As a grant making agency, the Denali Commission implements its mission through partnerships:  The Denali Commission will partner with tribal, federal, state, and local governments and collaborate with all Alaskans to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of government services, to develop a well-trained labor force employed in a diversified and sustainable economy, and to build and ensure the operation and maintenance of Alaska’s basic infrastructure.

Through these partnerships the Commission has invested more than $1.2 billion and leveraged over $900 million from other sources to fund vital rural infrastructure, workforce and economic development, and community resilience projects in over 300 communities across the state.

2018 Distressed Communities Report


Pursuant to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and federal funding partners, the Denali Commission (Commission) and its grantees are required to adhere to the following funding requirements. Specific funding requirements will be identified in the award conditions agreement between the Commission and the grantee.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Procedures and Categorical Exclusions

Denali Commission CATEX Checklist- Please contact your Program Manager if you have difficulties with this form.

OMB Guidance – 2 CFR 200

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Title 23

Recipient Guidelines and Requirements

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Many projects require funds in excess to the amount the Commission can contribute. is the single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies, allowing organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities.

State of Alaska – DCCED/DCRA – Grant Programs

The State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development administers a variety of state and federal grant programs, including federal Community Development Block Grants and state legislative grants.


For questions relating to GrantSolutions specifically, please contact the GrantSolutions Help Desk at 866-577-0771 or 202-401-5282, or email

The Denali Commission staff is happy to assist you with any additional questions you might have. If your question is related to funding opportunities, questions surrounding an award you have received from the Denali Commission, request for funding reimbursement, or completing a progress report, please contact any of our Program Managers listed below.


Tom Wolf, PE, PMP- Direct: 907-271-5232 –


Tom Wolf PE, PMP- Direct: 907-271-5232 –


Don Antrobus, PE – Direct: 907-271-3500 –

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Grantees awarded funding from the Denali Commission are required to upload the following forms into GrantSolutions. Grantees should work with their program managers to determine which forms to use.

Janet Davis, Grants Management Officer – Direct: 907-271-3036 –


The Denali Commission has two electronic, online systems for Grant Management; GrantSolutions for processing proposed awards and post award amendments, and the Commission’s Project Database for reporting progress on funded awards.

The Commission utilizes GrantSolutions to manage the electronic processing of every award from start to finish. Access to GrantSolutions is limited to individuals from grantee organizations identified in the award agreement. The public does have access to awards funded by the Commission via the Project Database System.

The Commission’s Project Database is an integrated, online management reporting and tracking tool for Commission projects. The Project Database is used to manage the electronic reporting of award data by recipients, and is also available to the general public to view every award and project funded by the Commission. This database provides all project information, and encourages public viewing and sharing of information particularly through the reports module function. The Project Database also enables Commission staff to manage projects through the use of milestones and retrieve “at-a-glance data” of major project criteria including: the scope, award, theme, schedule, budget and reporting.

All award recipients must adhere to the Commission’s terms and conditions outlined in their award agreement for reporting. The Commission’s online Project Database is the tool used for submitting all progress and closeout reports.

The Commission has created the following step-by-step instructions for grantees for both GrantSolutions and the Project Database. If you need additional assistance please contact Janet Davis, Grants Management Officer – Direct: 907-271-3036 –

Grant Solutions Instructions

Instructions for Accessing the Denali Database

Denali Commission Report Due Dates


Completed 270 requests should be emailed to

Reimbursement form

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