Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


Food * Housing * Cash Assistance * Bills * Health * Education * Employment

 Juneau is the capital city of Alaska State

Alaska Assistance Programs and Services


    • 1. Alaska Food Stamp Program – The Alaska Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly food benefits to low-income households, and the Alaska Division of Public Assistance issues SNAP benefits via the Alaska Quest card. Eligible households use SNAP benefits to buy food products from authorized stores statewide. (+++)  Call: 800-478-7778
    • 2. Alaska General Relief Assistance (GRA)   Designed to meet the basic needs of Alaskans in emergency situations. Basic needs include shelter, utilities, food, and clothing. Call: 907-269-6778
    • 3. Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP)  – Provides cash as temporary assistance to low-income families with children under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Call: 800-478-7778
    • 4. Alaska Denali KidCare  – Alaska’s Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for children and teens through age 18, Call: 800-478-7778
    • 5. Alaska Medicaid  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible Alaska residents, Call: 907-465-3347
    • 6. Alaska Chronic & Acute Medical Assistance (CAMA)  – Designed to help needy Alaskans who have specific illnesses get the medical care they need to manage those illnesses, Call: 800-780-9972
    • 7. Alaska Adult Dental  – Covers $1,150 worth of preventive dental care, such as exams and cleanings, each year for Alaskans 21 and older who receive Medicaid services, Call: 800-780-9972
    • 8. Alaska Health Insurance Premium Payment Program  – Designed to help Medicaid and Denali KidCare recipients with costs associated with health insurance provided by an employer or COBRA, Call: 866-251-4861
    • 9. Alaska Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) ⇑ – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 907-465-3100
    • 10. Alaska National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call:  907-465-8708
    • 11. Alaska Special Milk Program ⇑ – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 907-465-8708
    • 12. Alaska School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call:  907-465-8708
    • 13. Alaska Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call907-465-2800
    • 14. Alaska Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) ⇑ – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day careCall:  907-465-8710
    • 15. Alaska Head Start and Early Head Start ⇑ – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 907-279-2511
    • 16. Alaska Heating Assistance Program (HAP) ⇑ – Helps households in Alaska with their home heating expensesCall: 800-478-7778
    • 17. Alaska Power Cost Equalization Program (PCE)   – Provides economic assistance to households in rural areas of Alaska by helping them with electric bills, Call: 888-300-8534
    • 18. Alaska Weatherization Program  – Assists households in reducing energy bills by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, Call: 907-338-3970 
    • 19. Alaska Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) ⇑ – Designed to improve the health of Alaska seniors  by supplementing their diets with nutritious foods, Call: 907-465-3347
    • 20. Alaska Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)  – Provides low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for fresh Alaska-grown fruits, vegetables, and fresh-cut herbs at farmers’ markets, Call: 907-465-3347
    • 21. Alaska Senior Benefits Program  – Pays cash benefits to Alaskan seniors who are age 65 or older and have low to moderate income. Cash payments are $125, $175, or $250 each month, depending on income, Call: 888-352-4150
    • 22. Alaska Senior and Accessible Housing  – Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) provides safe, decent, and affordable rental housing for low-income Alaskan seniors or persons with a disability, Call: 800-478-2432
    • 23. Alaska Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income Alaskans lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: 800-478-2432
    • 24. Alaska Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for low-income Alaskans. Call: 800-478-2432
    Updated: April 11, 2024 by HAFH