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Emergency Shelter Grant Program
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Emergency Shelter Grant ProgramPROGRAM GOALS:

The goals of the Emergency Shelter Grant Program are to assist with the following activities relating to emergency shelter for the homeless: renovation, major rehabilitation, or conversions of buildings for use as emergency shelters for the homeless; payment of maintenance, operation, insurance, utilities, and furnishings; payment for provision of essential community services including those concerned with employment, health, substance abuse, education, food, or prevention.


Competitive grants up to a maximum amount identified annually.


Any Municipal government entity (cities and boroughs) with a population between 5,000 and 100,000 persons. Population data taken from the most recent Alaska Community Database, which uses 2007 population estimates, as certified by the Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development.

Private non-profit organizations located within a municipal government entity defined above. The Municipal government entity in which the proposed project is to be located must certify that it approves of the project before it can be considered for funding.

Assistance may be provided to a religious organization if the religious organization agrees to provide all eligible activities under this program in a manner free from religious influences and in accordance with certain principles identified by the State of Alaska.


During Federal Fiscal Year 2008 approximately $121,740.00 is available for distribution statewide. Competitive Grant Applications are generally distributed to eligible applicants one time each year.

Federal Fiscal Year 2008 application materials are now available online.

    Note: the following documents must be viewed and printed with Adobe Acrobat. If this application is not already on your system, you can download a copy of this application free at: Adobe Acrobat READER
FFY 2008 Emergency Shelter Grant Cover Letter  
FFY 2008 Emergency Shelter Grant Handbook  
FFY 2008 Emergency Shelter Grant Application Packet  
FFY 2008 Emergency Shelter Grant Application Packet  


Jill Davis, Block Grant Program Manager
Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development
Division of Community & Regional Affairs
211 Cushman
Fairbanks, AK 99701-4639