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.

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).


  • Employer Success Stories from EARN, Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion​

To find out how to apply contact:

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