISIS CONTINUUM OF CARE

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and other partners have been evaluating the existing crisis system of care, and working to identify models which can demonstrate improved outcomes for those in mental health crisis. Not unique to Alaska, we rely heavily upon public safety officials/first responders and hospital emergency rooms as a primary …

TRUST GRANTS NEARLY $1M TO PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS ALASKA

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (December 19, 2019) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) awarded more than $969,000 in grants to organizations across the state in the second quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2020. These grants to community partners fund beneficiary supporting programs and initiatives that align with the Trust’s mission and values. These grants are a part of the trustee …

Trust Grants More Than $315,000 to Partners across the State

In the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has awarded over $315,000 in grants to various organizations in communities across the state. On average, the Trust grants approximately $20 million annually to nonprofits, state and local agencies, and Tribal partners for programs and initiatives that promote long-term system change and/or innovative projects that improve …