June 3 Gen-I NOW: Funding for Culture Camps & Leadership Development in Rural Alaska

Dai (Hello in the Milluk language)!

This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about funding from RurAL CAP to support Youth Development & Culture Camps in Alaska!

The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Division of Juvenile Justice has collaborated with the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) to issue sub-grants to rural, Alaska Native communities with the purpose of reducing the disproportionate number of minority youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.

RurAL CAP is soliciting proposals for innovative community projects that implement either culture activities/camps or leadership development for rural Alaska Native youth. Matching funds are not required.


  • Applicants must be a federally-recognized Indian Tribe, or public or private nonprofit institution in rural Alaska.
  • Organizations proposing projects with significant impact on rural Alaska Native youth ages 12-17 may also apply.

All projects must address the goals of the funding opportunity in one or both of the following ways:

  1. Culture Camps: Provide spiritual and cultural guidance for youth; stress community responsibility; teach sharing, hard work, respect for nature and people, celebration of language and heritage, and reverence for Elders.
  2. Leadership Development: Supports youth in gaining the knowledge and self-confidence to speak out and create change; encourages youth to maintain traditional Native values and practices while thriving in the modern world.

Click here for a complete list of eligibility requirements and a list of example projects.


The deadline to submit a proposal is 5pm AKDT on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

The application package must include all of the following materials:

  • Narrative Proposal, including project summary and approach (key personnel, equipment, project replication)
  • Narrative Budget
  • Evaluation Plan
  • Attachments including demonstration of Tribal support, letters of support from partners, and a Board/Council Member list

For more information, click here or contact Amy Modig, RurAL CAP Community Wellness Coordinator at amodig@ruralcap.com or 1-800-478-6343.


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