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More Than $28 Million in Relief Funds Distributed by DHSS and ACF with Second Round of Coronavirus Nonprofit Relief Fund Grant Awards

Oct 2, 2020 | COVID-19, Healthcare, News, Nonprofits

The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) have announced another round of Coronavirus Nonprofit Relief Fund (CNRF) grantees. Eighty-three organizations across Alaska have been awarded $10.7 million in the second of three rounds of distributions. The funds are from Alaska’s share of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These grants enable eligible nonprofit organizations to navigate the effects of COVID-19 and better respond to their communities’ needs.

“Funding from the Coronavirus Nonprofit Relief Fund will help us ensure the impacts of COVID-19 to our children are minimal,” says Trevor Storrs, President/CEO of second round grant recipient Alaska Children’s Trust. “The team at the Children’s Trust gives DHSS a special thank you for their continued dedication to developing and strengthening the nonprofit sector.” 

The first round of CNRF grants, which closed July 29, distributed $17.6 million to eighty-nine organizations statewide.

“These funds are greatly appreciated and will allow our organization to continue to provide food and emergency assistance to families in our community who have been impacted by COVID-19 and its side effects, such as job loss,” says Michelle Chase of first round grant recipient Emergency Assistance and Food Bank of Valdez. “In these uncertain times, this will help keep our community safe and stable.” 

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DHSS and ACF made it a priority to distribute the first two rounds in just two months and are committed to distributing the remaining funds promptly. The team worked closely with applicants to ensure their applications were eligible for CARES Act funding and took great care that funding was given to those who needed it most. With over $28 million successfully awarded to 172 Alaskan organizations in the first two rounds, DHSS has announced it will double the amount originally allocated for the third round.

“The partnership with The Alaska Community Foundation has worked very well,” says DHSS Commissioner Adam Crum. “The process has been thoughtful and comprehensive and has awarded grants across the state to address the needs of nonprofits who are working to mitigate the effects of COVID. DHSS is pleased with the distribution of funds and is providing another $5 million of CARES funds, above and beyond the original $35 million, for ACF to distribute to meet even more of the current nonprofit needs.”

The third round of applications will close on October 14, 2020.

A list of second round grant recipients is below.

Organization Name

Organization City

Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis (AWAIC)

Anchorage

Alaska Aviation Museum

Anchorage

Alaska Botanical Garden

Anchorage

Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

Anchorage

Alaska Children’s Trust

Anchorage

Alaska Jewish Campus

Anchorage

Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Juneau

Alaska SeaLife Center

Seward

Alaska State Fair, Inc.

Palmer

Alaska Trails

Anchorage

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Girdwood

Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska

Anchorage

American Cancer Society, Inc.

Anchorage

Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd.

Anchorage

Anchorage Montessori School

Anchorage

Anchorage re:MADE

Anchorage

Anchorage Youth Court

Anchorage

Athabascan Fiddlers Association

Fairbanks

AURORA Equine Therapy

Wasilla

AWARE, Inc.

Juneau

Best Beginnings

Anchorage

Bethel Broadcasting, Inc. (dba KYUK)

Bethel

Bethel Community Services Foundation, Inc.

Bethel

Bethel Family Clinic

Bethel

Betty Eliason Child Care Center

Sitka

Bunnell Street Arts Center

Homer

Camai CHC

Naknek

Chichagof Conservation Council

Tenakee Springs

Christian Health Associates

Anchorage

City of Bethel

Bethel

Cooper Landing Emergency Services

Cooper Landing

Cordova Community Medical Center

Cordova

Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center

Anchorage

Eastern Aleutian Tribes, Inc.

Aleutian Chain

Facing Foster Care in Alaska

Anchorage

Fairbanks Children’s Museum

Fairbanks

Fairbanks Resource Agency

Fairbanks

Family Promise of Juneau

Juneau

First City Homeless Services

Ketchikan

First United Methodist Church of Anchorage

Anchorage

Food Bank of Alaska

Anchorage

Friends of Eagle River Nature Center, Inc.

Eagle River

Gastineau Human Services

Juneau

Girls Rock Camp Alaska

Anchorage

Grace Christian School

Anchorage

Grow Ketchikan

Ketchikan

Haines Assisted Living, Inc.

Haines

Homer Council on the Arts

Homer

Homer Hockey Association

Homer

Iditarod Trail Committee

Wasilla

Ilisagvik College

Utqiagvik

Kenai River Sportfishing Association

Soldotna

Mat-Su Services for Children & Adults, Inc.

Wasilla

Momentum Dance Collective

Anchorage

Musk Ox Development Corporation

Palmer

MY House

Wasilla

Native Village of Port Heiden

Port Heiden

New Hope on the Last Frontier

Anchorage

Nurse-Family Partnership

Anchorage

Petersburg Mental Health Services

Petersburg

SAH Soccer, Inc.

Homer

See Stories

Anchorage

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church

Juneau

Shiloh Community Housing, Inc.

Anchorage

Southeast Alaska Food Bank

Juneau

Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL)

Juneau

Southwest Region School District

Dillingham

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

Anchorage

Sterling Senior Citizens, Inc.

Sterling

Story Works Alaska

Anchorage

Tundra Women’s Coalition

Bethel

United Service Organizations, Inc.

JBER

United Way of Anchorage

Anchorage

United Way of Mat-Su

Palmer

University of Alaska Museum of the North

Fairbanks

Upper Susitna Food Pantry

Talkeetna

Valdez Native Tribe

Valdez

Village of Solomon

Nome

Wasilla Area Seniors, Inc.

Wasilla

WAVE

Petersburg

Youth Exploring Adventure, Inc. dba Hilltop Ski Area

Anchorage

Yukon Koyukuk Elder Assisted Living Consortium

Galena

YWCA Alaska

Anchorage

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