ANCHORAGE, AK – Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) hired a record number of youth this summer through the Youth-To-Work (YTW) program. 489 youth, between the ages of 14-19, are gaining real work experience while earning a much-needed paycheck.
ANCHORAGE, AK – Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) conducted Marine Safety training sessions in Napaskiak, Quinhagak Goodnews Bay, Chevak and Hooper Bay from May 5-7.
Equipped with two sets of Marine Safety training equipment, the CVRF Community Service Representatives (CSR) kicked off the week together in Napaskiak and then split out to cover two villages each. George Hooper, CVRF Community Service Manager, accompanied the team traveling to Chevak and Hooper Bay. Herschel Sundown and Esther Fox traveled to Quinhagak and Goodnews Bay.
ANCHORAGE, AK – Coastal Villages Region Fund’s (CVRF) People Propel™ Program was launched in 2013 and has helped hundreds of people acquire newer, safer, and more efficient boats, motors, and other gear. Back by popular demand, the application period for Round 2 of the program closed in January of this year and approved applicants are preparing to take delivery of their ordered equipment.
ANCHORAGE, AK – Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) recently promoted its on-call Community Service Representatives (CSR) to part-time employees, guaranteeing at least 20 hours of work a week. These part-time positions are adding at least $415,000 in salaries in CVRF’s member villages each year.
CVRF now has 22 full-time and 23 part-time CSRs supervised by four Community Service Managers (CSM) to provide direct services and represent CVRF locally. The CSRs also provide administrative support for the 17 full-time Mechanic/Welders (M/W) and the two Regional M/W Supervisors.
ANCHORAGE, AK – Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) is empowered by more than 4,700 registered voters out of a population of 9,353 in our 20 member communities. Within the past few months, CVRF Community Service Representatives (CSRs) have helped to register more than 400 new voters.
ANCHORAGE, AK – This year the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) cut the total allowable catch limits of halibut for the United States and Canada by 11.2% overall. However, Coastal Villages Region Fund’s (CVRF) halibut quota for 9,437 residents was cut by a stunning 48.9% from 210,248 pounds to 107,384 pounds.
See attached table for the 2014 CDQ Halibut Quota by Group
ANCHORAGE, AK – Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) has approved Spring 2014 scholarship awards totaling $187,266 to 72 CVRF resident recipients. Of the 72 recipients, 63 are attending universities and 9 are attending vocational programs.
Coastal Villages’ Louis Bunyan Memorial Scholarship Program has been in existence for more than 20 years and has provided millions of dollars to hundreds of CVRF community residents. The upcoming Fall 2014 scholarship deadline for applications will be June 2 and CVRF plans to provide up to $500,000 in scholarships this year.
ANCHORAGE, AK – Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) recently launched the second round of the People Propel™ Program, created in 2012 to assist the residents of CVRF’s 20 communities to purchase safer, more fuel efficient and environmentally cleaner outboards and boats at about 60% of what they would normally pay. The People Propel™ Program will also assist CVRF residents in buying new fishing nets and commercial fishing permits.
ANCHORAGE, AK – Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) authorized a pool of $1 million for 2013 to be divided up between in-region herring, halibut and salmon commercial fisher bonuses, contract-complete processing plant and tender crew bonuses, and heating oil for families in need in our 20 CVRF member communities.
CVRF Improves Community Service Delivery