Public Law 102-477

Educational Assistance

Higher Education Scholarships (For Cantwell Only)

  • To receive a higher education scholarship:
  • Must be at least 18, unless graduated at 17 years of age.
  • Enrolled in an accredited college which would lead to a degree in an employable field.
  • High school transcripts for first year students.
  • College transcripts
  • Budget forecast
  • Letter stating educational goals
  • Scholarship award amounts are based in need predicted from the Budget Forecast, but are typically:
  • Max $2,000 per semester for full-time students
  • Max $1,000 per semester for part-time students

Adult Vocational Training (For Cantwell Only)

  • Your Responsibilities:
  • Complete the required application
  • Submit monthly progress reports
  • Maintain a grade point average of 2.0
  • Adult Vocational Trainings must be:
  • Accredited by a recognizable national regional; accredited association
  • Or approved by the state agency
  • Or offered through Indian Tribal Governments that show reasonable expectations of leading to employment

Apprenticeships

  • Tribal Community Services can assist you to find programs, apply and pay for apprenticeships all over Alaska.
  • An Apprenticeship must:
  • Lead to employment and require the use of skills that normally are learned through training on the job.

Other Services

  • Educational Development anything from obtaining your General Education Diploma (GED) to vocational grants or higher education scholarships. (Some restrictions apply)

Childcare Assistance

Children

  • Who is Eligible
  • Children under the age of 13
  • Tribally enrolled or eligible for Tribal enrollment.
  • Resides in the service area of our 5 compacted villages.
  • Children who have special needs or are considered disabled.

Providers

  • Requirements to be a provider?
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Have a negative TB Test
  • Pass a background check
  • What is required?
  • Alaska Business License
  • Alaska Drivers License or state ID Card.
  • CPR and First Aide Certification.
  • For males, Proof of Registration with the Selective Service.
  • Completed required training within 30 days of becoming a provider.
  • Who will pay me and when?
  • Both the parent(s) and CRNA will pay for your services.
  • Payments follow CRNA’s payroll schedule, permitting all documentation is submitted on time.
  • How do I apply?
  • Meet with the Workforce Development Administrative Assistant or Life Skills Coach at CRNA for an application.
  • Submit a complete application.

Parents

  • Who is eligible?
  • Must be employed, attending training or school.
  • Reside in the service area of the 5 compacting villages.
  • Income must not exceed up to 85% of the Grantee medium income.
  • Must be tribally enrolled or eligible for tribal enrollment.
  • Must complete a State of Alaska Child Care assistance application, and the CRNA integrated services application.

Workforce Development

  • What is this?
    • Funds that can be used to assist in the costs of training and development to help individuals to become gainfully employed.
  • Who is eligible?
    • Must be tribally enrolled or eligible for tribal enrollment with Cantwell, Gakona, Gulkana, Kluti-Kaah or Tazlina.
    • Reside in the service area of one of these five compacted villages.

Direct Employment

  • What is this?
    • An award that can be used to purchase items needed to continue employment.
    • Lifetime cap of $500.00, which can be accessed two times.
  • Who is eligible?
    • Must be tribally enrolled or eligible for tribal enrollment with Cantwell, Gakona or Kluti-Kaah
    • Must show proof of guaranteed employment.
  • How do I apply?
    • Meet with the Workforce Development Administrative Assistant or Life Skills Coach for an application and more information.

Come and meet with Tribal Community Service’s Workforce Development Administrative Assistant or Life Skills Coach to see how we can assist you.  Even if you do not fit in the guidelines provided, please come see us anyway!

 We look forward to serving you!