a young man filleting a fishIn 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.

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

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 $8,000 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.

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.

DJJ Project Booklet 2011-2015

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

Wellness Coordinator or any Resource Basket Staff
Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.
731 E. 8th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
(907)279-2511

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