Grant Application Open: April 23, 2021 - August 11, 2021

The City of Soldotna has set aside $750,000 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into a Soldotna Coronavirus Nonprofit Response Fund program. If your organization is eligible for funding as described below, we invite you to submit a grant application.


Since the onset of the COVID-19 public health emergency, many area nonprofits have seen a marked increase in demand for their services.  Issues that have existed in our community long before the pandemic have been compounded as many households in the Soldotna area have suffered economic hardship and disruption to the activities of daily life.

This competitive grant program aims to provide funding to organizations whose services help to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic.  The program prioritizes organizations that are addressing the following key issues:

  • Food security
  • Childcare & youth services
  • Mental health support
  • Housing & homelessness prevention
  • Transportation
  • COVID-19 vaccination efforts

The grant program will provide funding to nonprofit organizations that provide essential services to residents of Soldotna and the surrounding area, including organizations that have expanded existing services to meet increased demand during the pandemic and organizations that have added new services to address essential community needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Organizations need not be located within Soldotna city limits. However, they must provide services to the residents of Soldotna.

Grant Guidelines


Click this link or copy and paste the link below to access ACF’s online grants management system:

Click this link or copy and paste the link below to access ACF’s online application instructions:

Helpful hints for applying online


Please note: These forms are for your draft work ONLY; any submissions must be completed within our online grants management portal.

For grantee convenience, below is a list of Word (.doc) versions of the grant application and final report forms for this grant opportunity.  Click the links below to download the .doc version of the form you’d like to work with.  Play with the character counts in your draft, and when ready, copy/paste those words into the online version of the form in our system.  The character count (not word count) in your .doc version will align with the character count in our system.  The forms are provided here for your PREPARATION convenience.  You CANNOT  use these forms for your actual submission – that must be done online within our portal.