CEDS Solicitation Regional Entities are invited to submit projects for regional support in the 2022 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). This is a new CEDS cycle for 2022-2026, which means all project listed in the 2017-2021 CEDS will not be carried over unless entities emailing me asking to include their current projects. New projects orContinue reading “The 2022-2026 CEDS is Looking to Support New Projects”
BBNA Angel tree is a program that provides a Christmas gift for a child that may not receive one. In order to ensure all children are provided a gift for Christmas BBNA has collaborated with the Toys for Tots program. Angel Tree Program is available to all children within the 31 villages that BBNA serves.Continue reading “Angel Tree Program”
The funeral service for Ralph Andersen will be held Friday, October 29th at 11am, in the 7th Day Adventist Church. A family feast will follow at 3pm following burial at the Evergreen Cemetery near the airport. Precautions are being taken to protect everyone from COVID. To ensure there is space for social distancing and plenty of roomContinue reading “Funeral service for Ralph Andersen”
Presentation by finalist for Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program Bristol Bay agent. Alaska Sea Grant is recruiting a Marine Advisory Program agent for the Bristol Bay Region. As part of the selection process, the finalist candidates will give a public presentation detailing their vision and qualifications for this role. Members of Sea Grant, UAFContinue reading “Presentation by Sea Grant MAP Agent candidates”
Our regions planning document the CEDS needs your help looking at our regions Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats through a SWOT Analysis Survey of our local industries. To take the survey click here or on the photo below. This will be open until November 30, 2021 and the drawing will happen December 1, 2021. Quyana for your participation. Kristina AndrewEconomicContinue reading “CEDS: SWOT Survey”
You are invited to attend the Bristol Bay Reentry/Recovery Webinar. October 11th – 14th Hosted by Bristol Bay Native Association Reentry Program and the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation Opioid Prevention Program. This Webinar aims to talk about Historical and Intergenerational Trauma, Fidelity Bonding Variances, and Work Opportunity Tax Credits, Talking Circles, Recovery Stories and much more. ToContinue reading “Bristol Bay Reentry/Recovery Webinar October 11th – 14th”
PUBLIC NOTICEP.L. 102477 3 YEAR PLAN June 30, 2021 BBNA Workforce Development is accepting written public comment and will hold a Public Hearing on August 16, 2021 on the following plans for Fiscal Years 2022 to 2024 for the following programs:BBNA Public Law 102-477 Employment & Training Related ServicesBBNA Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)BBNAContinue reading “PUBLIC NOTICE -Public Hearing August 16, 2021 2:00 PM”
July is one of our warmer months during the summer…In case of all Wildlands Fire Emergencies, or if you see smoke:FIRST contact Local Enforcement: VPSO / STATE TROOPERS/And/Or 911 to report a fire. You can also call Statewide wildland fire reporting at 1-800-237-3633and BBNA/ LMS Director/Realty Officer and/or his or her designee1-800-478-5257 or 907-842-5257. ForContinue reading “Wildlands Fire Emergencies”
DES Kindergarten Enrollment packets are available at the front desk in the FRC building for anyone who has a child going to Kindergarten. Please take as many as your family needs. They can be returned to the FRC front desk before May 18^th^ and Ms. Hannah will drop them off at DES on their KindergartenContinue reading “DES Kindergarten Enrollment packets”
This application period starts May 12, 2021. It’s COVID funding until it runs out. More infomation can be found here: https://getemergencybroadband.org/help/resources/ Download the flyer here. There is a webinar May 4, 2021 that may explain more. Go to the website to learn more: https://www.usac.org/about/emergency-broadband-benefit-program/webinars-and-trainings/
Regional leaders and State of Alaska Public Health leaders for weekly discussions on COVID-19 topics in Bristol Bay. The Public Broadcasts were held every Tuesday at 2 pm starting April 13, 2021 to May 18, 2021 using GotoWebinar. The following Radio Stations will air the Broadcast Live: KDLG 670 AM, KAKN 100.9 FM & KAKD 104.9 FM.Continue reading “Regional COVID-19 Public Broadcasts April & May”
APRIL 27-29th, 9am-12pm daily We are excited to announce that the agenda for the Tribal Resources and Compliance summit has been announced, with a great line-up of community leaders and experts in the field. This free summit will inform you of the latest resources available for tribes included in the latest COVID-19 response, and how toContinue reading “COVID-19 Tribal Resources & Compliance Summit”
BBNA is collaborating with the Curyung Tribal Council and Alaska’s MMIP work group to provide a Virtual AK-MMIP Bristol Bay Tribal Listening-Consultation Session with BBNA Village Council Representatives, Tribal Leaders, and First Responders. For more information please see the attached flyer.
The FEMA Region 10 Individual and Community Preparedness (ICP) team recently started distributing a newsletter highlighting local, regional, and national preparedness opportunities. Subscribe to receive their updates. Latest newsletter below. Join the ICP team on April 22 for “Penny Pincher’s Tips to Financial Preparedness”. Details are provided in the attached flyer here. All are welcome.
Hi everyone, Please click here for the summary of actions from ADF&G Board of Fisheries. The call for Board of Fish proposals has now been changed to April 11, 2022! The dates for our Finfish meetings are as follows: Bristol Bay Finfish – Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2022 – Anchorage/5 days Alaska Peninsula, Aleutian Islands, Chignik Finfish – February 17-22, 2023Continue reading “Update: Board of Fisheries Schedule Changes NEW DEADLINE”
Alaska Vaccine UpdateMarch 3, 2021 More people are now eligible to be vaccinatedAs of today, March 3, more people now meet criteria to be vaccinated. Vaccine supply remains limited, meaning we are not able to vaccinate everyone at this time. More appointments will be added as they are available, with many being added on Thursday.Continue reading “Alaska COVID-19 Vaccine Update – March 3, 2021”
The Natural Resources will be hosting a teleconference next Thursday, March 4th at 10:00 am to connect with tribes and residents to talk about subsistence and any environmental concerns. Since we are not able to travel and connect with the people of Bristol Bay, we wanted to bring everyone together and host a teleconference. We will haveContinue reading “March 4, 2021 BBNA Natural Resources Tribal Teleconference”
The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) is accepting proposals through May 24, 2021 to change Federal regulations for the subsistence harvest of wildlife on Federal public lands for the July 1, 2022–June 30, 2024 regulatory years. The Board will consider proposals to change Federal subsistence hunting and trapping seasons, harvest limits, methods of harvest, and customary and traditionalContinue reading “Federal Subsistence Board Call for Wildlife Proposals”
The Bristol Bay Native Association (BBNA) is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for Bristol Bay Tribal Members who are planning or currently enrolled in a natural resource field. This grant is currently funded through the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Subsistence Grant. Deadline: June 30, 2021, 4:30 p.m. AKST Award: $2,000.00 Purpose: The BBNA NaturalContinue reading “BBNA Natural Resources Scholarship 2021”
Increased Prevalence of Bacteria, Brucella, Found in Mulchatna Caribou(Dillingham) – Caribou and reindeer, especially in northern Alaska, are known to be infected with a bacteria, Brucella suis biovar 4, that causes a disease known as rangiferine brucellosis. Thesebacteria are mainly spread amongst caribou from contact with birthing fluids during calving.Exposure to contaminated parts such asContinue reading “Mulchatna caribou”
From the State of Alaska: Alaska Fuel Price Report: Current Community Conditions andhow you can access heating fuel and gasoline prices from the State of Alaska’s CommunityDatabase Online. Since 2005, the Division of Community and Regional Affairs (DCRA) has conducted over 30surveys to obtain heating fuel and gasoline prices from 100 selected communities around thestate.Continue reading “Alaska Fuel Price Report: Current Community Conditions”
Winter Moose Hunts Open in Game Management Unit 17A – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Togiak National Wildlife Refuge are announcing the opening of a 31-day winter moose hunting season in Game Management Unit 17A. The hunt will begin on Friday, January 8, 2021 and continue through FebruaryContinue reading “Winter Moose Hunt for GMU 17A opens 1/8/21”
December 22, 2020RE: Togiak on Lockdown To Whom It May Concern:By Order of the Traditional Council of TogiakDue to the positive case of COVID-19 within Togiak, the Traditional Council of Togiak has placed Togiak on LOCK DOWN for the next two weeks. December 22, 2020 through January 5, 2021.No non-essential travel is to be permittedContinue reading “City of Togiak Lockdown 12-22 through 1-5”
Please join Regional leaders and State of Alaska Public Health leaders for weekly discussions on COVID-19 topics in Bristol Bay. The Public Broadcast were held every Tuesday at 2 pm starting December 15, 2020 to January 5, 2021 using GotoWebinar. The following Radio Stations aired the Broadcast Live: KDLG 670 AM, KAKN 100.9 FM & KAKD 104.9 FM.Continue reading “Regional COVID19 Public Broadcasts December 2020 & January 2021”
Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management (ATCEM) will be held virtually this year. The event takes place from December 14-18th, 2020. To register and for more information please follow this link for ATCEM’s homepage: http://www.atcemak.com/ The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), and Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) are hostingContinue reading “Upcoming IGAP Trainings in December”
Bristol Bay Native AssociationChild Development Department1500 Kanakanak RoadP.O. Box 310Dillingham, Alaska 99576 The Bristol Bay Native Association Child Development Department is now accepting sealed bids for two 2004 20 seat micro bird school busses, one is located in Dillingham and the other in Togiak. Vehicle information is listed below. The minimum bid for each busContinue reading “Sealed Bid proposal school busses”
BBNA’s Family Wellness Division Poster Contest will bring awareness and education to prevent Domestics Violence in Bristol Bay. Contest will begin October 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020. Contact Family Wellness Division staff: Barbara Nunn or Desi Bond at 907-842- 4139 or toll free 1-800-478-4139. Click here to learn more about the contest.
Applications are Due December 14, 2020, this is NOT a first come first serve-all applications will be reviewed. Eligibility Information and Quick tips for applicants—Review all attachments for detailed instructions: The USDA Seafood Trade Relief Program is available to Permit Holders Only. 2016, 2017, and 2018 taxes must have been filed to qualify. Complete theContinue reading “USDA Seafood Trade Relief Program Information”
The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) on Monday announced it is seeking applications for Renewable Energy Fund (REF) grants to help Alaskans reduce the cost of energy through the development of renewable energy projects. To learn more about REF and to apply for a Round 13 grant, visit Renewable Energy Fund (REF) Grants, then click onContinue reading “The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) seeking applications”
The Alaska Federation of Natives is hiring individuals to assist with 2020 U.S. Census awareness. The person will be paid $375 for doing the following (4) tasks: Share a post on Facebook; Print and hang posters in the village (e.g., store, school, post office, city hall); Attend a meeting (e.g., City Council, Tribal Council, School Board,Continue reading “AFN Census Outreach”
See the FCC Announcement for more information. FCC Summary: This window is a unique opportunity for Tribes in rural areas to directly access unassigned spectrum over their Tribal lands, subject to buildout requirements. The 2.5 GHz band is suitable for both mobile coverage and fixed point-to-point uses, and is currently used to provide broadband serviceContinue reading “2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Window”
The Economic Development Program is now seeking new projects for the 2020 CEDS Update. Please review the below documents for more details on how to submit a project. All new submissions must be in by 4:30pm January 17, 2020. If you have questions please contact Kristina Andrew. Documents: 5 Parts of the Bristol Bay CEDSContinue reading “Now Accepting new CEDS Projects for the 2020 Update”
Click here to read the 2014 BBNA’s Forest and Fire Management Plan for Native Allotments For more information about the BBNA Forestry Program Contact Frank Woods,Forestry Program Manager at the main office at BBNA at 907-842-5257.