Anchorage, Alaska (January 18, 2019) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has approved more than $2.1 million in grants to organizations across the state in the second quarter of fiscal year 2019.

The Trust grants, on average, $20 million a year to organizations across Alaska that serve Trust beneficiaries. The Trust is proud to partner with many providers, nonprofits, state departments, local governments and tribal organizations to have a positive impact for beneficiaries and the providers that care for them.   Grants are awarded throughout the year.

“At the Trust, we are committed to improving the lives and circumstances of our beneficiaries,” said Trust CEO Mike Abbott.  “Administering these grants demonstrates that commitment, and helps fulfill our mission to serve Alaskans who experience mental illness, developmental disabilities, chronic alcohol or drug addiction, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, and traumatic brain injuries.”

Grants in the second quarter of FY 2019 include support for initiatives focusing on, among other topics: housing, workforce training, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and capital improvements.  Below is a list of grants awarded, you  can learn more about the Trust grants in a quarterly grant report posted online.


Grantee Grant Amount Project
DHSS Division of Behavioral Health $89,900 Partnership Access Line – Pediatric Alaska Program
City and Borough of Juneau $52,763 Housing and Homelessness Services Coordinator
City and Borough of Juneau $30,000 Juneau Cold Weather Shelter Operations
Alternatives Community Mental Health Center Inc. Dba Denali Family Services $25,000 Child-Parent Psychotherapy Training Project
United Way of Matanuska-Susitna Borough $25,000 Youth 360 – Youth Engagement Including Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention
Seldovia Village Tribe $25,000 SVT Health & Wellness Anchor Point Clinic Construction Project
Christian Health Associates $25,000 Anchorage Project Access
All Alaska Pediatric Partnership $25,000 Early Childhood Services Environmental Scan
Municipality of Anchorage $20,000 Third Avenue Research and Planning Project
Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) Inc. $5,000 Outdoor Recreation Community Access (ORCA) Program, Training Request
Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd $4,000 Compassionate Approach – Mental Health First Aid Training
Anchorage School District $3,500 Kindness looks GOOD –  Youth Suicide Prevention
Maniilaq Association – Behavioral Health Services $3,200 Maniilaq Service Area Brain Injury Outreach Screening Clinic
Anchorage Association for the Education of Young Children $2,500 Anchorage AEYC Early Childhood Conference
State of Reform $2,500 State of Reform Health Policy Event
The Foraker Group $2,500 Conference: Foraker Leadership Summit
Alaska Bar Association $1,000 Dementia: Resources for Clinical, Legal and Financial Resources
Department of Corrections $1,145,000 Hiland Mountain Correctional Center – Women’s Mental Health Unit Remodel (See related press release)
DHSS Division of Behavioral Health $60,000 Bring the Kids Home 2019 Projects
Volunteers of America Alaska $300,000 Treatment Programs Bridge/Enhancement Funding
Mat-Su Health Foundation $75,000 Palmer Families with Infants and Toddlers (FIT) Court
Native Village of Eyak $5,000 Native Village of Eyak Sobriety Celebration
Set Free Alaska $98,164 Peer Support Program Implementation
Northern Hope Center $40,586 Further development of an autonomous, user friendly drop in center
Assets, Inc. $5,000 National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month Support
Ionia, Inc. $5,000 Peer Support and Wellness Student Aid Project
Access Alaska, Inc. $30,000 Mat-Su Traumatic or Acquired Brain Injury (TABI) Peer Support Program
Lutheran Social Services of Alaska, Inc. $10,000 Roosevelt Supportive Housing Unit #6 Renovation
Valley Charities, Inc. $5,000 Prisoner Reentry Summit
Focus, Inc., Catholic Social Services, Rural CAP, Volunteers of America, Presbyterian House $75,000 Earthquake Recovery Grants