Anchorage, Alaska – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) awarded $1,021,948 in grants to beneficiary-serving organizations in the third quarter of fiscal year 2024.

Trust grants are awarded year-round for capacity building, direct service, outreach, planning, capital, and workforce initiatives, as well as to support conferences, seminars, and training for organizations that serve Trust beneficiaries.

“The Trust has a unique ability to fund projects and initiatives that positively impact the continuum of behavioral health and disability care in Alaska, and we appreciate the many partners who are working tirelessly to improve access to care and quality of life for our beneficiaries,” said Steve Williams, CEO of the Trust. “We are pleased that Trust can provide catalytic grant funding to improve access to behavioral health services, pilot new programs, grow and train our workforce, and build and renovate facilities to serve Trust beneficiaries.”

Below is a complete list of Trust grants awarded last quarter. The Trust’s quarterly grant report, posted online, provides more information about the grants.

GranteeProject TitleGrant AmountArea Served
Alzheimer’s Resource of AlaskaAlzheimer’s Resource of Alaska Mat-Su Modernization and Sustainability$75,000Statewide
Anchorage Association for the Education of Young Children (AYEC)2024 Anchorage AEYC Conference Sponsorship$2,500Anchorage
Association of Alaska School BoardsImplementing trauma-informed approaches while promoting leadership and social-emotional skills$5,000Statewide
Catholic Social ServicesCSS Behavioral Health$200,000Anchorage
City of TogiakTogiak Uqisvik Victim Services Program$49,948Togiak
Family Centered Services of AlaskaResidential Treatment Center, Expanding Capacity$200,000Fairbanks
JAMHI Health & Wellness, Inc.Juneau Reentry Coalition, Reentry Support Housing Grant$57,500Juneau
Kenai Peninsula Homelessness CoalitionNikiski Shelter of Hope Fire & Safety Upgrades project$50,000Nikiski
Ketchikan Wellness CoalitionReentry Housing Project$50,000Ketchikan
Mountain View Health ServicesBehavioral Health Expansion$100,000Anchorage
NAMI AlaskaNAMI Provider Education Program$7,000Statewide
Native Village of KotzebueTechnology Upgrades$25,000Kotzebue
Peer Power of Alaska7th Annual Peer Power Self-Advocacy Summit$15,000Statewide
Programs for Infants & ChildrenInfant Learning Program (ILP) Without Walls – Statewide Vision Services for Infants and Toddlers$25,000Statewide
St. Vincent De Paul Society Diocesan of Southeast Alaska, Inc.Completion of Capital Improvement Campaign Projects$50,000Juneau
The Assistive Technology Library of AlaskaAACcess to Communication$50,000Statewide
United Human Services of Southeast AlaskaTeal Street Center-Campus Security Equipment$10,000Juneau
University of Alaska, AnchorageChildren’s Mental Health Conferences$50,000Statewide

These grants to partners are a part of the Trust’s $20+ million annual grant program supporting Alaskan organizations that serve and support Trust beneficiaries including nonprofits, service providers, Tribal entities, and state and local government agencies. Beneficiaries of the Trust include Alaskans who experience mental illness, substance use disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, and traumatic brain injuries.

Many of the projects funded by the Trust also receive funding from the philanthropic community, private donations, earned revenue, and other community support. This quarter, the total value of the projects funded by the Trust is estimated at $4.3 million.

Organizations interested in applying for a Trust grant can visit:

For more information, contact Allison Biastock, Chief Communications Officer at 907-334-2351, or