Trust Announces More Than $2M in Grant Awards        

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) awarded more than $2.3 million in grants to beneficiary-serving organizations in the final quarter of fiscal year 2022 (FY 2022).

Trust grants are awarded throughout the year to Alaska nonprofits, Tribal entities, state and local government agencies, and service providers that serve Trust beneficiaries. Beneficiaries include Alaskans who experience mental illness, substance use disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and traumatic brain injuries. This quarter’s grants, part of the Trust’s approximately $25 million annual grant program, fund beneficiary-supporting programs and initiatives that align with the Trust’s mission and values.

“Understanding the importance of a robust system of care that Trust beneficiaries need to thrive, we are pleased to be able to support so many organizations and initiatives that provide essential support and services,” said Steve Williams, CEO of the Trust. “The Trust’s grant program is designed to support and improve Alaska’s full continuum of care, from prevention, to intervention and treatment, to post-treatment, and these awards really help address the system’s needs. We appreciate all efforts of Trust beneficiary-serving partners who are making real improvements in the lives of Alaskans.”

Many of the projects funded by the Trust also receive funding from the philanthropic community, private donations, earned revenue, and other community support. The total value of the projects funded by the Trust this quarter represents an estimated $5,075,500.

Among the grants awarded in the fourth quarter of FY 2022:

Youth Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury (TABI) Program Coordinator

Southeast Regional Resource Center, Inc. (SERRC), $93,074, Juneau

This initiative is an Alaska statewide response to the long-identified need for Return to Learn (post brain injury accommodations in schools) and community-based TABI resources for youth. The project aims to build infrastructure for coordinated and long-term services for youth affected by TABI and their families, including developing a streamlined community and school service referral process to ensure beneficiary youth needs are met.

Mountain View Health Services Behavioral Health Planning Project

Mountain View Health Services, $50,000, Anchorage

Mountain View Health Services is a non-profit community health clinic in the Mountain View neighborhood of Anchorage that is seeking to plan expansion of behavioral health supports for beneficiaries living in the community. Trust funds will support consultation with technical assistance support to explore additional services such as behavioral health crisis stabilization services and the potential implementation of a Clubhouse model, a recognized community mental health service model that provides people experiencing a mental illness opportunities for friendship, education, and access to services in a single caring and safe environment.

Ketchikan Crisis Now Program Director

Ketchikan Wellness Coalition, $100,000

Trust funding is supporting a full-time Crisis Now Community Planning Coordinator position in Ketchikan who will serve as the liaison between the local community implementation team, the Trust, and consultants throughout the development of improved behavioral health crisis response services in Ketchikan. Supporting this position and the stand-up of improved crisis response services in Ketchikan is a part of the Trust’s larger effort to transform mental health crisis response in Alaska.

Below is a complete list of Trust grants awarded last quarter. You can learn more about the grants in the quarterly grant report posted online.

NameProject TitleGrant Amount
Access Alaska, Inc.Access Alaska/Roof Replacement – Anchorage Office$49,980
Anchorage Community Mental Health Services, Inc. dba Alaska Behavioral HealthPeer Training Continuum$31,000
Alzheimer’s Resource of AlaskaExecutive Search Support$30,000
Alaska Christian CollegeIncreasing Counseling Opportunities through the Physical Expansion of Counseling Center$50,000
Anchorage Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.NWAK Ready to Rent$50,000
Association of Alaska Housing AuthoritiesAlaska Housing Innovations Summit Sponsorship$10,000
Cache Integrity ServicesCache Integrity Services Nonprofit Guardianship Expansion Project$100,000
Capital Community Broadcasting, Inc. (KTOO)Caught in the Undertow: Documentary Film Project$10,000
Independent Living Center (Homer)Gulf Coast TABI Expansion Project$98,962
Covenant House AlaskaCHA Culture Coordinator and DEI Department$50,000
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers – National Family Support Network2022 Alaska Family Resource Center Network Trainings$21,000
Association for the Education of Young Children, Southeast AlaskaHelp PAT Attend National Conference$14,625
Northern Hope CenterNorthern Hope Center Mental Health Drop-in Center$100,000
Sultana New Ventures LLC dba The Foraker GroupHealth TIE Operating Support$100,000
Juneau Housing First CollaborativeJuneau Street Outreach Project$35,000
Mountain View Health ServicesMountain View Health Services Behavioral Health Planning Project$50,000
Spirit of YouthAnnual Spirit of Youth Awards$1,500
Careline Crisis Services, Inc.Alaska Careline: 9-8-8 Infrastructure Development$92,500
Alaska Eating Disorders AllianceEating Disorders Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO)$32,250
Alaska Eating Disorders AllianceEating Disorders Response Training Conference$2,500
Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.2022 Native Youth Olympic Games$5,000
University of Alaska AnchorageBehavior Risk Factor Surveillance System Traumatic Brain Injuries Questions for Estimating Prevalence$12,000
Alaska Children’s TrustBethel Youth Facility Acoustic Sound Panels for Gymnasium$33,300
Alaska Therapeutic Court Alumni GroupEmergency Assistance for Therapeutic Court Graduates and Reentry Participants$50,000
Bartlett Regional HospitalTechnical Support for Bartlett Crisis Stabilization Center$100,000
Hoonah Indian AssociationHoonah Shelter Housing Project$35,000
Ketchikan Wellness CoalitionCrisis Now Program Director$100,000
JAMHI Health & Wellness, Inc.SHARP Contract(s) at JAMHI$99,225
Northern Hope CenterNorthern Hope Center Case Manager$50,062
Valley Charities, Inc.Mat-Su Reentry Housing Project$50,000
Alaska Development Corporation/Southeast Regional Eldercare CoalitionSoutheast Regional Eldercare Coalition$25,000
University of Alaska Anchorage College of HealthExtension Project for Doctoral Occupational Therapy Trainees in Behavioral Health$50,000
Alaska Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental HealthProject Compass: Leading the Way in Workforce Development for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Services in Alaska$50,000
Anchorage School DistrictAnchorage School District Mental Health Consultative Model – Pilot Expansion$50,000
Southeast Regional Resource Center, Inc. (SERRC)Youth TABI Program Coordinator$93,074
All Alaska Pediatric PartnershipPediatric Subspecialty, A Systems Approach for the State of Alaska – Yr. 2$50,000
Rasmuson FoundationSummer Grantmaker Tour$10,000
Association of Alaska School BoardsTrauma Engaged/Family School Policy and Planning$74,524
All Alaska Pediatric PartnershipInfant and Early Childhood Mental Health Systems Integration Analysis$70,000
Ionia, Inc.Craft Skills for Trust Beneficiaries$20,000
Community ConnectionsFamily Focused Treatment Association Conference 2022 for Alaska Child Placement Agencies$15,000
FOCUS, Inc.Executive Director Leadership Transition$40,000
Seward Prevention CoalitionYouth 360 – Seward$50,000
True North Recovery, Inc.Fairbanks Mobile Crisis Team Peers – True North Recovery FY23 Q1$95,700
Stone Soup GroupSSG Admin TA Project$12,650
University of Alaska, Division of Population Health SciencesHealth Disparities Among Women with Disabilities$40,900
Sultana New Ventures, LLC dba The Foraker GroupRecover Alaska – University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Alaska Behavioral Health Workforce Expansion Project$100,000

                                                                                                 Total:                        $2,310,752

To learn more about the types of Trust grants, how to apply, and past grant awards, visit

For more information, please contact Allison Biastock, Chief Communications Officer, 907-334-2531, or