Resources For Alaskans During COVID-19

Alaska 2-1-1 is a one-stop, statewide resource for finding help in your community. It’s free, confidential and available in almost any language.

3 Ways to Find Help:

Call 2-1-1 or 1.800.478.2221

Speak with an information specialist who will connect you with the resources that best fit your needs.

Call center hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m

After hours you may leave a voice message.

Searchclick here to search the 2-1-1 database of services 24/7

If you feel sick, call your healthcare provider first–don’t go to the ER.

If you do not have a regular care provider, Alaska 2-1-1 can provide more information and refer you to additional resources.

Difference between flu, cold, and COVID-19 – Click here

Testing is available statewide – Click here

Alaska Department of Labor, (907)-269-4700: Click here

Most recent distribution list can be found here: Click here

Anchorage School District– Daily meals for ASD students map and distribution center information:
Click here

Anchorage Grocery Network Facebook Group, for the elderly and vulnerable: Click here

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, for help with rent: Click here

Housing assistance for college students: Click here

Alaska Legal Services: Click here

Alaska Legal Services Corporation – Click here

Available by phone (1-888-478-2572) for help with legal problems (for example: accessing benefits like healthcare, disability, unemployment compensation)

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Covid19 hotline: 907-458-2888 (they’re also posting daily updates on their Facebook page)

Alaska Careline: 1-877-266-HELP (4357)

Anchorage Community Mental Health: 907-371-1300

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255

If you are quarantined with someone who is abusive, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or TTY at 1-800-787-3224, or chat at

Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living – Local – 1.907.452.2293, toll free – 1.800.478.7273: Click here

The Alaska Community Foundation has joined other funders in offering emergency grants of up to $20,000 for nonprofits through a pooled relief fund: Click here

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority is providing emergency grants of up to $25,000 to organizations serving trust beneficiaries: Click here

Community foundations: Local foundations have created their own emergency funds.

  • The Homer Foundation is providing support for food, housing and other needs on the Southern Kenai Peninsula: Click here
  • Bethel Community Services Foundation has a YK Delta COVID-19 Response Fund to prevent homelessness and support the social safety net: Click here
  • Juneau Community Foundation is collecting donations to buy food for Southeast Alaska Food Bank: Click here

Mat-Su Health Foundation is providing Coronavirus Prevention and Response Grants in the Valley: Click here

Premera Rural Health Fund is providing grants up to $100,000.  The next application review is August 1, 2020: Click here

Rasmuson Foundation is providing $2 million emergency relief fund, targeting critical gaps.

Sealaska has a $1 million relief fund to help Alaska Native communities and nonprofit organizations delivering urgent recovery services: Click here

United Way of Anchorage is providing support for financially strapped families and nonprofits serving those in need during the pandemic through AK Can Do: Click here

United Way of Southeast is providing a relief fund: Click here

United Way of Tanana Valley is providing a relief fund: Click here

Camp Fire Alaska: Will be operating three all-day childcare programs for elementary age youth this summer starting on June 1 thru July 29. Parents must register in advance, everyone is placed on a waitlist and will be called by the family services manager in advance to go through an initial health screening.  Click here for more information.

Help Me Grow Alaska is sharing resources and guidance for parents and other caregivers including information for those caring for children with autism: Click here

Stone Soup is sharing family friendly resources information: Click here

Thread has resources for childcare providers and families including tips on working from home: Click here

Resources for UAA Students: Click here

The Foraker Group has COVID-19 resources for nonprofits, including webinars on re-imagining fundraising, crisis communications and hosting virtual meetings: Click here

Nonprofit Quarterly has an article on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act): Click here has provided information on the small business Paycheck Protection Program: Click here

National Council of Nonprofits has provided this information on loans for nonprofits in CARES Act: Click here

Alaska Small Business Development Center has provided this information the CARES Act: Click here

Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness has these resources for the community: Click here

Catholic Social Services programs update: Click here

Covenant House Alaska shelter services information: Click here

To find a shelter: Click here

CDC guidelines and resources on how to support those experiencing homelessness: Click here

National Alliance to End Homelessness has information on populations at risk action steps and more: Click here

Legislation in the CARES Act that is related to homelessness: Click here

National Low Income Housing Coalition’s information on Coronavirus and homelessness: Click here

CLOSING JUNE 30: Alaska Arts & Culture Emergency Relief COVID Grant: Click here

Alaska State Council on the Arts and Alaska Arts & Culture Foundation has a list of relief funds for artists, Alaska arts agencies and more: Click here

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resource has emergency funds for all disciplines: Click here

Arts Ready has information and resources: Click here

Womens Arts has listings for emergency funds for all disciplines: Click here

United States Artists has a relief fund offering $5,000 grants to artists facing dire emergencies as a result of coronavirus. Current cycle closes July 22: Click here

Americans for the Arts has a list of resources for artists: Click here

National Endowment for the Arts put out this statement on the impact of the CARES Act: Click here

New York Foundation for the Arts has a list of resources for emergency funds and grants for artists: Click here

No Film School has small grants of $250 to $500 to help documentary filmmakers with basics: Click here

U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s official website with government guidance and what to do if you feel sick: Click here

State of Alaska response and updates: Click here

Click here to sign up for updates from the AK Department of Health and Human Services

Municipality of Anchorage response and updates: Click here

Questions or concerns for the MoA? Email at or call 343-4019

Alaska Courts System response and updates: Click here

New York Times updates

COVID-19 Map and Dashboard from John Hopkins University: Click here

Anchorage Daily News coverage

Alaska Public Media coverage

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner coverage

Juneau Empire coverage

KTUU coverage

KTVA coverage

Anchorage Press coverage

PARTNERSHIP – Alaska Covid-19 Response

Families and individuals seeking assistance should call 211 or 1-800-478-2221

Nonprofits can visit:


3201 C Street, Suite 110
Anchorage, AK 99503

907-334-6700 |


701 W. 8th Avenue, Suite 230
Anchorage, AK 99501

907-263-3800 |