The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority recently awarded $86,339 in grants for 11 projects around the state. The grants fund a wide range of projects and programs that assist people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, chronic alcoholism and other substance related disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, and traumatic head injury that results in permanent brain injury.
The Trust annually budgets $250,000 for new and innovative small projects of $10,000 or less that are a direct benefit to Trust beneficiaries. Grant applications are accepted in February, June and October. The deadline for the next cycle of small project grants is June 1, 2012. Grant guidelines, eligibility requirements and an online application are available at http://www.mhtrust.org/index.cfm?section=trust-funding&page=Grant-Opportunities&viewpost=2&ContentId=673. For more information, contact Luke Lind, Trust Grants Administrator, at (907) 269-7999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (The Trust):
The Trust (www.mhtrust.org) is a state corporation that administers the Alaska Mental Health Trust, a perpetual trust managed on behalf of people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, chronic alcoholism and other substance-related disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, and traumatic brain injury. The Trust operates like a private foundation, using its resources to ensure that Alaska has a comprehensive integrated mental health program. Established in 1994 by the Alaska Legislature with one million acres of land and $200 million in cash, The Trust is managed by a seven-member Board of Trustees. Since its inception Trust cash assets have grown to approximately $480 million. Trustees annually budget approximately $26 million to support services and programs for Trust beneficiaries.
|| Small Project Grants Awarded - March 2012
The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority recently awarded $86,339 in grants for 11 projects around the state.