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Microenterprise Grants

Would you like to own your own business? Grant funds are available for qualifying people with disability and their families. Monies may be used for costs associated with starting a new business, expanding a current business or acquiring an existing business. The application period for 2017-2018 is September 27, 2017 – January 31, 2018.

Who Qualifies?

  • Recipient must qualify as a Alaska Mental Health Trust Beneficiary.
  • The business must meet the definition of a microenterprise, which is a business with total capital needs of not more than $35,000 and fewer than five employees.


Allowable uses of grant awards

Allowable costs include but are not limited to: business license, insurance, permits, inventory, raw materials to make a product, equipment, supplies, rent or lease for space to offer a service or product, utilities, furnishings, marketing activities, transportation costs not related to vehicle purchases, accounting services and training/support services.

Qualified individuals can request anywhere from $500 - $10,000 ($10,000 lifetime limit).

2017-2018 Application Deadline Dates

September 27, 2017 & January 31, 2018
**All applications must be received by 12PM (Noon) on the due date**


To find out how to apply contact:

Larrisa Cummings
Grant Fund Administrator
Ph: (907) 264-6279
UAA Center for Human Development
2702 Gambell St. Suite 103
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Ph: (907) 272-8270
1 (800) 243-2199
Fax: (907) 274-4802