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Eligible Locations for Health and Social Service Programs

Juneau Hope Endowment Fund/CBJ Social Service Grants

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Funding Source:

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Juneau Community Foundation

LOI Date:

01/07/22

Deadline Date:

03/04/22 6:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Alaska nonprofit organizations, agencies, and schools to provide healthcare and social services to communities in eligible locations. Applicants must submit a Letter of Interest prior to applying. Funding is intended to support programs that address high-priority social issues, including homelessness, suicide prevention, hospice, substance abuse, mental health, and relief for victims of abuse. Funded projects will also meet community needs in the areas of health, education, and income stability. Grants will benefit the residents of Juneau.

The Juneau Hope Endowment Fund was established in September 2014 with the intent of supporting nonprofit organizations and government agencies that provide programs and services in the Juneau community to address the social issues indicated above.

In 2015, the City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) started adding their social service block grant funds to the Hope Fund grant program. Annually, the Foundation will award grants to organizations and agencies that address these social issues, funding the highest priority social service needs in Juneau.

CBJ Social Service Grants are for nonprofit organizations to support services to people in Juneau in these areas:

Health:

  • Access to Health Care (affordable healthcare, insurance coverage)
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Substance Abuse (treatment/prevention)
  • Infants and Toddlers (prenatal care, pediatric care, nutrition)
  • Seniors (access to healthcare, prescription medicine, mobility, end of life care, adult daycare)
  • People with Disabilities (access to care, integration into community)

Education:

  • Readiness to Learn (literacy fundamentals for all ages)
  • Early Elementary Performance (reading, writing)
  • Success in High School (dropout/graduation rate, disproportionately)
  • Community Building in Schools (student volunteers, parent engagement)

Income Stability:

  • Access to Employment (access to childcare, quality of care)
  • Shelter and Housing (supported/transitional housing emergency shelter, cost of living)
  • Poverty (food, clothing, shelter)
  • Young Adult Stability (employment, teen pregnancy)
  • Family Stability (adult/mentor support and availability, domestic violence) 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166939

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Grants do not have a minimum or maximum funding level.

- Annually, the Foundation will award approximately $2 million in Hope Endowment Fund grants.
- For CBJ Social Service grants, it is anticipated that the Assembly will provide approximately $850,000 for this grant award cycle.

Term of Contract:

Grants are determined each year before the end of April, however funding is not available until after July 15. Grant funds can be expended until June 30 of the following year.

Cooperative proposals: Several agencies addressing a priority may be eligible for multi-year funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Juneau Hope Endowment Fund:
- Non-profit 501(c)3 organizations, government entities, and schools demonstrating 3 years of operation in Juneau may apply.
- Coordinated applications with organizations working together are encouraged.
- An organization may be part of more than one project or program.
- Projects can address more than one of the six funding areas.

CBJ Social Service Grant Funding:
- Funds programs and projects for 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.

Guidelines applicable to Hope and CBJ Social Service funding sources:
- Funds are for community nonprofit organizations providing health and social services to Juneau residents;
- Grantees will be required to file interim and final reports to indicate how funds are used and provide outcomes;
- The formal grant application, available in mid-January, will request organizational information demonstrating financial sustainability of the organization and proportion of administrative overhead to delivery of services.

Restrictions:
- Hope and CBJ Funds cannot be used for capital projects.
- Following projects will not be considered for Hope and CBJ grants: Maintaining, acquiring, improving, or constructing facilities.
- The following projects will not be considered for Hope grants: Health services that are not directly related to mental health, capital expenditures for housing, or funding for public or private education.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Process:
- Letters of Interest are due, January 7 by 6:00 pm.
- All Interim Reports on 2021 grants due, January 30 by 6:00 p.m. All organizations with a 2021 grant must submit an interim report in order to be eligible for a 2022 grant.
- Application deadline, March 4, 2022 by 6:00 p.m. Applications must be delivered to the Juneau Community Foundation by this date and time (no email or faxes).
- Grant awards will be announced in Mid April.

The Foundation requires potential applicants to submit a letter of interest using the Letter of Interest Form.

Organizations should submit only one application. Guidelines for the two pools of funding are available to help you determine if your project/program is eligible for funding; you do not select which funds you are applying for.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please email Letters of Interest and applications to amy@juneaucf.org.

For questions, call Amy Skilbred at (907) 321-8884.

Juneau Community Foundation
350 N. Franklin Street, Suite 4
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: (907) 523-5450
Email: info@juneaucf.org

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USA: Alaska: Juneau

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