A $75,000 grant to Juneau Alliance for Mental Health, Inc. Health & Wellness, Inc will help fund a behavioral health clinician for residents of Forget-Me-Not Manor, a Housing First building seen in this Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

A $75,000 grant to Juneau Alliance for Mental Health, Inc. Health & Wellness, Inc will help fund a behavioral health clinician for residents of Forget-Me-Not Manor, a Housing First building seen in this Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority grants to benefit Southeast Alaska organizations

Trust grants nearly $1 million to organizations across the state

  • Friday, December 20, 2019 5:31pm
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The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority awarded more than $969,000 in grants to organizations across the state in the second quarter of fiscal year 2020, according to a release from the trust.

Those include grants that will benefit organizations in Southeast Alaska, such as $75,000 to Juneau Alliance for Mental Health, Inc. Health & Wellness, Inc.; $24,725 for Southeast Alaska Independent Living; and $24,611 for Southeast Regional Resource Center, Inc.

The JAMHI grant is to help fund a behavioral health clinician for residents of Forget Me Not Manor, according to the trust.

The grants are a part of the trustee-approved $24 million grant program for FY 2020, which includes grants for Alaskan nonprofits, Tribal entities, state and local government agencies and service providers. Grants are awarded throughout the year.

“We know that real improvements in beneficiary outcomes won’t occur without collaboration and partnerships,” said Mike Abbott, CEO of Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, in a press release. “We are proud to support these beneficiary — serving organizations and initiatives, and grateful for the professionals who are applying their skills and expertise to improving the lives of their fellow Alaskans.”

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