Healthy and Equitable Communities Grant

Health disparities can negatively impact subsets of the population who have systematically experienced greater socioeconomic obstacles to health.  The State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, through the Ketchikan Gateway Borough (Borough), would like to provide the opportunity to help fund programs offered by Alaskan local non-profit organizations who support creating and sustaining a healthy and equitable community. 

The Healthy and Equitable Communities Program will be available through March 31, 2023, to support the following activities and strategies that promote and build a healthy and equitable community. All funded activities must have an emphasis on high risk, underserved population groups.

  • Ensure a fair and adequate baseline of care is established for populations at higher risk that are underserved and who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 by expanding existing or developing new mitigation and prevention resources and services;
  • Increase/improve data collection and reporting for populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19 to guide current and future pandemic response;
  • Build, leverage or expand infrastructure support for COVID-19 or future pandemic prevention and control among populations that are at higher risk or underserved;
  • Mobilize partners to build and promote healthy and equitable communities, improving everyone’s opportunities for living a healthy life, particularly those who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19;

If you believe your organization could help achieve the goals of this program, please see application in the link below. Questions related to this program and grant application must be submitted to:

Healthy and Equitable Communities Grant Application


Application submissions must be email to amyb@kgbak.us no later than 2:00 P.M. on January 14, 2022. Submissions emailed after that time will not be considered.

Questions related to this program and grant application must be submitted to:

Amy Briggs, Procurement Office

Email: amyb@kgbak.us 

Phone: (907) 228-6637