Who We Are
The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP), founded in 1965, is a private, statewide, nonprofit organization working to improve the quality of life for low-income Alaskans.
Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, we represent every region of the state as one of the largest and most diverse nonprofit organizations in Alaska.
We value input from and have respect for all people. We believe that Alaskans have the right to maintain their cultural heritage and close relationship to the land while protecting their economic and human potential.
What We Do
Our programs in early education, housing, and health and well-being serve to alleviate the root causes of poverty. We deliver innovative, community-driven solutions in response to Alaska’s most challenging needs while supporting vulnerable individuals and communities statewide.
We serve children and families through early childhood education. We promote socio-emotional development, healthy practices, cultural richness, and school readiness. Our programs include the Child Development Center, Head Start, Early Head Start, and Parents as Teachers (PAT).
We promote financial stability and independence through Homeless, Housing, & Shelter Services; Homeownership; and Home Improvement. These programs are available to Alaskans living with physical and/or mental health conditions as well as those navigating difficult financial circumstances.
We address locally identified challenges through community wellness, youth development, tribal justice, and victim service initiatives. We deliver a variety of National Service, Wellness, and Training and Technical Assistance programs across the state.
Introducing the Community Action Resource Center
RurAL CAP introduces the Community Action Resource Center, a service to support Alaskan organizations’ administrative, financial management, and other long-term, capacity-building needs. We are deeply committed to increasing sustainable, local…
Sitka Place Virtual Santa Shoebox Project
Bring holiday cheer to Sitka Place Permanent Supportive Housing! With just a $10 gift you can make all the difference for our clients. Donate by December 16 at noon to…
2023 Alaska Circle Keepers Training
Talking Circles are a great way for tribal youth program employees, tribal court employees and tribal leaders to create a safe place to have those sometimes difficult conversations that can…
Two Head Start sites implement changes ending Program Year 2021-2022 with appreciation and celebration
Tok Head Start site management transfers to Tanana Chiefs Conference Sterling Head Start ends final program year with celebration “To be the voice and the support for the families and…
Rural Energy Enterprises, Inc., RurAL CAP Foundation 2022 Application
Managed by Rural Energy Enterprises, Inc., the RurAL CAP Foundation funds a limited number of small grants for educational and charitable purposes that support low-income individuals and rural communities. Grants…