TRUST GRANTS MORE THAN $2.1M TO ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS ALASKA

Anchorage, Alaska (January 18, 2019) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has approved more than $2.1 million in grants to organizations across the state in the second quarter of fiscal year 2019. The Trust grants, on average, $20 million a year to organizations across Alaska that serve Trust beneficiaries. The Trust is proud to partner with many providers, nonprofits, …

TRUST GRANTS $350,000 TO JUNEAU SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (January 8, 2019) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board of trustees has approved a grant of $350,000 for the Juneau Housing First Collaborative. The grant will support Phase 2 of the Forget Me Not permanent supportive housing project, which is planning 32 additional housing units for chronically homeless adults who suffer from alcoholism, serious mental illness …

MENTAL HEALTH TRUST FINALIZES FIRST PHASE OF SOUTHEAST LAND EXCHANGE

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, (January 4, 2019) Following more than a decade of planning and public input, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) has approved a major land exchange with the United States Forest Service (USFS) in Southeast Alaska. The exchange, authorized by both state and federal legislation, includes approximately 18,258 acres of Trust lands for approximately 20,528 acres of USFS …

Trust Year-End Audit Update

December 31, 2018 As our valued partners and grantees, we know that the fiscal and organizational health of the Trust is important to you and the beneficiaries we serve. Earlier this year we reached out to members of our community about the Legislative Audit and Budget Committee’s audit of the Mental Health Trust Authority. As we close out 2018, I …

TRUST AWARDS $75,000 IN EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY FUNDS TO BENEFICIARY SERVING PARTNERS

Anchorage, Alaska (January 31, 2018) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has awarded $75,000 in one-time grants to five organizations that were damaged or who are experiencing programmatic disruptions as a result of the November 30 earthquake. The Trust identified recipient organizations based on the results of a post-earthquake survey developed by the Foraker Group to assess facility damage …

TRUST LAND OFFICE FINALIZES FIRST WETLAND MITIGATION AGREEMENT

Anchorage, Alaska (December 17, 2018) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has finalized its first conservation agreement involving Trust land. The Trust Land Office (TLO), which manages the Trust’s one million acres of land, has signed an agreement with Donlin Gold, LLC to enter a long-term deed restriction agreement for approximately 2,000 acres of Trust land near Tyonek for …

***SURVEY FOR NONPROFITS IMPACTED BY EARTHQUAKE***

  Nonprofits organizations, please complete this quick survey on earthquake impacts. How did Friday’s massive earthquake impact your work? What do you need to recover? Rasmuson Foundation, The Foraker Group, United Way of Anchorage, United Way of Mat-Su, Mat-Su Health Foundation, The Red Cross, Alaska State Council on the Arts, and The Alaska Community Foundation, among others, want to help …

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 …