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The Resource Basket works to build a network of youth providers and support community connections. Inside the Basket is our quarterly newsletter designed to share success stories, community photos, opportunities for funding, training, and connecting to other providers and resources.

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Funding Opportunities

DOJ Program Plan – Fiscal Year 19

  • CTAS
  • OJJDP FY 19 Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Implementation and Enhancement Program: Category 1: Implementation
  • OJJDP FY 19 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse Announces Funding Opportunities for Opioid Prevention Among Adolescents and Young Adults
  • SAMHSA issues Youth Suicide prevention and Intervention Funding Opportunity
  • BJA FY 19 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program
  • BJA FY 19 Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program: Category 2: Community-based Adult Reentry with Small or Rural Organizations


One Month Left to Apply!   STEM Scholarships Available for American Indians, Alaska Natives

Application Due –  Friday, May 17, 2019

           The Department of Justice Office of Justice Program’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) announced the availability of travel scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), or in the social and behavioral sciences (SBS), to study how those fields support criminal justice and public safety.

            The Native Student Travel Scholarship Program: Connecting Science to Crime and Justice will provide up to 15 students the opportunity to attend a criminal justice-related conference to explore the role of science in solving complex problems to increase public safety. Attendance at these conferences will allow students to explore the ways their interest in science applies to crime and justice, and to meet researchers and practitioners currently engaged in similar work. Additionally, students will learn about innovative, evidence-based, and technological solutions to justice issues.

Eligibility, application and other crucial program details are available online at:

Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska-SEDS-AK

ANA Announces Funding To Address Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska-SEDS-AK

Applications due:  April 15, 2019

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 funds for community-based projects for the Social and Economic Development Strategies-Alaska (SEDS-AK) program.

Positive Youth Development Afterschool Program RFP

New Grant Program Expands Afterschool Access

The Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, seeks proposals from eligible applicants to provide services through the Positive Youth Development Afterschool Program. The will support projects increasing youth protective factors and reducing youth risk factors through services provided outside of school hours, i.e., evenings, weekends, and school breaks for youth entering grades 5 through 8. Preventing or delaying the initiation of adolescent marijuana use, and other substance use, during this crucial period helps to ensure healthy brain development and reduce the likelihood of future substance misuse.

  • Proposal due date:  April 26, 2019 at 3:59 PM
  • Deadline for written inquiries:  April 16, 2019 at 3:59 PM
  • Project Period Begins:  July 01, 2019


Proposals will ONLY be accepted through GEMS. Applicants are responsible for reviewing the GEMS homepage at for details regarding agency registration and availability of technical assistance. Log into GEMS through myAlaska,, to begin the application process. Once you are logged into GEMS, guidance and instruction are available in the Documents tab and from the film strip icon. Applicants are responsible for monitoring GEMS or the State Online Public Notices site for any changes or amendments that may be issued regarding this solicitation.

Need Assistance?

Relay Alaska provides assisted communication services at 711 or 1-800-770-8973 from a TTY phone, and at 1-800-770-8255 from a voice phone.

A pre-proposal teleconference will be held on Tuesday, March 26th beginning at 10:00 AM prevailing local time. Participants can join the teleconference at (888) 392-4560 by entering access code 4785473 followed by the pound key. Questions and answers from the teleconference will be published as an amendment to the solicitation.

36th Annual Alaska Tribal Court Conference

Tribal Courts:  Guardians of Justice

  • April 29 – May 1, 2019
  • Westmark Hotel – Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Cost – No registration fee, but please register below

Tanana Chiefs Conference in partnership with the University of Alaska Tribal Management Program hosts the 36th annual Conference. This Conference will feature new developments and current topics for Alaska tribes and their impacts on tribal courts. Panels include intertribal court collaboration, tribal responses to alcohol and drugs, best practices in tribal court administration, protecting tribal children, opportunities for working with the State Judiciary, and a mock justice circle. Additionally, Tribal Elders, Tribal Court Judges, and distinguished state and federal dignitaries will speak.

SAVE THE DATE – April 29 – May 1, 2019

Lisa Jaeger, Tribal Government Specialist

Mishal Gaede, Tribal Court Facilitator

36th Annual Rural Providers’ Conference


The Rural Providers’ Conference (RPC) is an annual gathering of substance abuse service providers, youth, Elders and family members interested in celebrating and encouraging the continual growth of the Alaska Native Sobriety Movement. This year the RPC will focus on the traditional Alaska Native knowledge for healing of the issues related to historical trauma, alcohol and drug abuse, grief and other issues of rural Alaska. The RPC features ceremonies, talking circles and cultural events. The 2019 RPC is sponsored by the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP).

The theme of this year’s conference is “Spreading the Light Through Trusting Our Traditions”.

Got Questions?

Please contact Bridget McCleskey at for more information.

Other Opportunities - Internships, Job Openings, and events.

Application Deadline:   Friday – April 19, 2019

Learn more and apply today!

Application Deadline:   Unknown

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is recruiting for the 2019 Internship 


Job Summary

Under general direction, will provide support to the Rural Energy Program and the National Tribal Water Center. The Rural Energy Program develops and delivers energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout tribal communities in rural Alaska. The National Tribal Water Center collaborates with Tribes to maximize the health and well-being of Alaska Native and American Indian people through water and sanitation. Both the Rural Energy Program and the National Tribal Water Center are programs within ANTHC’s Division of Environmental Health and Engineering.

Learn more and apply today!


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This project was supported by Award No. 2016-TY-FX-K001 awarded to the Rural Community Action Program Alaska Native Youth Training and Technical Assistance Project, by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs.

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