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  • Granting Agency: Mat-su Health Foundation, State of Alaska
  • Appropriation Amount: $5,100,000
  • Grant Amount: Pitches exceeding $50,000 must be received no later than October 1, 2021
  • Funding available now and will end on June 30, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions
For more information go to the Mat-Su Health Foundation Website.
Organizations interested in pursuing funding may contact the Mat-Su Health Foundation by phone at (907) 373-2827 or email to learn more and begin the application process.

Purpose: Support community-driven strategies for COVID-19 prevention and recovery. The new Community-Driven C-19 Response Funding program will provide support in three strategic areas: COVID-19 testing, COVID-19 vaccination, and activities to decrease health inequities highlighted by COVID-19 in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the cities of Houston, Palmer, and Wasilla.

Eligible Expenditures:

  • Create a system that ensures frontline workers have access to behavioral health support by identifying and funding sources of behavioral health support for frontline organizations and workers.
  • Provide organizations the resources needed to prevent and identify workers’ burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma.
  • Provide discretionary grants to organizations to be used for self-care, healing, and cultural activities.


  • Support to build and develop pandemic education and prevention strategies for an organization’s staff and clients.
  • Assistance in communicating with clients about service/outreach changes due to a heightened risk of exposure to coronavirus.
  • Funding for critical safety-net needs for the clients of nonprofits, including housing, transportation, medical care, childcare, and food security for those affected by disease, quarantine, or school/agency closures.
  • Grants for psycho-social supports and mental health services for staff.
  • Quarantine supplies for nonprofit residential programs.
  • Unexpected work-from-home expenses, which could include establishing collaboration platforms and secure file sharing.
  • Prevention-related expenses for items such as sanitizing supplies and equipment, or professional cleaning of common areas.
  • Costs for offering services to a nonprofit’s clients in less risky ways to deliver services (for example, bringing pick-up or home-delivered meals rather than serving congregate meals, and offering virtual rather than in-person service delivery).
  • Operating expenses associated with COVID-19, such as lost revenue, continuity planning, or increased labor costs.
  • Operating expenses for licensed nonprofit childcare providers related to workforce development, recruitment and retention.
  • Programming expenses for youth prevention and resilience activities that are supporting social connections and positive support activities.


Eligible Applicants:
Entities that support the health and wellness of residents in the Mat-Su Borough and the cities,
including for-profit and non-profit entities, health care providers, tribal entities, government,
school districts and schools, and faith-based organizations. Entities must have a physical
location in the Mat-Su or indicate what services or population numbers are served in the MatSu.