Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.
RurAL CAP Vision: Healthy People, Sustainable Communities, Vibrant Cultures


The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP), founded in 1965, is a private, statewide, nonprofit organization working to improve the quality of life for low-income Alaskans.

Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors representing every region of the state, RurAL CAP is one of the largest and most diversified nonprofit organizations in Alaska.

In fiscal year 2015, RurAL CAP employed 727 Alaskans in 60 communities statewide. RurAL CAP recognizes the unique values and way of life of rural Alaskans.  It plans its activities with input from and respect for the people it serves.  It follows the belief that rural Alaskan communities have the right to maintain their cultural heritage and close relationship to the land while protecting their economic and human potential.


Request for Proposal: Proposal 201 E 3rd Avenue Janitorial Services

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program Supportive Housing Division (RurAL CAP) is requesting proposals for janitorial services for common areas and office space at its property located at 201 E. 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. This property consists of first floor of the building with interior common hallways, staff bathrooms, meeting room and office space. This is for a 1 year contract, with two 1 year options to extend the contract. Proposers should be prepared to submit a bid:
• A monthly fee to maintain areas covered under the attached janitorial cleaning list.

Please review the details of this RFP and Instructions on Proposal Submission.

Closing Submission Date: Proposals must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on Nov. 25.

Request for Proposal: Audit Services

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) is soliciting for Request for Proposals (RFP) to contract for a financial and compliance audit for the year ending September 30, 2020 and the audit of our Profit Sharing Plan for year ending December 31, 2019. The proposal includes options for four additional years. Only licensed certified public accountants may respond to this RFP.

Please review the details of this RFP and Instructions on Proposal Submission.

Closing Submission Date: Proposals must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 22.

Now Recruiting: Young Leader Representatives for Board of Directors

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) is pleased to recruit for and welcome two Young Leader Representatives to join our Board of Directors. This is a great opportunity for young adults who are early in their careers and eager to develop their leadership skills in a meaningful way. These two positions will be held for 1 year and will start in December, 17-18, 2019 at RurAL CAP’s board meeting in Anchorage.

The Young Leader Board Representatives will have the opportunity to serve in an advisory role and offer input and perspective to board decisions that will have lasting impact on the communities we serve. Each member will bring their own voice to the table and serve as advocates for the needs of their peers and youth from Alaska’s rural communities.

Read more about the Young Leader Representative positions 

Review the position description

Submit an application by Nov. 20


Certified USDA Rural Development 502 Direct Mortgage Loan Packager

RurAL CAP is pleased to announce that we are a certified USDA Rural Development 502 direct mortgage loan packager. 

RurAL CAP is certified to accept 502 direct mortgage loan applications from potential home buyers for the purchase of a modest home in Rural Alaska.  We offer a pre-screening process to determine if a potential home buyer may qualify for this financing before completing a full mortgage loan application.  If the potential home buyer requires budgeting or credit counseling before they may qualify, RurAL CAP can provide these services and will, to the best of our ability, work with the client to assist them in becoming a homeowner.    

Benefits to choosing RurAL CAP as  your certified 502 loan packager:

  1. Certified loan packages will receive priority processing by USDA Rural Development.  This means a faster eligibility determination than those applications that are submitted directly to them. 
  2. RurAL CAP staff are available and can respond to questions regarding the application quickly and can be available after business hours via email. 
  3. You can complete an easy pre-screening application to see if a 502 direct mortgage loan is right for you prior to completion of a full mortgage loan application.
  4. RurAL CAP staff can assist you with credit related issues. 
  5. RurAL CAP staff may be able to assist you with finding and applying for down payment assistance programs.

RurAL CAP’s Packaging fee is $1750 

This fee can be paid by the seller or potentially included in the loan as determined by the appraisal of the home.  USDA Rural Development Does not charge loan origination fees, doc prep fees, up front or monthly mortgage insurance fees, or commitment fees making the certified packaging fee an affordable option as compared to other mortgage loan products (conventional, FHA, VA, etc.)   

For more information or to apply:

Fact Sheet 

Pre-Screen Application

Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (NMLS #396638)
Mi’shell L. French (NMLS #375937)
44539 Sterling Highway, Ste. 107
Soldotna, AK 99669



RurAL CAP Foundation Application

The RurAL CAP Foundation funds a limited number of small grants for educational and charitable purposes that focus on low-income people and rural communities. Grants are made in the amount of $500 to $5,000. Eligible applications are considered from 501(c)(3) nonprofit and governmental organizations in rural Alaska which do not have an open grant and which have not received a grant from the Foundation in the prior 12 months.

The Foundation’s major interests are to:

– Provide support to low-income people to expand their capabilities through training and educational opportunities;
– Provide opportunities for community representatives to participate in forums, workshops, and conferences that protect and enhance cultural traditions and subsistence practices;
– Strengthen the skills and capacity of local leadership in rural communities; and
– Promote healthy people, sustainable communities and vibrant cultures.

Examples of the Types of Grants Awarded:

– Projects that encourage the sharing of knowledge and engage volunteers and community members;
– Events where community members learn skills for life, such as a youth music camp or Elders teaching youth how to subsistence hunt or fish;
– Projects that have long-term impacts on a community, such as building a garden or recycling center; and
– Events that build the capacity of local government, such as workshops on project design and proposal writing. (Foundation funds are often awarded for supplies and transportation costs; funds are typically not awarded to pay stipends to people who might otherwise volunteer or to buy laptops or equipment that benefits only a few.)
– The Foundation generally doesn’t fund: employee salaries, overhead or indirect, paying wages for work normally done by volunteers (e.g. picking up trash), junk food or soda pop.

Complete an application.

Contact or 907-279-2511 with questions.

Muldoon Garden Affordable Housing

Accepting applications for Muldoon Garden’s one- and two-bedroom waitlist only. Complete an application or contact the RurAL CAP Central Leasing Office at (907) 868-4600, email

The address to pick up and return applications is 161 Klevin Suite 206A, Anchorage, AK 99508.


RurAL CAP’s Child Development Center (CDC) provides full-day, year-round child care for children between the ages of 19 months to five years. The Center has an open enrollment policy with a sliding tuition scale to benefit low-income families.

Click here to learn more about how to get your child enrolled today!