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Microenterprise Grant

Grants to Alaska Individuals with Disabilities
to Acquire, Open, or Expand Small Businesses

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) - Center for Human Development

Deadline Date:

10/13/21 12:00 PM - Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Alaska individuals with disabilities to foster new business ventures and expansion opportunities. Funding is intended to help people with disabilities enter the business sector. Grants may be used to acquire, open, or expand small businesses. Eligible expenses include but are not limited to business license, insurance, permits, inventory, raw materials to make a product, equipment, supplies, rent or lease for space to offer a service or product, utilities, furnishings, marketing activities, transportation costs not related to vehicle purchases, accounting services, and training/support services.

The Micro Enterprise Fund strives to increase access to Micro Enterprise and self-employment opportunities for persons with disabilities who are Alaska Mental Health Trust Beneficiaries. Grant funds may be used for costs associated with starting a new business, expanding a current business or acquiring an existing business.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176762

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grant amounts people request varies depending on the business. Applicants can request a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $10,000. Multiple applications per applicant are accepted in different review periods, but the lifetime maximum is $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The business must meet the definition of a micro-enterprise, which is a business with total capital needs of not more than $35,000 and fewer than 5 employees.

Eligibility: To be eligible for a grant from the Microenterprise Fund, applicants must be an Alaska Mental Health Trust Beneficiary, as defined by the Trust:
- People with mental illness: Statutory definition [AS 47.30.056(d)]:
- People with developmental disabilities: Statutory definition [AS 47.30.056(e)]:
- People with chronic alcoholism: Statutory definition [AS 47.30.056(f)]:
- People with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia: Statutory definition [AS 47.30.056(g)]
- People with Traumatic Brain Injury

Applicants are required to provide documentation of their beneficiary status.

Pre-Application Information:

Contact Information:

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

Application: https://form.jotform.com/92598433093971

For assistance with your application, please contact Roger Shelley via Email: roger@alaskachd.org or Phone: 406-445-9168

UAA Center for Human Development
2702 Gambell St. Suite 103
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Ph: (907) 272-8270
1 (800) 243-2199
Fax: (907) 274-4802
Email: info@alaskachd.org

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