Native Beneficiaries of the Kodiak Area Native Association are invited to provide public comment on planning for Public Law 102-477 (477).
(Program period: Oct 1, 2017 through Sept 30, 2020.)
A Public Comment meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 6:00 PM at KANA’s Near Island offices,194 Alimaq Drive.
Our goal is to integrate employment, training, and related services within KANA, as well as any and all that may become available to us in the future that contribute to individual and family stability and self-sufficiency. This may include, but not be limited to, services involving early childhood and family intervention and education, subsistence activities, food harvest, preservation and agricultural education, and those services that can reasonably expect to decrease barriers to stability and self-sufficiency for individuals and families. By utilizing a cradle through adulthood approach to services, KANA 477 can most effectively combat the poverty in our area and elevate the quality of life of the people we serve. This approach will improve the effectiveness and the efficiency of our services by decreasing silos and cold handoff referrals, while at the same time reducing joblessness within the Region. KANA seek to enhance our tribally determined goals of promoting self-determination through self-sufficiency, strong tribal government, and a sound economic base. Tribal needs will be assessed through consultation with participating tribal governments.
The KANA ETSS Department P.L. 102-477 programs serve participating tribes with a variety of services depending on authorizing resolutions. Some tribes manage their own Education, Job Placement & Training, or Johnson O’Malley Programs while others provide KANA with resolutions to provide these services. While some programs may have separate management entities, the overall goal of KANA’s ETSS Department is to integrate the services to encourage and promote self-sufficiency. Currently, KANA administers and delivers services from the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF), Native Employment Works (NEW), and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult Comprehensive and Supplemental Youth for Alaska Natives and American Indians in the Koniag region as well as Job Placement and Training (JPT), Higher Education Scholarships
Comment forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, dropped off at KANA’s Community Services offices on Near Island, faxed to 486-4829, or mailed to 3449 Rezanof Drive East, Kodiak, Alaska 99615.