Napaimute ARPA Application for COVID-19 Tribal Member Assistance December 2021

Application Due Date: December 20, 2021 (will accept Post Date of 12/20)

Assistance Amount: One-time payment of up to $1,500 supported by completed self-certified Application for COVID-19 emergency Assistance

Eligibility Criteria:
• Napaimute Adult Tribal Members who are 18 years or older
• Completed application demonstrating economic harm resulting from or exacerbated by the Public Health Emergency
• Negative financial impact must have occurred within ARPA eligibility Period March 21, 2021December 21, 2024

Download the Napaimute ARPA Application for COVID-19 Tribal Member Assistance from the link below:

Self-Certification for ARPA Assistance and Tribal Accountability Notification

U.S. Treasury guidance specifically requires that all Tribal entities that implement Cash transfers ensure that cash transfers respond to the negative impact of the pandemic and are reasonably proportional to the negative economic impact they are intended to address. Cash transfers grossly in excess of the amount needed to address the negative economic impact identified by the recipient would not be considered to be a response to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative impacts and would be outside the scope of eligible uses under section *602(c)(1)(A) and 603(c)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act and could be subject to repayment. 

*Sections 602(c)(1)(A), 603(c)(1) of the Act.

Notice of Council Vacancy:

Due to a lack of response, there will be no elections held at the 2021 NVN Annual Meeting on November 13, 2021. Seat B will become vacant.

Following Section 7 of the NVN Election Ordinance: In the event that any elective Tribal Council seat becomes vacant between elections, the Tribal Council President, after first determining if the person consents to serve, shall recommend a person who meets the requirements of a Candidate to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term.  Such person shall assume office upon approval of the appointment by a majority of the members of the Tribal Council.  If a majority of the members do not consent to the appointment, the Tribal Council may choose, by a majority vote, to either direct the President to select another candidate or approve a candidate nominated by a member.

Tribal Members 18 years of age and older that are interested in appointment to this seat must submit their Letters of Interest no later than 5 PM Alaska Standard Time, December 3, 2021.

Letters of Interest can be mailed to:

Native Village of Napaimute, PO Box 1301, Bethel, Alaska 99559

Or emailed to

Position Opening: Kuskokwim Ice Road Foreman

Position:                              Kuskokwim Ice Road Foreman

Salary Range:                     $26 – 30 per hour – DOE

Employment Status:   Seasonal, non-exempt

Hours per Week:         40 hour per week with some overtime required

Description of Duties:

Responsible for annual construction and maintenance of the Kuskokwim River Ice Road, hiring and supervising employees, and general oversight and maintenance of heavy equipment utilized for the ice road.

Job duties include

  • Pre-season maintenance, repair, and upgrade of ice road equipment.
  • Pre-season procurement, inventory, and storage of ice road supplies.
  • Assist Director of Development and Operations (DDO) with ice road planning activities including but not limited to aerial surveys, ground surveys, planning meetings.
  • Work closely with DDO to determine the safest ice road routes
  • Hiring, evaluation, and termination of ice road employees in close consultation with the DDO, in compliance with NVN policy and procedure.
  • Ensure ice road operators are properly trained to operate, maintain and repair ice road equipment.
  • Implementation and oversight of ice road safety program
  • Provide direct supervision of ice road operators during all plowing activities
  • Operate ice road equipment when necessary
  • Procure parts, supplies and fuel for in-season operations following NVN policy and procedures.
  • Provide properly completed support documents for all purchases to DDO AS PURCHASED to insure timely payment to vendors.
  • Maintain individual Project Expense Records.
  • Create and maintain individual equipment maintenance records.
  • Collect time sheets and check for accuracy.
  • Oversight of post season equipment and supply maintenance and storage.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working on the river ice roads.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience operating heavy equipment in general, road grader and plow truck in particular.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in heavy equipment maintenance/repair.
  • Experience supervising employees.
  • Willing to relocate to Bethel for the ice road season – approx. December to April
  • High degree of self-motivation and independency is required.

The Native Village of Napaimute is a drug and alcohol-free work place and applicant must be able to pass a criminal background check

Notice of Intent to Apply: The Native Village of Napaimute is applying for the Indian Community Development Block Grant – American Rescue Plan Act (ICDBG-ARP) / Notice PIH-2021-22

Key strategies of this project include:

•The creation of a Tiny Home kit specifically designed for villages in our region to meet immediate needs related to the prevention and management of COVID 19.

•Expand the kit to include the necessary components and directions to make the Tiny Home an appropriate dwelling for our region: the home will be a high efficiency energy rated home, able to be heated with a small Toyo direct vent heater, with HRV (heat recovery ventilation). The goal is harnessing technological innovation to make small home construction work in a harsh, extreme and unconventional environment in an efficient and cost-effective way.

•Developing the rural economy of the nine villages in the Middle Kuskokwim /Aniak sub-region by supporting a rural workforce in a region with chronic joblessness and improving quality of life for more than 28+ rural communities by supplying a lower cost source of housing kits and providing jobs.

This project will:

  • Provide needed homes for isolation and quarantine to communities with no existing options, which is essential to controlling and stopping the spread of COVID 19.
  • Offer delivery on the Kuskokwim River by both ice road and barge so construction can commence as soon as weather allows
  • Provide a prototype of an affordable, energy-efficient design that can provide much-needed housing

Project Budget: $838,180

For additional information please contact the Napaimute Traditional Council Office: 907.545.2877 /

2021 Native Village of Napaimute Annual Meeting and Notice of Elections

At the regular scheduled September Meeting the Napaimute Traditional Council set the date for the 2021 NVN Annual Meeting and Elections.

This year’s meeting will be held on Saturday, November 13. With the continued rise in COVID cases across the region, the state, and the nation the meeting will be held virtually again.

More details and a draft agenda to follow.

There is one Council Seat open for election in 2021: Seat B – a three year term.

Seat B is currently held by Jayce Rohde.

Tribal Members 18 years of age and older that are interested in running for this seat must submit their Statement of Intent to Run no later than 5 PM Alaska Standard Time, October 23, 2021.

Statements can be mailed to:

Native Village of Napaimute Election Committee, PO Box 1301, Bethel, Alaska 99559

Or emailed to

Thank you.

The Current Napaimute Traditional Council, L-R: Tyler Kelly, Jayce Rohde, Stanley Kelly, Rachelle Rohde, Marcie Sherer


The Native Village of Napaimute is now accepting proposals from qualified entities for the following:

Development of a Cellular Phone Application for the Kuskokwim River Ice Road

The intent of this project is to improve the safety of travelers on the Kuskokwim Ice Road through easily accessible information that includes regularly updated ice thicknesses, current weather, and ice road conditions through the development of an application for cell phones.

The closing date for accepting proposals is November 15, 2021 – 5 PM Alaska Standard Time

For more information please contact:

Mark Leary


Ice Road Crew taking a lunch break around our faithful ice penetrating radar

Donlin Back Haul Project Coming to Napaimute!

2021 Donlin Gold In It For The Long Haul Backhaul Program

What: Recycle Household Electronic Waste

Where: Napaimute

When: August 3, 2021

Acceptable materials:


Computer Monitors

Computer Towers


Cell Phones

Small Appliances (toasters, microwave, coffee maker)

Lead Acid Batteries

Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Anything that takes a plug or battery!

*Please don’t remove batteries from cell phones
NON-acceptable materials:

Large appliances (washers/dryers, refrigerator, freezer, stove, etc.)

Smoke Detectors

Exit signs

Fluorescent light ballasts



Commercial/Business E-Waste

Contact: Bobby Kristovich at 545-2530, Ben Leary at 545-5736 or Mark Leary at 545-2877 for more information

Thank you for your effort to keep our communities clean!