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Mar 5, 2024
Posted Under: Advocacy

Update March 6, 2024
This morning the subcommittee voted to preserve full funding for the Human Services Community Matching Grants and the Community Initiative Matching Grant. We did it! Nonprofit power at work! Thank you to everyone who reached out to the subcommittee. We will continue to monitor these appropriations as the budget makes its way through the legislative process. Please stay alert for announcements about opportunities to provide public testimony to the full Finance Committee. 

March 5, 2024

The House Finance Subcommittee on Health and Social Services is proposing significant cuts to the Department of Health – Human Services Community Matching Grant ($300,000 or a 23% reduction) and the Community Initiative Matching Grant ($400,000 or a 70% reduction).  These matching grants provide essential services to Alaska’s most vulnerable populations.

We need your action today.  Please engage your board, volunteers, and staff to make your voice heard.  Your action is needed TODAY.  Contact the House Finance Subcommittee on Health and Social Services and tell them that breaking Alaska’s safety net is not an option.  Let them know the harm to Alaskans that this cut will have today and into the future.

House Finance Subcommittee on Health and Social Services:

  • Rep. Will Stapp (Fairbanks) 907-465-3004
  • Rep. Mike Prax (North Pole) 907-465-4797
  • Rep. CJ McCormick (D-Bethel) 907-465-4942
  • Rep. Justin Ruffridge (R-Soldotna) 907-465-2694
  • Rep. Dan Saddler (R-Eagle River) 907-465-3783
  • Rep. Jesse Sumner (R-Wasilla) 907-465-4833


Human Services Community Matching Grant. The list of grantees includes:

  • Alaska Legal Services Corporation
  • Alzheimer’s of Alaska
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boys & Girls Club of Alaska
  • Fairbanks Community Food Bank
  • Helping Alaska
  • Interior AIDS Association
  • Interior Community Health Center
  • Literacy Council of Alaska
  • North Star Council on Aging
  • Northern Hope Center
  • Resource Center Parents Children
  • Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis
  • Alaska Legal Services Corporation
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Covenant House Alaska
  • RurAL CAP
  • Alaska Legal Services Corporation
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Blood-n-Fire Ministry of Alaska
  • Catholic Community Services Early Learning
  • Wasilla Area Seniors, Inc.
  • Mat-Su Food Bank
  • Mat-Su Senior Services
  • My House
  • United Way
  • Kids Kupboard
  • Set Free Alaska
  • The Children’s Place
  • Valley Charities
  • Access Alaska
  • Salvation Army
  • Nine Star Education and Employment
  • Sunshine Community Health Center
  • Sunshine Transit


Community Initiative Matching Grants. The list of grantees includes:

  • Alaska Legal Services
  • Bethel Community Services Foundation
  • Bethel Winter Shelter Lion’s Club
  • Choosing Our Roots
  • First City Homeless Services
  • Helping Ourselves Prevent Emergencies
  • Independent Living Center-Homer
  • Juneau Housing First Collaborative
  • Maniilaq Association
  • Native Village of Unalakleet Nome Community Center
  • Nome Emergency Shelter Team (NEST)
  • North Slope Borough
  • Railbelt Mental Health Association
  • Southeast Alaska Independent Living, Inc. (SAIL)
  • Women in Safe Homes