Alaska Statutes.
Title 37. Public Finance
Chapter 14. Trust Funds
Section 250. Grants.
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AS 37.14.250. Grants.

(a) In awarding grants from the net income of the trust, the board shall consider the proposals of a qualified applicant only after the applicant has submitted a detailed proposal in the form prescribed by the board. The board may not award a grant unless the board makes written findings that

(1) the proposed project, if successful, will help prevent child abuse or neglect;

(2) the application for financial assistance contains an adequate plan for project implementation, including both financial feasibility and project effectiveness;

(3) the applicant demonstrates that sufficient technical expertise is available to accomplish the objectives of the proposed program or project;

(4) the applicant has identified costs associated with and ancillary to the project, additional governmental costs, future obligations generated by the program or project, and necessary operating, maintenance, or other support costs for the life of the program or project; and

(5) the applicant has included in the program or project proposal a plan for sustainability and self-sufficiency after the grant period.

(b) The board may establish other requirements for the award of grants under this section if necessary to carry out the purpose of the trust.

(c) The board shall award grants in amounts that

(1) are appropriate to the conditions of the applicant and the proposed program or project; and

(2) will make the most effective use of the money available.

(d) The board may not award grants to a single project or program for more than four years. The grant amount awarded by the board under this section may not exceed the following amounts for the years specified:

(1) for the first year for which the program or project receives a grant, 75 percent of the first-yar cost of the program or project;

(2) for the second year of the project or program, 50 percent of the project's or program's first-year costs; and

(3) for the third and fourth years of the project or program, 25 percent of the project's or program's first-year costs.

(e) A recipient of a grant may not use more than 10 percent of the grant for administration of the program or project.

(f) To the extent consistent with the terms or conditions of the grant, a private or federal grant awarded to the board shall be distributed in the same manner as provided for grants under this section and AS 37.14.260 .

(g) The board may reduce or discontinue a grant awarded or distributed under this section at any time during the grant period if the project is not being successful in accomplishing its objectives, as determined by the board.

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