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

Welcome

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: Central Office 731 E. 8th Avenue Janitorial Services

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP) is requesting proposals for janitorial services for common areas and office space at its property located at 731 E. 8th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. This property consists of one 3-story building with interior common hallways, stairways, elevator, laundry room, public and staff bathrooms, meeting rooms and office space. This is for a 2-year contract, with an option to extend another year. Proposers should be prepared to submit a bid for a monthly Firm Fixed Price to maintain areas covered under the 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 Jan. 3, 2020.


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
907-260-3451
mfrench@ruralcap.com

 


 

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 ruralcapfoundation@yahoo.com 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 propertymanagement@ruralcap.com

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

 


CHILDCARE OPENINGS AVAILABLE
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!