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 Proposals: Youth Development & Culture Grants

Through RurAL CAP, the Division of Juvenile Justice, DHSS, is awarding grants up to $6,000 to develop and implement projects that empower youth to make positive life choices. 

**This funding is pending DJJ award for FY 2021 **

Through RurAL CAP, the Division of Juvenile Justice, DH:SS, is awarding grants up to $6,000 to develop and implement projects that empower youth to make positive life choices. These are reimbursable grants only.

•Youth leadership training
•Subsistence/culture camps
•Learning opportunities between Elders and youth
•Travel for youth
•Education, training or cultural event participation!

Learn more by reviewing the flier and application.

Applications Due June 19, 2020 by 5:00 pm to

Amy Modig
1 (800) 478-7227, ext. 7355

**Go to DHSS Alaska for DJJ COVID-19 guidelines.**

Request for Proposal: Mobile Home Repair (MHRP) Lead-Hazard Evaluation and Clearance – Anchorage

Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP) Weatherization Department is seeking Interest and Qualifications from qualified, proven, local, Lead-Hazard Evaluation and Clearance Services, to provide evaluation and clearance testing of a broad range of repairs to Mobile/Manufactured Homes that are owned by qualified low income owners in the Municipality of Anchorage.

Learn more about this RFP.

Proposals must be received via emailed to prior to 4:00 P.M., A.D.S.T. on June 10,2020. 

Email questions to: Curtis Ecklund




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 907-278-7441 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!