Burial/Cremation Assistance

“Workforce Development provides quality services to Bristol Bay residents, promoting individual and family self-sufficiency through employment and educational opportunities, which sustains cultural values, and reflects economic trends of the Bristol Bay Region.”

Burial/Cremation Assistance

Burial, cremation and funeral costs can be very expensive. There are several agencies that offer burial assistance. Services typically include only the direct services related to the needs of the deceased such as casket, cross, funeral home services, freight/transportation for the deceased to be transported to the community to be buried. Each Organization has their own eligibility requirements. DO NOT ASSUME EXPENSES OR SERVICES WILL BE COVERED. Limits are set for specific services and reimbursement for purchase costs made may not be allowed.

Deceased must be tribally enrolled with a BBNA compacting community; and a resident for at least 30 consecutive days. Excusable absences over the 30 days for educational, medical or military are allowable with proper documentation.

BBNA has complied information for a THINGS TO CONSIDER booklet to help you prepare for someone who is terminally ill or after you have recently lost a family member, friend, or someone close to you. If you would like a copy of this guide, please feel free to print from this link and/or ask your case worker.

BBNA utilizes services with:

Alaska Cook Inlet Funeral Services
Attn: Bob Ferrel
7216 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: (907)337-5003 or Toll-Free: 1-855-337-5003

We strongly encourage you to make contact with them as soon as possible.

For more information, contact the BBNA Workforce Development 477 General Assistance Case Worker at (907)842-2262 or Toll-free 1-888-285-2262.



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