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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.

Poverty & Opportunity Legislative Task Force

The Poverty & Opportunity Legislative Task Force Resolution is positioned to facilitate community partnerships to develop a statewide legislative task force that will identify root causes of poverty and support innovative strategies and initiatives aimed at eliminating poverty. This resolution is sponsored by Representatives Tarr, Foster, and Hopkins. Call to Action Provide Public Testimony to the Community & Regional Affairs Committee …

Tribal Victims of Crime Funding Opportunity

The Denali Commission solicits grant applications for Round 2 of the Tribal Victims of Crime Micro-Grant Program. Round 2 is open to all Tribal communities in Alaska. Round 2 will distribute approximately $5.8 million in grant funds. Applicants may apply in one of two purpose areas: Purpose Area 1: Planning for a New Victim Services Program  Purpose Area 2:  Coordination …

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RurAL CAP Partners with Visit Healthcare

Vulnerable individuals and families receive accessible COVID-19 tests and vaccines through a partnership between Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP), and Visit Healthcare. As the number of COVID-19 cases among those experiencing homelessness in Anchorage rose last summer, our Supportive Housing Director Rob Marx searched for resources to keep our tenants and community safe. He was soon put …

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ATJRC Website Launch

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) is thrilled to announce the launch of the Alaska Tribal Justice Resource Center (ATJRC) website.   We created the new ATJRC website in order to promote tribal self-governance, inter-community collaboration, and Alaskan sustainability. The website provides resources focused on a variety of emerging justice trends: tribal public safety and law enforcement, tribal courts and restorative justice, and …

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2021 YEAH Summit

For the past three years, the Rural Alaska Community Action Program (Rural CAP) has hosted a Youth Encouraging Alaskan’s Health (YEAH) Summit. The conference, led by youth volunteers, teaches teenagers how to cultivate leadership, creativity, and self-esteem while addressing tobacco and vaping addiction.  This year’s summit involves four Zoom episodes on April 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 3 p.m. AKST. Each session will be an hour and will feature Shaun Derik (motivational speaker, entertainer, and producer of “The Hard …

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WARM Home Program

RurAL CAP and the Municipality of Anchorage have partnered to provide the Weatherization, Accessibility, Repair and Modifications (WARM) Home Program. This program supplies renovations and repairs to homes in the Municipality of Anchorage (specifically Anchorage, Girdwood, Chugiak, and Eagle River) with an emphasis on health, safety, and indoor air quality. WARM Home Program staff evaluate each home and assess what …

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Karluk Manor Celebrates Its 9-Year Anniversary

In December of 2011, the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) opened Karluk Manor, Anchorage’s inaugural Housing First facility. Since then, Karluk Manor has provided 46-units of permanent, supportive housing to vulnerable, chronically homeless individuals struggling with alcohol dependence.  Housing First operates with the belief that “people need basic necessities like food and a place to live before attending to anything less critical, such as getting a job, budgeting properly, or …

Celebrating 55 Years

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. celebrated its 55th anniversary this year. Statewide staff collaborated to create a video to mark this historic occasion. Thank you to all our partners, staff, donors, and clients for making 55 years of empowering low-income Alaskans possible. We look forward to the journey ahead!