Funding Opportunities

DOJ Program Plan – Fiscal Year 2019

Competitive Grant Solicitation – DUE

  • October 2:   Alaska Full Faith and Credit Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
  • October 11:  National Young Arts Foundation
  • October 31:  Youth Development & Culture Grants – proposal applications


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

October - National Observance Events

  • October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • October is National Depression Awareness Month

We R Native

We R Native is recruiting 1,500 AI/AN teens and young adults (15-24 years old) nationwide to participate in a study.  Watch recruitment video below:

Conferences & Trainings

Improve professional development, networking, and sharing of resources

Month of October

  • October 14-16, 2019 – Statewide Elders & Youth Conference (Fairbanks, AK)
  • October 17-19, 2019 –  Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN)
  • October 28-30, 2019 – 14th Annual Alaska School Health and Wellness Institute

2019 Statewide Elders & Youth Conference

October 14-16 at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Alaska

Watch Video:  Live Stream

*Scroll to the bottom of the First Alaskans Institute home page to view the video.


First Alaskans Institute’s 36th Annual Elders & Youth Conference (Elders & Youth) theme, “Qaneryararput Yugtun Riniqerput/Qaneryararput Cugtun Kayuqerput,” celebrates the beauty and importance of Alaska Native languages.  This year’s conference will kick off with a Warming of the Hands pre-conference gathering on Sunday, October 13 with the main conference taking place October 14-16 at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Alaska.  Elders & Youth provides a special opportunity to make connections, reinforce identity and belonging, explore art and issues, and contribute to the greater community through the transference of knowledge between our generations.

October 14-16, 2019

Need Your Help!

Call for Alaska Native Dance Groups & Performers

Contact us with any questions at or 907-677-1700.

Alaska Federation of Natives

October 17-19 in Fairbanks, Alaska

October 17-19, 2019

About AFN

The annual convention serves as the principal forum and voice for the Alaska Native community in addressing critical issues of public policy and government. The convention convenes thousands of official delegates and participants from membership organizations across the state.

At the Convention, delegates discuss strategic opportunities and challenges, listen to memorable keynote speeches, hear reports from political leaders and presentations from expert panels, and share stories resilience, experiences, strengths, knowledge and hope for the future.

14th Annual Alaska School Health and Wellness Institute.

  • October 28-30 in Anchorage, Alaska

October 28-30, 2019


The SHWI provides a quality 3-day professional development opportunity for all school staff and anyone working with students or schools. We welcome teachers, school nurses, counselors, school administrators and staff, school board members, school nutrition staff, and others who work with schools interested in learning to cultivate healthier and more successful students.

To ensure equitable access to the Institute and representation from around the state the SHWI offers a number of travel scholarships every year to those in need of financial assistance to attend.

Month of November

  • November 7-8, 2019 – Alaska Afterschool Conference
  • November 13, 2019 – Alaska Seeds of Change (webinar)
  • November 15-17, 2019 – LeadOn Youth Leadership Conference

Alaska Afterschool Conference

November 7-8, 2019 in Juneau Alaska

About:    Join over 200 after school workers and volunteers for two-days of professional development, networking, and resource sharing.  This year’s conference will be at Centennial Hall in Juneau.

The Alaska Afterschool Conference is designed to support the professional development of Alaska’s out-of-school time providers, featuring more than 40 workshops. This conference is a partnership between the State of Alaska Department of Education & Early Development and the Alaska Afterschool Network. 

November 7-8, 2019

Alaska Afterschool Conference

Conference Schedule:

Preconference Institute:   November 6, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Site Visits (Included with general admission):   November 6, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Alaska Afterschool Conference

  • November 7, 8:00 am – 5:05 pm
  • (Networking Reception 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm)
  • November 8, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Alaska Seeds of Change


  • November 13, 2019
  • Webinar training
  • 11AM – Noon
  • Anchorage AK – RurAL CAP

Growing Food.  Supporting Youth.


Alaska Seeds of Change is a program of Anchorage Community Mental Health Services.

WHAT WE DO:  Alaska Seeds of Change employs and empowers local youth, promoting self-reliance and community involvement, to grow and sell fresh produce.

November 13, 2019

LeadOn Youth Leadership Conference

Applications due:  Friday, September 27th

About:  This year’s conference focuses in on youth-led positive community change even more than ever. Workshops will include the usual opportunities for youth empowerment and inspiration, and will emphasize building youth’s skills to return home ready to implement a community project.

By attending the conference this year, community teams of 2-4 youth and one adult mentor will qualify for a mini-grant of $500-$3000 to complete their community project.

Submit your PDF fillable application today!

Applications are due Friday 9/27 at 5pm. Applications will be accepted after this date, but those received prior to the 27th will be considered first. Those received after the 27th will be reviewed if space is still available. 

November 15-17, 2019

LeadOn video from 2018


Please note this year’s application is by community, not by individual youth, so interested youth and adult mentors must form teams of 2-4 youth and one adult mentor in order to apply.

Let’s get excited and inspired!

Internships and Job Opportunities

Alaskan-based positions

Internship with Senator Dan Sullivan

Internship Opportunity

Deadline to apply:  October 18, 2019

Senator Dan Sullivan is looking for exceptional Alaskan college students and recent graduates to join his team in Washington, D.C. This internship program teaches students valuable skills and offers hands-on experience in the fast-paced Capitol Hill environment.  Read More:  [<<  HERE  >>]

DUE October 18, 2019


Job Opportunities

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.

Contact Info

Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.
731 East 8th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Phone: 907-279-2511
Fax: 907-278-2309
Toll Free Phone: 800-478-7227 (within Alaska only)
TTY toll-free assistance: 800-877-8339
Toll Free Fax: 800-478-6343 (within Alaska only)


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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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