Rapid Response  

Responding to Fast-breaking, Unforeseen Opportunities & Threats


Alaska Conservation Foundation’s (ACF) Rapid Response grants provide support for direct conservation action to address unforeseen opportunities or threats of statewide significance, leading to more robust environmental policy and enduring conservation impact.

Rapid Response grants range from $2,500 to $10,000 for a project period of no more than six months. 

The Rapid Response Program accepts Letters of Inquiry on an ongoing basis through ACF’s online application system.


Applicants for Rapid Response grants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a non-profit organization engaged in Alaska conservation advocacy
  • Be based in Alaska, or have an Alaska-based program
  • If a current ACF grantee, be in good standing with required grant reports
  • A Rapid Response grant must address an unforeseen opportunity for action
  • The issue must be a statewide concern, have statewide impact

Applicants are highly encouraged to carefully review the Rapid Response Grant Guidelines before starting the application process.


Please make sure your project and organization are eligible under the Rapid Response Grant Guidelines before beginning an application. If you have questions about your eligibility, don’t hesitate to contact ACF Staff. 

To apply, click here.

For helpful hints for using ACF’s online application system, click here.

Note: ACF switched to a new online grants system in June 2016. Even if you are a current or past grantee, you will need to create a new profile. 


If you have questions regarding Rapid Response grants, please email grants@alaskaconservation.org