Since 2005, ASARA has helped search and rescue organizations across the state with training funds.
Process for Requesting Funds: Any ASARA organization or representative member in good standing can request funds from ASARA directly related to search and rescue in Alaska. Please reference our current funding guidelines below.
Submitting a Request: The requesting organization should complete an online Request for Funds. Organizations can access this form through their login under the Organization Portal link. Once submitted, the request will automatically be emailed to the ASARA President and ASARA Treasurer.
Funds will be distributed in two, 6 months cycles:
Funding Decision: The President will distribute the request to the nine ASARA Directors for discussion and a funding decision. After review and a decision has been made by the Directors, the President will notify the requesting agency. Please allow up to two weeks to be notified of the Director’s decision.
Reimbursement: Class costs are reimbursed by ASARA to the sponsoring organization or agency after the training or workshop has been successfully completed. Please read the Funds Reimbursement Policy on the Documents page for further guidance on what information will be required before class costs can be reimbursed.
The following items are generally funded by ASARA:
1) Professional instructors fees
2) Instructors food, transportation and lodging
3) Facility rental
4) Equipment and supplies for each participant in an approved class
5) Certification and license fees (e.g. SAR Tech II certification)
FUNDING GUIDELINES: 2015-2019 STATE OF ALASKA GRANT
UPDATED: June 2016
Purpose: In August 2014, ASARA received a $200,000 grant from the state of Alaska for search and rescue training and equipment. This document highlights guidelines for funding requests and the conditions for any equipment purchased with ASARA funds.
Objective: ASARA’s objective is to spend approximately $40,000, each of the next five years, on training and equipment for volunteer member organizations. Funds will be distributed in two, 6 months cycles:
January –June, requests due November 1st.
July – December, requests due April 1st.
Funding: The Directors will review all requests are consistent with ASARA’s mission. The Director’s will consider funding requests for the following four categories and prioritize allocations as illustrated in the table.
|ASARA Yearly Budget||$40,000|
|3. Director and SAR Leader Conference / Professional Development|
|4. 4. SAR Conferences & Exercises|
1) Funds for Training:
2) Funds for Equipment:
3) Funds for Director and SAR Leader Conference / Professional Development
4) Funds for statewide Conferences and exercises.
Additional: If a large portion of the $20,000 per six month cycle has not been allocated, the Directors may choose to consider larger training/equipment/professional development requests. ASARA will notify organizations and collect requests that the Directors will consider, vote on, and prioritize.
ASARA FUNDED TRAININGS