Request for Proposals

Thriving Communities Grants Program

The Thriving Communities Grants Program is made available by Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc., (RurAL CAP) with funding provided by the State of Alaska Department of Health COVID-19 Health Equity grant. The purpose of this grant program is to fund Alaska based organizations working to promote health equity and reduce disproportionate negative health outcomes, including impact of COVID-19, to populations that are medically underserved and at higher risk for poor health. These populations include BIPOC, low-income and rural communities, rural and historically underserved and marginalized communities.

Please apply online through the Ecivis portal.

If you have technological difficulties or insufficient internet speed, applications will also be accepted as a PDF emailed to [email protected].

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Applications are due
Friday, June 16th, 2023 by 5pm (AKST).

Thriving Communities Grants Webinar

Watch this video for an introduction to the grant, walk-through of the Ecivis grant portal, and Q&A from our May 16 session.

Youth Development and Culture Grant Program

The purpose of the Youth Development and Culture Grant Program is to reduce the disproportionate number of minority youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. The Division of Juvenile Justice recognizes the need to collaborate and team with agencies that have the cultural knowledge, community connections and expertise to enhance and strengthen its work with Alaska Native youth, families and communities. The Youth Development and Culture Grant Program targets both a reduction in the disproportionate contact Alaska Native youth have with the juvenile justice system in Alaska, and an increase in the ability of the Alaska Native communities ultimately funded through this program to better develop and manage DHSS grant programs.

RurAL CAP requests proposals for community projects that are innovative and implement either culture activities/camps or youth leadership development.

RurAL CAP anticipates funding 8-12 projects of up to $16,000 per year, with no match required.


Proposals are due:                                 Rolling application

Awards will be announced:                    Within two weeks of application

Unsuccessful applicants notified:           Within two weeks of application

Project period:

Start date is dependent on application submission and completion of pre-project meeting. Grant period ends on May 31, 2023.