Notice of proposed changes on allocation of trust land revenues in the regulations of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has issued a public notice proposing to adopt changes in Title 20 of the Alaska Administrative Code, specifically 20 AAC 40.610 dealing with the allocation of revenues earned by the Trust Land Office between AMHTA principal and income. Alaska Statute requires the Trust to develop regulations pertaining to the allocation of revenues. A change …

Statement from Trust CEO Mike Abbott

June 19, 2020 At the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, our work and our mission is to improve the lives and circumstances of Trust beneficiaries. Systemic racism and racial trauma, as well as disparities in the systems that serve them, harm the mental health, lives, and circumstances of many beneficiaries in our state.  Alaskans of all races, regardless of their …

ALASKA MENTAL HEALTH TRUST AUTHORITY PROVIDES MORE THAN $1.2M IN COVID-19 RESPONSE GRANTS TO PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS ALASKA

June 10, 2020 – Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) has awarded 62 COVID-19 response grants totaling more than $1.2M to partner organizations across the state. Based on the response to the program, and assessed partner need, trustees approved up to $1.5M for this program. The Trust is providing grants of up …

ALASKA MENTAL HEALTH TRUST AUTHORITY DIRECTS $500,000 TO ANCHORAGE PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING INITIATIVE

June 4, 2020 – During their regular board meeting in May 2020, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) board of trustees unanimously approved a grant of $500,000 to Home for Good Anchorage (HFG), a Permanent Supportive Housing effort. This grant follows an initial $500,000 investment the Trust made in 2019 to support HFG’s pilot phase. A public-private partnership led …

**SURVEY** FY 22/23 Budget Development (Respond by June 15)

The Trust has started its’ work on the FY22/23 budget planning process. We are asking Trust stakeholders and partners for help in identifying key issues and themes that are important for us to consider in our budget development process and planning for the future. If you would like us to consider your feedback, please complete the survey linked below by …

ALASKA MENTAL HEALTH TRUST AUTHORITY WELCOMES NEW TRUSTEE

(May 14, 2020) The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) welcomes new trustee Rhonda Boyles, who was appointed by Governor Dunleavy earlier this year. A longtime resident of Fairbanks, Rhonda is a retired restaurant owner who has held many leadership positions in the Fairbanks business community, and who served as the Mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough from 2000-2003. …

Trust Grants $250,000 to Fairbanks Rapid Re-housing Initiative

April 24, 2020 – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Board of Trustees has approved a grant of $250,000 to the Fairbanks Rescue Mission in conjunction with the Fairbanks Housing and Homeless Coalition for their work to continue the successful MyPlace Housing Project, a Rapid Re-housing initiative in Fairbanks. The MyPlace Housing Project, hosted by the Fairbanks Rescue Mission, works …

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 …