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Trainings & Conferences

2021 Trainings & Webinar Events


November 15, 2021

Alaska Afterschool Conference - LOTS of Scholarships Available!

AMPLIFY Out-of-School Time with your colleague’s from across the state and nationwide at the Alaska Afterschool Conference November 18-19, 2021! Scholarship Interest Form is available for individuals and organizations including: Tribal Youth Coordinators, K-12 grade Teachers & Support Staff, Social Workers, -Culture Camp Leaders, and Individuals working with youth in an OST setting.

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November 11, 2021

Nominate a Youth!

Submit by December 31. We recognize Alaska youth, ages 12-19, statewide. Nominations can be submitted for an individual or a group. Nominations can come from anyone who wishes to recognize a hard-working Alaska teenager. Nominations can be made in one of 8 categories. Recommendations often come from school staff and board members; youth clubs and organizations; the business community or other teenagers. Any community member inspired by a teen’s efforts can submit a nomination.

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November 8, 2021

Youth Development & Culture Grants

Through RurAL CAP, the Division of Juvenile Justice, DHSS, is awarding grants up to $6,000-$8,000 to develop and implement projects that empower youth to make positive life choices. These are reimbursable grants only.

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September 30, 2021

GROW Program

Apply for the GROW Program (Growing Rural Opportunities for Wellness) by October 22. $10-$20K available for rural Alaska community gardening projects. Start a new project or make improvements to existing gardens!

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September 27, 2021

38th Annual Statewide Elders & Youth Conference

First Alaskans Institute (FAI) 38th Annual Statewide Elders & Youth Conference (Elders & Youth) will be held in the unceded virtual space of our Alaska Native peoples this October 17-20, 2021. Our conference theme is presented in the Eyak language – “ahnuu dAXunhyuu AXAkihya’ iLka’ GAdAqeeLinuu”

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September 21, 2021

Please Be Aware of Child Tax Credit Scams!

Criminals are using unsolicited emails that pose as the IRS to lure families into providing personal and financial information and steal their Child Tax Credit payments. 

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August 20, 2021

USDA Announces Availability of Up To $500 Million in Emergency Rural Health Care Funds Under the American Rescue Plan

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making up to $500 million available in grants to help rural health care facilities, tribes and communities expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, health care services and nutrition assistance.

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August 5, 2021

OJJDP Tribal Consultation Response

This report summarizes findings from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) consultation with tribal representatives held via webinar on June 25, 2020.

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RurAL CAP - Jobs & Internships

RurAL CAP Employment Opportunities – Community Development

Open until filled

Tribal Justice Coordinator – Currently Recruiting!

Posted September 8, 2021: RurAL CAP is hiring a new Tribal Justice Coordinator to assist with the development of an Alaskan Full Faith and Credit training curriculum to train tribal communities on the issuance and enforcement of tribal protection orders for victims of domestic violence.

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