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Education, Employment & Training/Child Care

Education, Employment & Training/Child Care

Evelyn Pengard, Director

Child Care

Program Purpose:

To provide financial support for families to  better enable them to engage in employment, educational or activities. AVCP Child Care Department provides assistance as part of our P.L. 102-477 consolidation of programs. PUBLIC LAW 102-477 Allows Federally recognized Tribes and Native Alaska entities to combine Federal employment and training formula-funded grant funds.

Program Description:

The AVCP Child Care program is one of the more important programs provided to clients in this region, it allows for people to work or go to school without worrying about who is watchin their children or how they are going to pay for child care. This program also directly provides “jobs” and income for child care providers. Child Care Specialists are also employed and based in several of the service units in the AVCP region. The specialists travel to their assigned villages, recruiting participants and conducting site visits to provider’s homes for health and safety home inspections. The Bethel Child Care staff also travel to the villages to recruit and provide health and safety inspections, as well as receive and process the countless applications, monthly timesheets, check requests and other necessary paperwork to keep the program functioning, and our clients eligible.

There are eight village sub regions in which child care specialists are employed providing support to child care workers and families. Child care services are provided for children 0 through 12 years of age. If children have special needs and require additional assistance, services are provided up to the age of 19.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrolled tribal members of AVCP federally recognized tribes, residing in the AVCP service area
  • Applicant must be income eligible while either working, attending school or experiencing a medical condition which requires help.

Contact Information:

Child Care Coordinators in Bethel (907)543-7430

Adult Education

Program Purpose:

To improve educational opportunities for Indian adults who require literacy skills necessary for effective citizenship and productive employment.

Program Description:

This program is designed to expand and improve existing programs for delivering adult education services, including the delivery of services to educationally disadvantaged Indian adults. This program provides financial support for the establishment of adult education programs that will enable Indian adults to:

  • acquire adult basic educational skills
  • be provided with sufficient basic education in order to benefit from job training and retraining programs
  • obtain and retain productive employment
  • continue their education to at least the level of completion of adult secondary education

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Tribally enrolled members residing in the AVCP service area

 

Education, Employment and Training – Scholarships

Program Purpose:

To provide supplemental financial assistance to eligible American Indian or Alaska Native student entering college, seeking a degree.

Program Description:

The Higher Education Program provides financial aid to tribally enrolled citizens within the compact service area who are attending, or planning to attend, an accredited college or University.

Higher Education funding is supplemental and Tribal members are expected and encouraged to take advantage of institution sponsored financial aid programs and other scholarship opportunities.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • AVCP Compacted Higher Education/Scholarships Tribal members.
  • Applicants accepted for admission to a nationally accredited institution of higher education which provides a course of study for a degree

Application Process:

Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the financial aid officer of the collegiate institution.

 

Education, Employment and Training – Johnson O’Malley (JOM)

Program Purpose:

To provide supplementary educational opportunities to American Indian (AI) students

Program Description:

  • Serves AI students in the public school system
  • Funds are to be used to provide education-related services, leadership development and cultural activities (including culture day or week, school supplies, attending activities such as NYO events, the Camai Dance Festival, the AVCP Annual Convention, AFN Elders and Youth Conference)

Eligibility Requirements:

AVCP Compacted JOM tribes

 

Education, Employment and Trainin – Job Placement & Training

Program Purpose:

To facilitate self-sufficiency by helping individuals obtain job skills, find and retain employment.

Program Description:

The Job Placement and Training Program provides financial assistance for training and educational opportunities to prepare applicants in securing meaningful employment and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, independent of all need-based financial assistance programs.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Member of a federally recognized tribe in the AVCP service area
  2. Limited or no job history and/or limited job skills)
  3. Economically disadvantaged
  4. Completed an Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Contact Information:

EET/CC Department 907-543-7430