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 …

Legislative Audit of the Trust

In December 2016, the Legislative Budget and Audit (LB&A) Committee authorized an audit of the Mental Health Trust Authority. The audit was finalized, and then accepted by LB&A on June 5, 2018. As of November 2019, the Trust has taken substantive steps to address all four recommendations outlined in the legislative audit.  To learn more about the Trust’s response and …

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 …

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 …