Grants

Accessory Apartment Grant Program

In March 2018, the Assembly accepted the recommendation of the Affordable Housing Commission to appropriate $480,000 to the Accessory Apartment Incentive Grant Program, in $6,000 grants. This incentive grant program was developed as a way to leverage the financial capacity of Juneau homeowners, to produce more accessory apartment rental units, at a cost that would be a fraction of the public investment needed to develop traditional affordable housing. The Housing Action Plan, adopted by the Assembly in 2015, clearly indicates a need to create new housing opportunities for workforce, seniors, and young families in Juneau. Accessory apartment are currently providing Juneau residents a unique, affordable housing option, while simultaneously benefiting the homeowners in extra income.

Cost Waivers for Child Care Providers

In an effort to improve the quality and availability of child care in Juneau, the CBJ contributes funds to child care providers through a grant awarded to the Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) Hearts Program. The scope of the funding is divided into 2 categories:
1. Education incentives to individuals who increase their child care education, based on a tier system;
2. CBJ cost waivers for required annual Fire Marshal inspections and Conditional Use Permit fees.

If you are a child care providers, or considering opening a child care facility, and would like more information on cost waivers for permit fees, please contacts the CBJ Permit Center at permits@juneau.org or 907.586.077o.

For more information on the education incentives, please contact AEYC at 907.789.1235.

Community Development Block Grant

Every year, the CBJ Community Development Department sponsors the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), administered by the State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED). By sponsoring the grant, we announce in mid-summer that we are soliciting ideas from the public, then in August, we hold public informational meetings on the process. By early September, the application package should become available, and potential project proposers are notified and given a deadline for submitting their proposals to the CDD. After receiving the proposals, CDD staff will make a recommendation to the Assembly Human Resources Committee, and will receive direction on which proposal to partner with. We then assist the co-applicant with developing the CDBG grant application, which is usually due in early December.

For more more information on the goals and mission of the CDBG grant program, please visit http://www.commerce.stake.ak.us/dcra/grt/blockgrants.htm

If you would like more information on how to become a potential project proposer, please contact Alexandra Pierce, Planning Manager, at Alexandra.Pierce@juneau.org.