PUBLISHED: 4:51 PM on Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Mental Health Trust awards $74,000 in grants
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has awarded $74,150 in grants for 10 small projects around the state. The grants target a wide range of beneficiary programs that range from support for an underage drinking prevention program for youth in rural Alaska to computers for the homeless.

The awardees include 10 groups. Among those in Southeast receiving grants are:

• Catholic Social Services - $5,000 to provide homeless individuals with access to computers in order to enhance basic computer skills, work on job related tasks or correspond with family and friends.

•Hoonah City Schools - $3,345 to train two Hoonah police officers as mental illness and crisis trainers in the Hoonah community.

Grants are awarded three times a year, in March, July and November. The deadline for The Trust's next cycle of grants is October l, 2008. Applications may be sent to The Trust at 3745 Community Park Loop, Suite 200, Anchorage, AK 99508.

Details and an application form are available on The Trust's Web site at under "Small Projects Funding" or by calling Luke Lind at (907) 269-7999.