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Infrastructure for Alaska’s Food Bank Network Grant

  • Granting Agency: Food Bank of Alaska
  • Overall Amount: $6 Million
  • Grant Amount: $25,000 – $1,000,000
  • Announcement Date: August 29, 2022
  • Closing Date: September 26, 2022, 5:00 PM

Grant Guidelines

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Purpose: The State of Alaska has awarded Food Bank of Alaska $6 million to bolster Alaska’s statewide anti-hunger network through infrastructure and capacity building projects. Awarded projects will be identified through this competitive grant project. Organizations must demonstrate participation in or a commitment to charitable food distribution (see Eligibility).

Eligible Expenses:
This grant is intended to support the capacity and infrastructure needs of Alaska’s statewide anti-hunger network. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to:
● New building construction
● Space modifications and expansions
● Refrigeration or freeze capacity
● Vehicles or ATVs
● Equipment like forklifts or pallet jacks
● Energy efficiency upgrades
● Processing or cooking facilities

Any expenditures that are not determined to fit within the category described above will require repayment from the grantee. Grant reporting will require documentation of expenditures for all expenses to confirm eligibility. Examples of expenses that are not eligible for funding include:
● Personnel expenses, including external administrative consultants
● Indirect or administrative costs
● Operating expenses like utilities
● Purchase of food
Recipient organizations must sign all state assurances, as described on pages 3 & 4 of these guidelines.

Eligible Applicants:
Your organization must be one of the following:
● 501(c)3 public charitable organization with a 509(a)I, 509(a)2, or 509(a)3 public charitable status as designated in your IRS Determination letter
● 501(c)4 charitable organizations, excepting that these funds cannot be used for lobbying or advocacy activities
● 501(c)19 public charitable organization
● Faith-based organization providing social services to the broader community
● Tribal organization including housing authorities
● Local government

Funding Timeline
Awards will be made by early November 2022. The last reimbursement request is due, and projects must be completed no later than June 20, 2025. A short final report will also be due by June 30, 2025. See Reimbursement section for more information on periodic reporting and reimbursement requests.

This funding will prioritize proposals from organizations that seek to expand their capacity to distribute charitable food to their community. Additional priority will be given to organizations that:
● Are located in rural communities outside of Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and the Mat-Su Borough.
● Function as a food bank by providing food to other agencies/communities

Questions, feedback on project ideas, and discussion around applications can be addressed to:

Ron Meehan
Policy & Advocacy Manager, FBA

Penney Champney
Infrastructure Grant Consultant