Direct Employment2018-05-01T16:46:28+00:00

DIRECT EMPLOYMENT

DE FORMS & APPLICATIONS

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Kawerak, Inc.
    P.O. Box 948
    Nome, AK 99762

  • 800.450.4341
    907.443.4358
  • 907.443.4485
  • intake@kawerak.org

Direct Employment Assistance

The Kawerak Employment Assistance (DEA) Program provides a one-time grant to eligible tribal members who reside in the Bering Strait-Norton Sound region who are transitioning to new or full-time employment. Direct Employment Assistance provides funds for start-up living expenses and employment-related needs necessary to secure employment and become self-sufficient.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be Alaska Native or American Indian and a member of a federally recognized tribe
  • Must reside in the Bering Strait-Norton Sound region (minimum of one [1] year)
  • Nome Eskimo Community tribal members must apply at their local IRA
  • Must be unemployed for 3 months prior to application submission or underemployed (economically disadvantaged)
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have obtained a regular full-time job, 3 months or longer at 37.5 hours a week
  • Have not received Direct Employment Assistance before
  • Must demonstrate necessity for financial need
  • Must apply for assistance before the 1st paycheck is received
  • Males 18 years of age and older must be registered with Selective Services

Application Process

  1. Complete the Employment and Supportive Services Application
  2. Submit Verification of Tribal Enrollment (see your local IRA)
  3. Submit a copy of your State Birth Certificate
  4. Submit a copy of your Social Security Card
  5. Complete the Supplemental Information Forms
  6. Submit Employment Verification
  7. Submit Landlord Verification
  8. If Male, submit Proof of Selective Service Enrollment (we can assist in verifying this for you)

Intake and Case Management

Once the application is complete, the applicant will meet with the case manager t to review the application, determine services needed, complete an Individual Education or Employment Plan, and participate in a follow-up meeting 90 days after the service was provided.

Direct Employment Assistance

The Kawerak Employment Assistance (DEA) Program provides a one-time grant to eligible tribal members who reside in the Bering Strait-Norton Sound region who are transitioning to new or full-time employment. Direct Employment Assistance provides funds for start-up living expenses and employment-related needs necessary to secure employment and become self-sufficient.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be Alaska Native or American Indian and a member of a federally recognized tribe
  • Must reside in the Bering Strait-Norton Sound region (minimum of one [1] year)
  • Nome Eskimo Community tribal members must apply at their local IRA
  • Must be unemployed for 3 months prior to application submission or underemployed (economically disadvantaged)
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have obtained a regular full-time job, 3 months or longer at 37.5 hours a week
  • Have not received Direct Employment Assistance before
  • Must demonstrate necessity for financial need
  • Must apply for assistance before the 1st paycheck is received
  • Males 18 years of age and older must be registered with Selective Services

Application Process

  1. Complete the Employment and Supportive Services Application
  2. Submit Verification of Tribal Enrollment (see your local IRA)
  3. Submit a copy of your State Birth Certificate
  4. Submit a copy of your Social Security Card
  5. Complete the Supplemental Information Forms
  6. Submit Employment Verification
  7. Submit Landlord Verification
  8. If Male, submit Proof of Selective Service Enrollment (we can assist in verifying this for you)

Intake and Case Management

Once the application is complete, the applicant will meet with the case manager t to review the application, determine services needed, complete an Individual Education or Employment Plan, and participate in a follow-up meeting 90 days after the service was provided.

DE FORMS & APPLICATIONS

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Kawerak, Inc.
    P.O. Box 948
    Nome, AK 99762

  • 800.450.4341
    907.443.4358
  • 907.443.4385
  • intake@kawerak.org