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RurAL CAP Receives $2.5 Million Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant to Help End Homelessness for Families in Alaska

Day 1 Families Fund grants $96.2 million to 32 nonprofits across the country to provide shelter for children and families in need ANCHORAGE, Alaska – (November 17, 2021): Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc., (RurAL CAP), a Community Action Agency that provides programs in housing, early childhood education and health and well-being across Alaska, today announced that it has been …

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Jasmine Boyle selected as agency’s next Chief Operating Officer

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc., (RurAL CAP) named Jasmine Boyle the new Chief Operating Officer, starting on December 1, 2021. For the past three years, Boyle has served our Anchorage and Alaskan communities as the Executive Director of the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH). In those years, she developed crucial partnerships, strengthened advocacy networks, and created necessary …

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Soldotna volunteer receives National Community Action Partnership Award

Soldotna, Alaska – Rhonda D. Johnson, who volunteers extensively with the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc., (RurAL CAP), received the National Community Action Volunteer Recognition Award for her support of the Mutual Self-Help Housing (MSHH) Program. The award was presented by the National Community Action Partnership (NCAP) at their convention in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday, September 2. Every year, …

RurAL CAP Foundation 2021 Application

The RurAL CAP Foundation Application deadline of August 31 is quickly approaching. 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 are made in the amount of $500 to $5,000. Eligible applications are considered from 501(c)(3) nonprofit and governmental …

2021 Child Tax Credit

Starting July 15, the new Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan Act provides monthly benefits of $250 per child between ages 6-17 and $300 per child under age 6. The IRS has launched a simplified online tool which will allow families not automatically enrolled in the program to receive the Child Tax Credit. To read more about online resources, please …

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Medicare Plans Patient Resource Center Guide

The Medicare Plans Patient Resource Center provides a newly updated resource on Medicare in Alaska to help guide seniors through all of the available Medicare plan options. The updated resource a list of helpful community organizations across Alaska that can further support seniors with choosing a plan that meets their financial and medical needs.

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RurAL CAP Says Farewell to CEO, Patrick M. Anderson

In September 2021, the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc., (RurAL CAP) will say farewell to Patrick M. Anderson, who served as our Chief Executive Officer for three years. Over the past three years, we have successfully confronted vast challenges alongside Alaskan communities: the 2018 earthquake, the 2019 state budget cuts, and the COVID-19 global pandemic. During this period, we …

Let’s Get Vaccinated!

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc., (RurAL CAP) was recently featured in a video that highlights the importance of vaccinations. The National Community Action Partnership organized the video, allowing Community Action Agencies across the United States of America to share their reasons for getting vaccinated.