Senior Center Grants:

The Kenai Peninsula Borough's Senior Citizen's Grant Program is established by the  Borough's Code of Ordinances, Chapter 5.22. To be eligible for the senior citizen program grant, a senior citizens center or adult daycare center must e a nonprofit, tax exempt, as well as operating and located within the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The eligible center may be sponsored by a city or recognized by the Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly or the Alaska Commussion on Aging. There are regulations and rules associated with receipt of those funds, and funding is based on annual appropriation by the assembly.



Community Assistance Program Grants:

The State of Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs (DCRA) issues Community Assistance Program (CAP) grant funds each year to the Kenai Peninsula Borough on behalf of the unincorporated communities that have nonprofit and tribal entities who are able to utilize funds within the communities for publc purposes. The State sets criteria and establishes rules and regulations associated with the funding. See AS. 29.60.865, AS 29.60.879, and 3 AAC 180.110. 


Funding, is based on the budgetary process of the State of Alaska. The application and grant process is managed by the Community and Fiscal project manager. 


Economic Development:

The Kenai Peninsula Borough issues economic development funds to support the growth and development of the economy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough. These two programs are currently the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and the Small Business Development District. Each year, these entities provide services to support economic growth and stability in the Borough. 




 Community Assistance Program

The Community Assistance Program Grants opportunity is open and if you are a non profit that is located in one of the 26 authorized unincorporated communities within the Kenai Peninsula Borough, you may qualify for applying for the grant to support the community you serve. 

 How to apply for CAP funds?

Identify a project: The community must host a public meeting to agree upon a project or projects that are publically available to every person in the community. Public meetings may be hosted by the borough, a nonprofit, or Tribal entity within the community. These meetings may also occur virtually. Adequate notice MUST be provided to members of the community. The total amount of 2022/2023 funding is limited to $15,473.22 per community ($15,789 less 2% administration cost).

2. Identify a grant recipient: Funding will be awarded to the entity responsible for the project whose location resides within the unincorporated community. A qualifying entity must be a nonprofit in good standing with the State of Alaska or a Tribal entity as recognized by the United States eligible for federal aid to Indians.

3. Award Restrictions: Funds may not be used for the following: travel, fundraising, lobbying, interest on loans, contingencies, fines, penalties, bad debt, entertainment, contributions/donations, dues/subscriptions, payment on real estate and/or taxes. Equipment purchases over $500 must be approved. Land purchase or construction projects for the purpose of public use must be approved.

4. Return the completed documents to the Borough:

  1. Application form indicating that the CAP funds will be used for any service or facility that is publically available to every person in the community (3 AAC 180.010 & .060).
  2. Nonprofit entity = include a current Alaska Biennial Report. Obtain a current biennial report at
  3. Tribal entity = include a resolution indicating Waiver of Sovereign Immunity
  4. Documentation listing how and where the public notifications were posted at least five (5) days prior to the public meeting date. The notification may be posted in the local newspaper, publically assessable social media or websites, and/or flyers posted in public places or frequented establishments.
  5. Minutes of the public meeting and the motions to recommend the public project(s) to be funded.
    1. Minutes must be signed by the individual responsible for the minutes as well as a second individual who attended the meeting.
  6. Sign in sheets indicating the names and physical addresses of the attendees.

5. The Borough Assembly approval process (annual timeline estimate):

  1. In April/May the Assembly approves the unincorporated communities that meet the minimal requirements to received CAP funds by way of resolution. The resolution and the Borough’s application is sent to the State of Alaska.
  2. In September/October, the Assembly approves and appropriates the State CAP allocation to the borough by way of ordinance. The approval kicks off the community application process.
  3. In December the Assembly approves the qualified entities and the public project(s) through adoption of a resolution. Grant agreements are released thereafter.

6. Grant agreement: A community’s representing entity or entities must enter into a grant agreement with the Borough prior to receiving any CAP funds. The grant agreement will describe the project(s) to be completed for the community. Note: Payment is based upon reimbursement of approved expenditures done within the fiscal year beginning 1st of July, 2022 and ending the 30th June, 2023. Funds may not be deferred, nor can an entity hold the funds in reserve on behalf of its community. This is particularly important if the entity wants to apply for future CAP funds.

7. Adopt a resolution regarding sovereign immunity: For communities in which a Tribal council shall assume fiduciary responsibilities, the council must pass a resolution waiving sovereign immunity. Please note: the waiver applies only to use of CAP monies; it is NOT a general waiver of sovereign immunity. Per AS 29.60.865 “the department may not make a CAP payment to a Native village council unless the council waives immunity from suit for claims arising out ofCommunity Assistance Program 3activities of the council related to the payment.” If the council does not pass a resolution waiving sovereign immunity, the CAP funds will be spent by the Borough on behalf of that community.

8. Submit project report(s): An entity receiving funds will be responsible for submitting project fiscal and narrative reports to the Borough. Upon completion of the project, the entity will submit a report describing how the funds were used to complete the project. Copies of invoices, bills, checks or other supporting documentation for expenses must be attached to the report. An entity may request to submit expenses report in lieu of documentation. Requests are approved on an individual basis, which is based upon historical activities. Please note that expenses must support the project descriptions as detailed in the entity’s original grant application AND agreement as approved by the Borough.


Interested agencies may inquire of the Community and Fiscal Projects Manager

 Opioid Grants- Forthcoming