Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.

Youth Development and Culture Grant

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! 
Hoonah Youth learn to harvest and put up salmon

Hoonah Youth learn to harvest and put up salmon

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.
Youth building sled dog houses in Huslia.

Youth building sled dog houses in Huslia.

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…

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Elder led harvesting and processing tundra greens in Toksook Bay

    Elder led harvesting and processing tundra greens in Toksook Bay

    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: amodig@ruralcap.com | Toll free fax: (800) 478-6343