Opioid Settlement Fund Grant Program

In response to the receipt of funds from the Opioid Settlements that were distributed through the State of Alaska to the Kenai Peninsula Borough, the Kenai Peninsula Borough established the Opioid Settlement Fund Grant Program through Ordinance 2021-19-50. This grant program is established with the intent to bridge gaps in funding from federal and state funding while also supporting Opioid Remediation efforts designed to address misuse and abuse of opioid products, treat or mitigate opioid use or related disorders, and/or mitigate other effects of the opioid epidemic.

Attached to this application and notice are the appendixes of the settlement fund    which provides the comprehensive list of approved funding activities that are allowable under this grant program.

This grant program is limited to no more than five grants. This limit is regardless of the amount of funding provided through settlement funds. Should more than five applicants submit for funding, a committee of five members will be established by the Community and Fiscal Projects Manager and the applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

Grant project narrative-10 Points

  1. Filling a need not funded through federal or state means-25 Points
  2. Number of communities served-25 Points
  3. Service to low-income individuals or disadvantaged communities- 25 Points
  4. Ingenuity, new ideas and forward thinking – 15 Points

       Total available points-100

Grants submitted that are requesting funding for disallowed activities   not be considered for funding regardless of their ability to meet any of the criteria for consideration.

Agencies that are eligible are:

  • Nonprofit entities
  • Medical providers and mental health providers with active licenses to practice under their respective Alaskan Boards, with no actions against their licenses in the prior three years, and who are not in arrears in any amounts owed to the Kenai Peninsula Borough.
  • Businesses who employ medical providers or mental health providers with active licenses to practice under their respective Alaskan Boards, with no actions against their licenses in the prior three years, and who are not in arrears in any amounts owed to the Kenai Peninsula Borough.
  • Native Tribes and Corporations that have not received opioid settlement funds previously, and have by resolution waived immunity from suit for claims arising out of activities of the council related to the grant.

Entities must be current on all legal filings at Federal, State, and Local levels and may not be in arrears in any balances due to the Kenai Peninsula Borough in order to apply.

Note that the following conditions also apply to all of the agencies:

  1. Services must be provided to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Residents, and by businesses within the Kenai Peninsula Borough.
  2. Applicants may not be in arrears in any amounts owed to the Kenai Peninsula Borough in any department for any amount.
  3. All licenses, registrations, and legal documentation must be current with the State of Alaska and Federal entities as required by law.

The total funding available this current year is $29,167.84 and has been appropriated by the assembly. It will be divided into equal parts by the number of accepted grantees who submit their applications to this program.

How to apply for OSFG Funds:

  1. Complete the attached application.
  2. Submit the following documentation with the application:
    1. Applicable license information
    2. State registration and license information
    3. IRS EIN and/or nonprofit status information (Those with social security information will be requested to mail the information or contact the Community and Fiscal Project Manager directly.)
    1. Tribal entities must include a resolution indicating a Waiver of Sovereign Immunity
    2. Nonprofit Entities must include current Alaska Biennial Reports. Obtain a current biennial report at https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/cbp/main/search/entities
    3. Incomplete, or late applications will not be considered.
  1. Applications are due by 4PM on November 30, 2022


Grant Restrictions

  1. Grant funds may only be used for allowable amounts in accordance with Exhibit E. This list can be found in the Final Distributor Settlement Agreement: See Exhibit E for list of Opioid Remediation Uses
  2. The grant period for this grant period is January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023.

Important Reporting Requirements

All expenditures must occur before December 31, 2023. The FINAL report must be submitted before January 15, 2023. Reporting project completion is particularly important should an entity wish to apply for future OSFG funds. For example, Entity A applied for and received funds for its community during the application period; however, Entity A has not completed the program to date. Entity A is ineligible to apply until the project has been completed and a report has been submitted to the Borough or a request to extend the performance period has been approved.

Funds do not extend past the grant period of performance.  

The 2022 application is due November 30, 2022.  Applications must be emailed as quality, color-scanned .pdf documents. Email the application packet to:


 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 https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/CBP/Corporation/startpage.aspx?file=BIRPT
  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