SEEKING TRUSTEE APPLICANTS: Do you want to help improve the outcomes for Alaskans who are beneficiaries of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority?

The Trust is looking for qualified applicants to join its board of trustees. The Trust provides leadership in the advocacy, planning, implementing, and catalytic funding of services to improve Alaska’s mental health system, and seeks to improve the lives of its beneficiaries. Beneficiaries include Alaskans who experience mental illness, developmental and intellectual disabilities, substance use disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and related …

TRUST INVESTS $1.4M IN PROJECTS SUPPORTING BENEFICIARIES ACROSS ALASKA

(October 14, 2020) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority awarded $1,465,297.50 in grants to beneficiary-serving organizations in the first quarter of the fiscal year. On average, the Trust grants $25 million a year to Alaskan organizations that serve Trust beneficiaries including nonprofits, service providers, Tribal entities, and state and local government agencies. Trust grants support long-term systems change and/or …

TRUST LAND OFFICE 2020 LAND SALE NOW UNDERWAY

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office’s 2020 Fall Land Sale Auction is underway, with final bids due November 16, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. This year’s land sale auction includes 47 parcels in locations across Southcentral, Southeast, and Interior Alaska that will be sold to the highest bidder. Revenue generated from land sales will help fund programs and services that …

Trust Releases FASD Diagnostic Team Data Analysis, Policy & Prevention Recommendations for Alaska

The Trust has released a report summarizing years of Alaska data pertaining to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs), and outlining prevention recommendations. The Trust contracted with the McDowell Group for this report, and intends for findings and recommendations to help inform FASD related planning, programming, policy and decision making. The report may be found on our website at:   https://alaskamentalhealthtrust.org/fasd-diagnostic-data-analysis-policy-prevention-recommendations-7-29-20/

MENTAL HEALTH TRUST AUTHORITY GRANTS SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS ALASKA

July 13, 2020 – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) awarded $917,600 in grants to organizations across the state in the final quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2020. These grants, part of the Trust’s $24M grant program for FY 2020, fund beneficiary-supporting programs and initiatives that align with the Trust’s mission and values. Trust grants are awarded throughout the …

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 …