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CBJ looking to partner with Juneau nonprofit for state grant

August 5, 2021 – News

A Juneau nonprofit and the City and Borough of Juneau could receive up to $850,000 through the State of Alaska’s Community Development Block Grant Program. The program awards funding to projects that create essential community services, solve community health and safety issues, or address problems with public facilities. As a municipality, CBJ is eligible to apply for a Community Development Block Grant and is looking to partner with a Juneau nonprofit on a project proposal. Proposals to CBJ are due Friday, August 20 by 4:30 p.m. Prior to the deadline, CBJ’s Community Development Department is hosting an informational meeting on Monday, August 16 at 5:30 p.m. about the process, eligible projects, and timelines.

Community Development Block Grants are awarded on a competitive basis in three basic funding categories: Community Development, Planning, and Special Economic Development. For Juneau, projects must primarily benefit low to moderate-income individuals or limited clientele, like victims of domestic violence, severely disable adults, seniors, or individuals experiencing homelessness. CBJ will evaluate project proposals from nonprofit agencies and select one that will compete statewide. CBJ will then submit an application to the state by December. The Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs will ultimately disperse federal grant funds to projects that rank the highest. Funding from the state would pass through CBJ to the nonprofit.

Projects around the state that have received funding in the past include a domestic violence shelter renovation in Ketchikan, an update to Kake’s Community Comprehensive Policy Plan, engineering and design for water tank system in Port Alexander, and an access road to the landfill in Russian Mission.

Join the August 16 informational meeting online https://juneau.zoom.us/j/95145771445 or call 1-253-215-8782, 1-346-248-7799, or toll free 1-888-475-4499 with Webinar ID: 951 4577 1445.

Again, proposals to CBJ are due August 20 by 4:30 p.m. Submit a proposal through:

  • Email to beth.mckibben@juneau.org
  • Mail to 155 South Seward Street, Juneau, Alaska 99801
  • Hand deliver to CBJ’s Community Development Department, 230 South Franklin Street, 4th Floor

For more information, contact Community Development Planner Beth McKibben at 907-586-0753, ext. 4128 or beth.mckibben@juneau.org.