BOARD OF TRUSTEES DIRECTS $4.8M FOR PROGRAM RELATED SERVICES

Anchorage, Alaska (November 15, 2018) – During their regular meeting on November 14, 2018, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board of trustees directed $4.8M in funds to program related services in Alaska. Trustees approved $1.1M to expand and improve the women’s mental health unit at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center and allocated an additional $3.7M for other program investments supporting …

Learn more about Micro Enterprise grant opportunities at an upcoming webinar

Micro Enterprise Grant Informational Webinar   When: Tuesday, November 27, 12pm – 1pm  Why & Who: Individuals with disabilities and their families will receive an opportunity to get an overview of the Micro Enterprise grant. Learn how to apply and get your questions answered. Learn about the experiences of other individuals who have used the grant towards their self-employment goals. Learn more here.

Upcoming Advocacy Training Opportunities

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) and statutory advisory boards maintain an advocacy network that communicates with grassroots advocates on issues related to legislative issues affecting Trust beneficiaries, their families, providers, and administrators who serve Trust beneficiaries. Our joint advocacy network is offering these free, one-day trainings to provide tools and hands-on practice for advocating for policy and funding …

The Trust is looking for qualified applicants to join the board of trustees. Application deadline: October 28, 2018

The Alaska Mental Health Trust is a catalyst for change and improvement in Alaska’s mental health system and seeks to improve the lives of its beneficiaries. Beneficiaries include Alaskans with: mental illness, intellectual/developmental disabilities, substance related disorders, Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, or traumatic brain injury. If you are interested in joining this dynamic board you must have expertise in …

Alaska Score Card – May 2018

As part of monitoring the Comprehensive Mental Health Program, the Trust has worked with the Department of Health & Social Services to monitor key issues impacting Alaska Mental Health Trust Beneficiaries. It focuses on selected indicators that disproportionately impact beneficiaries (or potential beneficiaries) of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. The scorecard includes data and information on 23 indicators and …

Legislative Audit

In December 2016, the Legislative Audit and Budget Committee authorized an audit of the Mental Health Trust Authority. The audit has now been finalized and was accepted by the committee on June 5, 2018.  The audit essentially confirms the concerns that initiated the audit and were reported 18 months ago. We appreciate the audit’s recommendations regarding necessary improvements for the …

Joint Advocacy Preliminary Report

The 30th Alaska Legislature adjourned its work early morning, Sunday, May 13, several days before its constitutionally mandated 121-day limit. The approved FY19 budget is similar in many ways to the FY18 budget, with noteworthy increases to support public education, hire front line social workers, and bolster public safety. The attached preliminary report includes bills that passed, bills the Trust and advisory …

TRUST AWARDS OVER $1.1 MILLION IN GRANTS

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority recently awarded over $1,145,000 in grants to various organizations in nine communities across the state. On average, the Trust grants approximately $18 million annually to various nonprofits, state agencies and projects that promote long-term system change and/or innovative projects that improve the lives and circumstances of Trust beneficiaries. Grants are awarded throughout the year. …

2017 ANNUAL REPORT

Learn more about the Trust’s key areas of focus and review the Trust’s financial performance. Download or print the 2017 Annual Report PDF.

NEW LAND OFFICE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ANNOUNCED

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Wyn Menefee as executive director of the Trust Land Office. Menefee has been serving as the acting executive director since September 1. The Trust Land Office is charged with generating revenue and managing the Trust’s nearly one million acres of land. The TLO carries out its stewardship role by managing and protecting the inherent …