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ALERT:  Given the recent announcements on reducing the COVID-19 (coronavirus) spread, many events and grant deadlines have been postponed or cancelled.   Updates will be made regularly.

Funding Opportunities

DOJ Program Plan – Fiscal Year 2020

ALERT:  Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, deadlines are subject to change.

Competitive Grant Solicitation – Deadline Dates:

  • March 17:  Victims of Child Abuse Act Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Professionals
  • March 25:   Alaska Children’s Advocacy Center Expansion Initiative for Child Abuse Victims
  • March 25:  Family Drug Court Program
  • March 30:  Alaska Native Youth Training and Technical Assistance Project
  • April 7:  Training and Technical Assistance To Expand Children’s Advocacy Centers Serving American Indian/Alaska Native Communities
  • April 7:  Tribal Children’s Advocacy Center Expansion Initiative for Child Abuse Victims
  • April 13:  Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative


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

Alaska Celebrates Sobriety Awareness Month

Start the conversation, break the cycle!

Alaskans are coming together to celebrate Sobriety Awareness Month in March. This annual tradition is a monumental time where people of all stages in their journey toward recovery come together to celebrate.


Improve professional development, networking, and sharing of resources

Month of March & April

Tribal Court Trainings

Transitioned to Virtual Conference:  April 16-17, 2020

Tribal Court Master Series Training, Part 1: Tribal Court Set-Up

The AVCP Tribal Justice Department, in collaboration with the AVCP Tribal Services Department, will be hosting our 2019 TRIBAL COURT MASTER SERIES TRAININGS in a four-part series of trainings.  Part one, scheduled for April 16-17, 2019, will discuss Tribal Court Set-up and will be held at the Alaska Bible Seminary in Bethel, Alaska. Presentation topics will include:

  • Court development and set-up
  • Case management
  • Court Personnel
  • Inter-Tribal Court
  • Judicial Codes


This conference will explore gaps in services, discover new and improved practices, share cutting edge research, and motivate participants to explore positive case outcomes for youth involved in the delinquency system.

August 4-6, 2020

We have rescheduled the Court Conference to August 4-6. Byron Bluehorse is currently adding updated language to our Court Conference webpage. We want to proactive and prepared for when things settle down and return to normal. We are receiving a large mass of emails regarding the conference from both presenters and attendees, and with an expectation of around 200-300 people, we want to be confident in some kind of plan going forward. We will continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation and as we receive new information we will continue to evaluate the Conference be held or not. If things with COVID-19 take longer to return to normal than expected. TCC and UAF staff decided that if the Conference is not held in August, we will cancel for this year.

Children, Family, and Education

March 11, 2020

Supporting Youth Experiencing Trauma in the Classroom & Beyond

We welcome you to join in Healthy Native Youth’s Community of Practice monthly virtual gatherings that include new resources and opportunities to engage with topical experts and others!

At the time of the meeting, join us via zoom:

Join by phone: +1 669 900 6833 meeting ID: 458 332 611 press *6 to mute your line when not speaking.


Virtual 3-day conference:  March 29 – April 1, 2020

Each year, NICWA hosts the largest national gathering on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) child advocacy issues. With over 1,400 attendees—and growing every year—this four-day conference has become the premiere national event addressing tribal child welfare and well-being. Keynote speakers range from federal officials at the highest level of government to youth with lived experience in child welfare systems.

Looking Ahead

May and June

  • May 4 – May 22, 2020 – AK Indigenous Research Program
  • June 3-5, 2020 – Youth Encouraging Alaskans’ Health (YEAH) Summit
  • June 22-26, 2020 – 10th Annual Thrive Conference

May 4 – May 22, 2020

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Alaska Pacific University (APU) are hosting the second Alaska Indigenous Research Program: Promoting Resilience, Health and Wellness May 4-22, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. The program included three weeks of courses, at not cost to the attendee, covering: Indigenous and Western research methodologies, Community-based participatory research, Culturally responsive community engagement and communication, Health research ethics, Health research and historical …

Youth Engagments

  • June 3 – June 5, 2020
  • 8AM – 5PM

Youth Encouraging Alaskans’ Health (YEAH) Summit

Join us for this year’s exciting, youth-led tobacco prevention leadership conference, the YEAH Summit, June 3-5, 2020. Learn new skills. Make new friends. Have fun with activities–and learn how to inspire youth and others to healthy, tobacco-free lives. This year’s summit convenes on the UAA Campus at the Student Union for students grades 6-12. RurAL CAP will provide limited travel scholarships for youth and their chaperones who would be traveling in from rural or distant communities. Register today:


June  22-26, 2020

More details coming soon.

Alaska Census 2020

Get your voices heard

Now counting!

AI/AN - Targeting the Hard-to-Count populations

  • Children
  • Tribal elders
  • Incarcerated individuals

This website highlights the Census Bureau’s relationship with tribal governments and provides important AI/AN and tribal resources. The Census Bureau collects data for the AI/AN population and publishes specific counts, estimates, and statistics.

What is Census 2020?

Become a Partnership Specialist - How?

Partnership Specialists Work With Local Organizations to Raise Awareness and Promote Participation in 2020 Census.

What does a partnership specialist do?

  • Hire people with knowledge of local neighborhoods to do the actual count,
  • Produce videos in their tribal language explaining how to fill out census forms,
  • Big push on new advertising campaign ensuring AN groups that the census, process is easy, important and confidential.

Internships & Job opportunities

Apply today

First Alaskans Institute Summer Internship Program

Deadline Extension:  Monday, March 16, 2020

CITC Summer Internship

Summer Youth Work Program

Deadline:  Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Elder Mentor Program Coordinator

Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) employs over 400 people in 60 communities statewide. Each person contributes to the success of the organization through their hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm.

There are many exciting opportunities at Rural Cap available to individuals, who want something different each day and are willing to work hard and to make a positive difference for low-income Alaskans. To apply for a job opening:

Culture Camps 2020

Register today!

Alaska Culture Camps

The 13th Urban Unangax̂ Culture Camp will be held June 22–26, 2020.  Check back in April 2020 for camp applications.  Applications can be found below.

Save The Dates

  • July 12-18, 2020:  32nd Annual Keex’ Kwaan Culture Camp


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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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