a young man filleting a fish

The  2018 Youth Development & Culture Grant Request for Proposals is  here! Apply by June 22, 2018 

In 2011, RurAL CAP began a partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) to issue sub-award grants to rural, Alaska Native communities. Two main goals of this project include reducing the disproportionate number of minority youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system and increasing the ability of the Alaska Native communities to better develop and manage grant programs.    Complete the  application documents  (links below) and send to tstiller@ruralcap.com before DEADLINE: June 22, 2018

Kiana youth learn to cut fish at culture camp.
Kiana youth learn to cut fish at culture camp.

1. RFP – Youth Development and Culture Grant Program FY19 Cohort I
2. Youth Development and Culture Grant Application FY19 Cohort I
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4. DJJ Timeline for FY19 Cohort I

Request For Proposals (RFPs) are released twice yearly and successful applicants are provided with technical and programmatic support throughout the term of each grant. Award funds of $7,000 are used to design, develop and implement community based, culturally centered projects that empower youth ages 12-17 to make positive life choices.

There have been 67 projects funded since 2011 to 48 non-duplicated rural Alaskan communities. The RFP cycles are in October and June. To see what sort of projects have been awarded check out the DJJ Project Booklet 2011-2015.

Iliamna youth begin the art of basket weaving and making birch bark basket making.
Iliamna youth begin the art of basket weaving and making birch bark basket making.

For more information about the Youth Development and Culture Camp Grant Program and other funding opportunities, contact:

Tara Stiller, Community Development Manager

tstiller@ruralcap.com
Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.
731 E. 8th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
(907)279-2511