Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Main Phone: (907) 742-4468 | Fax: (907) 742-4477
Location: 5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Anchorage, Alaska 99504

Services Offered:

  • Develop and submit large district grants
  • Assist schools and programs with school, program or classroom grants
  • Research and communicate funding opportunities
  • Provide grant-writing resources
  • Communication of and compliance with district requirements and procedures for applying for grants and for getting started on managing a grant
  • Review proposals for quality assurance, ethical considerations, and for compliance with grant regulations and other requirements
  • Assist grant managers with beginning process of post-award management
  • Track and report on competitive grant submittals
  • Provide historical information on district grants
  • Provide grant-writing workshops and trainings
Karen Karsnia

Grant Development Specialist:

Karen Karsnia

Phone: (907) 742-4468

Department Overview:

ASD’s Grants Development Department coordinates the development of competitive (“discretionary”) grants to improve the quality of instruction and support services, and to support district core values, priorities, and commitments. Grants bring in external funding to augment resources from the general fund and from entitlement grants. A majority of the grants produced by the department are for major district-level grants and we also assist staff from schools and programs in researching and writing grants.




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