Check Your Eligibility for New Rent Relief (via AHFC not NVN) AVCP RHA!

– – Note: This program not administered by Napaimute. Must go through AHFC in conjunction with AVCP RHA

(follow instructions below)  The application period closes to new applications at 11:59 pm Alaska time on March 5, 2021


Are you an Alaskan renter struggling to pay rent or utilities? Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) will administer up to $200 million in federal funds to eligible Alaskan renters through Alaska Housing Rent Relief. This new program provides up to 12 months of rent and/or utility relief to eligible Alaskans.

Check Your Eligibility – through AHFC (Alaska Housing Finance Corporation)

  • For direct assistance, call or text “relief” to (833) 440-0420 toll free.

The application period opens on February 16th and you can check your eligibility today. Complete the short questionnaire linked below and if you meet the criteria, you will be invited to pre-register for the application period when it opens for qualifying Alaskans. Even if you’ve received rent relief from AHFC in the past, you can apply for this new program! Click the Link below to check your eligibility & pre-register:

What Happens If You’re Eligible & Pre-Registered

After submitting your application, we encourage you to sign up to receive announcements about the program, and to share information about Alaska Housing Rent Relief with others! 

For More Information

Three forms of COVID-19 and CDC Assistance Remain!

Time running out to apply for COVID-19 Assistance! Three main programs below (Deadline 12/29 – 12/31 actual):

MAIN Application for Assistance: http://napaimute.org/2020/11/13/napaimute-application-for-covid-19-emergency-assistance-now-available-here/

Application for Energy Assistance: http://napaimute.org/2020/11/17/2020-native-village-of-napaimute-covid-energy-assistance-program/

Application for COVID-19 Test Reimbursement: see Napaimute Application COVID-19 CDC Test Reimbursement 2020 below:

Napaimute Application COVID-19 CDC Test Reimbursement 2020 

Please have applications turned in to skellynapaimuteent@gmail.com by 12/29 (in order to process by 12/31)!

Job Announcement Napaimute Brownfields Coordinator Position, Closes 12/18/2020

JOB TITLE:               Brownfields Coordinator

APPOINTMENT:       Permanent Part-Time, minimum of 30 hrs./wk.

PAY RANGE:            $20.00 – 25.00/hr., (DOE)

LOCATION:              Aniak Alaska, or telework arrangement


The Native Village of Napaimute Environmental Department is seeking a Brownfields Program Coordinator. The Coordinator will lead the Tribal Brownfields Response Program in accordance with the EPA approved Work Plan.


Communicate with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Alaska State DEC (ADEC) regarding the implementation of the Tribe’s Brownfields grant; develop workplans, budgets and maintain all program records. Produce e-newsletter, social media posts, reports, and pamphlets related to Brownfields activities.

Work with other Tribal Organizations that receive EPA Brownfields funds to coordinate and collaborate on site inventory and potential remediation activities. Develop and maintain a Regional public database of potential Brownfield sites, plan and conduct site investigations with cooperating organizations.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Physical – Ability to; sit, stand or walk for long periods of time, capable of lifting a minimum of 30 pounds, spend upwards of 1-3 hours traveling in small aircraft, boats, or on a snow machine, speak and present to a diverse group of people in formal settings.

Education – A HS diploma (or equivalent), and 1 year of post-HS education at an accredited university, trade school, or enrollment in a technical trade program. Closely related work experience may be substituted for the post-HS education requirements.

Experience – One year of experience in project planning, oversight, management, or public administration.

Driver’s License –  A valid State of Alaska driver’s license, or ability to obtain one.


This position will have access to confidential information.

This position does not have access to, and will not handle Napaimute Tribe funds.

The candidate must pass a background check, with a finding of no felony convictions.

Hiring priority will be afforded to Napaimute Tribal Members.

For detailed information about the position visit our website at: http://napaimute.org/category/job-openings/

How to Apply:  Send a cover letter and resume to Dan Gillikin, Environmental Director

Email: dangillikin@gmail.com, Fax: 1-855-270-2002, or mail PO Box 352 Aniak, AK 99557.


Announcement: NVN Brownfield Coordinator announcement_2021

Detailed Position Description: NVN Brownfield Coordinator PD_2021

2020 Native Village of Napaimute COVID Energy Assistance Program

Note: Assistance is 1 time per household.  NVN Energy Assistance Postcard 11-13-20

The Native Village of Napaimute
P.O. Box 1301
Bethel, Alaska 99559
2020 Native Village of Napaimute COVID Energy Assistance Program
The Napaimute Traditional Council would like to offer Napaimute Tribal Members & qualifying employees a one-time assistance for Energy needs from CARES Act Funding (US Treasury). Recipients must choose (1) of the options below:
Firewood (Bags or Bundle) – deliveries to Bethel, Kalskag, or Aniak:
• 2 x bags of firewood ……or
• 1 Bundle of logs (to be cut by recipient)
Payment to Utility Company for Heating Oil, Natural Gas: – up to $600 (paid directly to Utility, credited to customer account).
• Provide Name of Utility Company/Organization
• Customer Account Number _____ _____ _____ _____.
Contact Stan Kelly: skellynapaimuteent@gmail.com 

Napaimute Application for COVID-19 Emergency Assistance – Now Available Here!

The Napaimute Traditional Council has approved the Napaimute Application for COVID-19 Emergency Assistance. Download the application to complete.

EFFECTIVE:  September 22, 2020

ELIGIBILITY PERIOD:   March 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 Napaimute Application for COVID-19 Emergency Assistance 2020 FINAL

APPLICATION:  One application per household

NEED FOR ASSISTANCE DOCUMENTATION IS REQUIRED (see application for more details)

All households are required to complete the Assistance Documentation Form for assistance and are required to provide applicable support to demonstrate the impact by COVID-19.


On April 24, 2019, the Economic Development Administration (EDA), awarded the Napaimute a $ Economic Adjustment Assistance grant to purchase a Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM). Christened by the village as the Nukalpiaq, a word that means “good provider,” the 75-foot LCM, also know as a Mike Boat, now enables the village to safely and efficiently deliver its product to customers. The village put the Nukalpiaq, which is equipped with a hydraulic telescoping deck crane to load and unload cargo, into service earlier this year. The boat has been busy ever since.



Donlin Mine Information

I have consolidated all Napaimute’s post related to the Donlin Mine project under this new tab “Donlin Mine”. This is so that folks can more easily locate the post we have put up over the years.

The following link to the Department of Natural Resources contains links to all of the analysis, decision memos, and permits that have been issued to date.


The table below summarizes the Donlin Mine permitting status. The public comment period for the Pipeline Right of Way is open until November 9, 2020. The notice is attached below.

Public Notice

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