Alaska Brain Injury Network is the statewide leader in brain injury advocacy, information, support, and trainings.

Brain Injury Support Group

The Brain Recovery Action Group (BRAG) is a peer-led group whose primary goal is to provide support, understanding and hope to those living with a brain injury. The group is open to anyone who is living with a traumatic or acquired brain injury. It is a great way to connect with others who truly understand the impact a brain injury has on all aspects of one’s life.
The group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the ABIN office.

Family Support Group

Brain injury creates significant changes in the family system and it can be challenging for family members to adjust to new roles and the changes in their loved ones’ functioning.  The Family Support group is a safe place for family members to share their experiences and find hope and healthy ways of coping with the changes in their family.

Started and facilitated by the mother of a brain injury survivor, this valuable group meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 4:00 – 5:50 p.m. at the ABIN office during the BRAG support group.  This group is open to all family members of brain injury survivors.   Please contact Tonya at [email protected] for more information.

**Child care is not available at these meetings.

TABI Mini-Grant Program

The Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury (TABI) Grant is a mini-grant program administered by the State of Alaska, Division of Senior and Disability Services (SDS) and managed by the Alaska Brain Injury Network. The grant is used to meet the needs of those who have sustained a traumatic or acquired brain injury who are experiencing financial hardship.
If you are an Alaskan resident, eighteen years or older and have a diagnosed traumatic or acquired brain injury, you are eligible to apply for this grant.

This diagnosis must be reflected in a Verification of Diagnosis, or VOD that is included in the grant paperwork. This form must be signed by a medical professional.

SDS defines a traumatic or acquired brain injury as “an insult from physical force or internal damage to the brain or its coverings, not of a degenerative or congenital nature, that produces an altered mental state and that results in a decrease in cognitive, behavioral, emotional or physical functioning (AS 47.80.590).

You can be awarded up to $2,500.00 per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30), with a maximum amount of $5,000.00 over a five-year period. If you reach your five-year maximum, you are eligible beginning five years from the date of your first award.
The following categories (in order of priority) are funded by this grant:

  • Medical services (including vision, hearing, psychological testing, medication, and occupational, physical or speech therapy, when prescribed by a health care professional) and equipment.
  • Dental services and equipment
  • Assistance with rent, housing deposit or utility (heating/fuel or electricity) payment. Rental assistance and utility assistance is a once-per-lifetime award.
  • Employment related services and supports
  • Other equipment or services that improve the health, safety, or independent functioning and are directly related to the applicant’s brain injury.

You can apply for the grant by printing out the application at the bottom of this page and returning it to Alaska Brain Injury Network. Your health care provider will need to complete and sign the Verification of Diagnosis form. Be sure to provide invoices or statement of expenses for each item you are applying for. This is because award payment is rendered directly to the vendor.

You will need to submit the following documents each time you apply:

  • Application page (signed and dated)
  • Verification of Diagnosis
  • Release of Information
  • Price quotes

Applications are due the last business day of each month.

Download Application

When everything is complete you can fax the application to 907-274-2826, attention Tyler Hislop or mail to:

Alaska Brain Injury Network
121 W. Fireweed Lane, #175
Anchorage, AK 99503

If have questions about the grant or need assistance with the application, please contact Alaska Brain Injury Network at 907-274-2824. Please note that we may have some of your application materials on hand if you have applied for the grant before.

You may apply for the grant as many times as needed until you reach the $2,500.00 yearly limit or $5000.00 five-year limit.
After the grant committee has made their determinations, letters will be mailed to each applicant regarding the status of their application.

A decision is made on the grant applications in the first week of the month following the deadline. Payment can be expected to be rendered by mid-month.

Please contact 274-2824 or 274-2822 with your questions.