Invitation to Bid

The Native Village of Napaimute is seeking proposals for the purchase one New Steel or Aluminum Shallow Draft Flat Deck Landing Barge, F.O.B Port of Bethel, or Entrance Buoy to the Kuskokwim River, Alaska – RFP#2022-01. Proposals must be received by the Napaimute Bethel Office at PO Box 1301 Bethel, AK 99559-1301 no later than 5:00 p.m., local time, March 23, 2022. Any proposal received later than the specified time and date will NOT be accepted or considered. No facsimile or telephone proposals will be accepted. Submitted proposals shall contain all information requested and be submitted in the format shown within the solicitation document. Mailed proposals MUST be sealed and clearly identify the name and number of the RFP on the outside of the envelope/package, as well as the Proposer’s name, address, and business affiliation (if applicable). Electronic submissions are acceptable. Proposals may be submitted by email or U.S. mail

Click here for the full Request For Proposals:

AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM

(Administered by Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC)

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a federal program that helps low-income households pay for broadband service and internet connected devises. You may be eligible to receive this benefit if your household income is less than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, if you receive federal assistance, or if you received a lifeline benefit.

The maximum benefit is $75 per household per month if you live on qualifying tribal lands, or $30 per HH per month if you do not live on qualifying lands.

You may also be eligible for a one-time discount of $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (between a $10 – $50 Co-Pay)

(The ACP program replaces and is a continuation of the previous EBB program. The EBB is set to expire March 1,2022 for those currently on the EBB program)

To apply select this link https://acpbenefit.org/
To find out more about this opportunity you may go to the following links:

To see if you qualify go to https://acpbenefit.org/do-i-qualify/
To see Household Eligibility https://acpbenefit.org/do-i-qualify/what-is-a-household/
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) https://www.fcc.gov/affordable-connectivity-program-consumer-faq

You must apply BEFORE March 1, 2022, to avoid uninterrupted service (for previous EBB enrollees)

To download the flyer select download below:

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.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/05/17/2021-10283/coronavirus-state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-funds

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 napaimute@gci.net

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 / napaimute@gci.net

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 napaimute@gci.net

Thank you.

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