Alaska Community Grant Program applicaiton period open

American Seafoods’ Community Advisory Board is accepting applications for its Alaska Community Grant Program. The deadline to submit is Feb. 12, 2016.

Since its inception in 1997, the American Seafoods CAB has granted over $1,300,000 to organizations and programs in Alaska. The CAB meets three times a year to distribute awards.

The Community Advisory Board will award a total of $38,000 to selected organizations on Feb. 23, 2016. The grants go to community projects addressing issues such as hunger, housing, safety, education, research, natural resources and cultural activities. The majority of grant awards range from $500 to $3,000 per organization.

The American Seafoods CAB evaluates each proposal based on the following criteria: the need in the community, project benefits, the number of people who will benefit from the program and the ability to garner additional funding.

“Our goal is to provide assistance and financial support to organizations that are making a real difference in the communities where we operate,” president of American Seafoods Inge Andreassen said. “The people and organizations we provide assistance to are an important part of our business, and we look forward to continuing the American Seafoods CAB grant program for many years to come.”

At the American Seafoods CAB’s meeting in December 2015, $37,500 was awarded to a variety of Alaskan organizations. Out of the 23 organizations earning grants at that meeting, some examples include: Bristol Bay Food Bank ($5,000), Cordova Family Resource Center ($3,000), Oscarville School ($3,000), Unalaskans Against Family Violence ($2,000), Kodiak Area Mentor Program ($1,000), POW Health Network ($1,000) and KUHB-FM Radio ($1,000).

Contribution request forms are available online at http://americanseafoodscompany.com/about /news, or by contacting Kim Lynch at kim.lynch@americanseafoods.com or 206-256-2659. Completed contribution request forms should be returned to Lynch at American Seafoods using the above email, faxed to 206-448-0202 or postal mail at 2025 1st Ave, Street 900, Seattle, Washington, 98121.

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