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 …

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 …