Mission

Assist Alaska Native Tribes in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region with the planning and development of:

  • Economic Improvements
  • Energy Expansion & Improvements
  • Community Energy Plans
  • Community Development Projects
  • Small Business Improvements & Expansion
  • Sustainable Living

Our goal is to help address the economic, energy challenges and opportunities in our region while preserving and maintaining our Yup’ik way of life.

Value & Goals

We ensure to support, serve and protect the Yup’ik Quality of Life while collaborating with our service partners:

  • Economic Development Administration (EDA)
  • USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
  • US Department of Energy, Indian Energy (US DOE)
  • Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC)
  • Yukon Kuskokwim Economic Development Council (YKEDC)

Economic & Energy Development and our collaborating partners have similiar purposes to strive to support and improve the economic and energy infrastructure in our region.

Department Services

  • Outreach, Technical Assistance, Training, and Planning for Economic & Energy Development
  • Assistance with applying for Loans and Grants from the Department of Energy, Indian Energy Program and the USDA Rural Development Program focused on:
    • Buying or building a home
    • Home renovation improvements
    • Community Facility Improvements
    • Community Energy Plans
    • Capacity Building
    • Rural Business Development
    • Energy Efficiency Improvements

Service Partners

AVCP ECONOMIC & ENERGY DEVLELOPMENT WEBSITE

https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/center-for-economic-development/

Resource LINKS to our service partners:

 

AVCP’s COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY 2015

http://www.avcp.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/FY-14-AVCP-CEDS.pdf

  • Economic Development Administration (EDA)

https://www.eda.gov/

  • USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)

 

  • Yukon Kuskokwim Economic Development Council (YKEDC)
  • Website TBD-developed

Contact Information

Brent Latham – Director

(907) 543-7386

blatham@avcp.org

 

Bertha Prince – Community Development Specialist

(907) 543-7319

bprince@avcp.org

 

Jason Smith – Community Development Specialist

(907) 543-7377

jsmith@avcp.org

 

Fax # (907) 543-7379