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 Program Grant guidelines before starting the application process.


Applicants who believe their project meets ACF criteria should submit a Letter of Inquiry via ACF’s online application system. If your project is of interest, ACF will invite a full proposal.

The Rapid Response application process has three steps: the eligibility quiz, letter of inquiry, and invitation to submit a full proposal.

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

For first time users: Click HERE to register in the online system before you start the application process.
(Please note, you will only need to register your organization once.)

Start a new Rapid Response application, click HERE.
(Please note: applicant must have already registered to begin a new application)

Return to an in-progress application, review past applications, or complete reporting requirements, click HERE.


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