“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.”
General Assistance (GA) provides financial assistance to individuals with little to no income.
Families who have exhausted TANF benefits may be considered for GA.
GA funds may only be used to meet the essential needs such as food, shelter and utilities.
Monthly receipts are collected to ensure proper use of funds.
GA clients are required to seek employment. If employment is unavailable in their community, work service and volunteering is required.
BBNA WFD Case Workers work closely with GA clients through comprehensive case management to assist with finding, developing, and preparing clients for gainful employment through educational and employment opportunities. GA clients create and review Individual Self-Sufficiency Plan (ISP) every 3 months.
BBNA WFD utilizes Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS) which is made possible through a partnership between the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) and the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD).
BBNA WFD Clients may go to: https://acpe.alaska.gov/PLANNING/Education_Planning/AKCIS
Click on “Create My Portfolio”
Using AKCIS, clients can customize a portfolio; find colleges, trainings and occupations that match their interests; create a resume; save documents; and much more; share their portfolio with their case workers to show progress towards their self-sufficiency.
For more information; contact the BBNA Workforce Development 477 General Assistance Case Worker at 842-2262 or Toll-free 1-888-285-2262.