The Vocational Fund for Alaska’s Future Accepting Applications [Due October 19th] - P.O.W. Report

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Vocational Fund for Alaska’s Future Accepting Applications [Due October 19th]

The Vocational Fund for Alaska’s Future (VFAF) grant program seeks applications from eligible organizations for projects that sharpen vocational skills and contribute to the competitiveness of Alaska’s natural resource development and the overall economy. Proposed projects should be focused on building skills of relevance for Alaskans of all ages in areas such as electrical work, plumbing, carpentry, welding, mining, engineering, geology, and other related disciplines. Projects that build career awareness, employability skills, and promote cross-sector skill acquisition will be especially competitive.

Proposed projects should focus on efforts to build a highly-qualified and highly-skilled workforce in Alaska’s natural resource development industries — with a preference for the oil, gas and mining industries. Preference will be given to projects that benefit rural Alaska or programs that reach rural communities in Alaska.

Typical grant amounts range from $10,000-$50,000. [Source]

This unfortunately, doesn't look like it's for individual applicants however a worthy endeavor if you have a non-profit or a city or a school:

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) nonprofit or equivalent organizations located in the state of Alaska. Equivalent organizations may include tribes, schools, churches, local government agencies and programs.

Ineligible applicants include individuals; for profit, 501(c)(4) or (c)(6) organizations, non-Alaska based organizations; and state or federal government agencies.

Applications for new and continuing programs will be accepted. Strong applications should include measures of success and demonstrate how funding will directly impact Alaska’s workforce. Applications that demonstrate collaboration with other non-profits will be stronger and are encouraged. If you are applying for funding for an already existing program, demonstrate how the program has received funding in the past as well as how the program will be funded in the future. Projects involving training should demonstrate metrics on how many students have/will be trained upon completion of the project.

Applicants are eligible to receive funding for the same project for multiple years (maximum of 3 years) but must have completed the prior year’s project and have a final report submitted before applying for the next year of funding.

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