“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.”
Higher Education provides information and financial assistance to full-time and part-time post-secondary students interested in a two-year Associate of Arts (AA)/Associate of Science (AS)/Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, or a four-year Bachelor of Arts (BA)/Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at an accredited institution.
Eligibility requirements include proof of tribal affiliation with a BBNA compacting tribe who is at least ¼ degree Indian, Eskimo or Aleut blood descendant of a member of a tribe who has an authorizing resolution to BBNA; High School diploma or GED; enrollment in an Accredited Institution for an academic program leading to a degree; and proof of financial need.
Deadlines to apply are the same each year: Applications must be received by the deadline, not postmarked by the deadline. Faxed and emailed applications may be accepted but it is the student’s responsibility to ensure faxes and emails are received.
Fall funding deadline is the Last Friday in July.
Spring funding deadline is the First Friday in January.
- Most Recent Transcripts – Unofficial transcripts are accepted.
- Copy of Full Student Aid Report (SAR) – If you still need to apply for FAFSA go to https://fafsa.ed.gov/
- Financial Aid Budget Need Sheet – Must be completed by Student and a Financial Aid Officer
For more information; contact the BBNA Workforce Development Higher Education Case Worker at (907) 842-2262 or Toll-free 1-888-285-2262.
Download the BBNA WFD Application and Higher Education Addendum.
Adult Vocational Training
The Adult Vocational Training Program provides information and financial assistance to clients interested in earning a certificate from a vocational training or a trade school program. The purpose of the Adult Vocational Training Program is to assist clients to acquire the job skills necessary for full time satisfactory employment.
Eligibility requirements include proof of tribal affiliation with a BBNA compacting tribe who is at least ¼ degree Indian, Eskimo or Aleut blood descendant of a member of a tribe who has an authorizing resolution to BBNA; current resident for at least 30 consecutive days prior to applying for services of a Bristol Bay community that has an authorizing resolution to BBNA; enrollment in an trade school program; and proof of financial need.
Complete applications must be submitted at least 30 days before training begins
For more information; contact the BBNA Workforce Development Adult Vocational Training Case Worker at (907) 842-2262 or Toll-free 1-888-285-2262.
BBNA Workforce Development travels to Bristol Bay communities throughout the year to conduct presentations to high school students and provide information about WFD’s program services. Sometimes due to weather or other conflicting schedules we can’t make it to these communities. We have a new GlobalMeet service that we utilize so we can still present our program information through web technology.
BBNA WFD Staff also are available to meet with community members seeking other various WFD program services. Internal and external referrals are made.
Please contact the BBNA Workforce Development Case Worker to setup an appointment.
BBNA Workforce Development travels twice a year to the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). The annual campus visits are conducted each year to promote scholarship, internship, and employment opportunities for our Bristol Bay students. We meet with our currently funded students and seek out new potential students.
During these visits we provide information about Workforce program services, upcoming deadlines, and other scholarship resources. As a special treat, we bring traditional foods from home.
Photo Description: All food pictured are traditional foods donated by BBNA staff for annual campus visits and outreach events.
For more information about the Higher Education or Adult Vocational Training program services, contact the BBNA Workforce Development office at (907) 842-2262, Toll-free 1-888-285-2262, or Fax (907) 842-3498.