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.

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 …