State to distribute $35 million of CARES Act funding to nonprofits in Alaska
Alaskan nonprofits and faith-based organizations that provide critical services to Alaskans can now apply for financial relief through the Coronavirus Nonprofit Relief Fund, a new State of Alaska grant program. The state set aside $35 million from CARES Act funding to specifically support nonprofits in Alaska adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and has partnered with the Alaska Community Foundation to administer the program. Nonprofits and faith-based organizations can find more information, including eligibility criteria, and apply for a grant by contacting ACF at 907-334-6700 or visiting alaskacf.org/cnrf.
The funding will enable nonprofits to continue providing essential services that prevent or alleviate negative impacts of COVID-19 on the economy, jobs, families, and children. Applicants can receive CARES Act funding for a variety of expenses including: medical, public health, payroll, COVID-19 response compliance, economic support, or other costs necessary for the function of nonprofit agencies impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grants will be prioritized based on the community impact and the organization’s ability to carry out public health projects and will not be limited based on an organization’s size, type of staff, or geographical location. Grant awards will range in size from $25,000 to $1 million through three rounds of funding. The grant term is July 1 through December 31, 2020.