RurAL CAP, the Division of Juvenile Justice, and the Department of Health and Social Services, will award grants up to $8,000 to design, develop, and implement cultural and/or youth leadership activities for youth in your community!
INCREASING YOUTH RESILIENCY REDUCES AT-RISK BEHAVIORS
- Connectedness-positive connection with parents and other role models.
- Meaningful Engagement-Youth are valued and given useful roles.
- Life Skills-Social, decision-making, communication and positive identity.
PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN FUNDED
- Youth Leadership training for community to work with Youth.
- Designed Elder/Youth sessions where elders provided guidance stories and teaching.
- Contracted with Elders to instruct a Language class which would teach traditional language skills to Youth.
- Subsistence Camps that taught youth to harvest moose, seal or fish, as well as gather berries and plants.
- And much, much more…
Applicants must be a federally-recognized Indian Tribe or public or private 501 (c) (3) nonprofit institution in rural Alaska.
- Applicant organizations would design projects to involve rural Alaska Native Youth ages 12-17.
- To ensure funding opportunities reach a wide variety of communities, applicants who have received 3 or more previous DJJ Youth Development and Culture Camp Grant Program awards are not eligible to apply.
Contact RurAL CAP toll free at (800) 478-7227, ext. 7361 | (907) 865-7361
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Toll free fax: (800) 478-6343