COMMUNITY PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

2019 Artisan Market

The Artisan Market series sponsored by Kawerak Inc are back for 2019! Markets will be held in Nome, and will feature local artists, vendors and craftsman from across the Bering Strait region. The Friday August 2nd Market has been cancelled due to weather.

Artisan Market Schedule:

July 5                July 12                   July 21
August 2          August 9                August 16

Vendor Information

Registration to participate as a vendor is required, but there is no fee to register. Registration Deadline is Friday June 21. You can choose which market dates you would like to be a part of.

Download the Registration Form

Limited travel and lodging scholarships are available so enroll as soon as possible.

Completed forms should be returned to Barb Nickels.

E-mail To:
bnickels@kawerak.org.
Mailed To:
Kawerak Inc, Attn Barb Nickels, Po Box 948 Nome, AK 99762.

Any questions please call Barb at 907-434-1833.

Registered dates will be confirmed and approved by June 28th.

Community Planning & Development

To strengthen and diversify the original economy through training and technical assistance in community planning and business development.

Kawerak’s Community Planning and Development program provides training and technical assistance to Bering Strait communities in small business start-up and expansion, as well as economic development planning and project implementation. This includes developing a community’s capacity to plan, secure funding for, and implement local projects by assisting tribal governments in developing grant proposals and providing grant writing training.

The Community Planning and Development Program promotes sustainable communities by developing their capacity to plan, fund and implement locally identified priority projects. The Program provides funding information and technical assistance on proposals to all communities.

Business Planning Specialist

Provides technical assistance for individuals and tribes looking to start a business, expand a business or assess current operations in the areas of business plan creation, financial projections, available financing, and credit training.

The Business Planning Specialist will work with you on creating a high-impact business plan, locating start-up capital, clearing up your credit, or cash flow projections just to name a few. If you would like to receive assistance, you must complete a Client Questionnaire and submit to the Business Planning Specialist.

Financial Counseling Program
If your poor credit history is preventing you from obtaining the funds you need to start your business, our Business Planning Specialist can work with you one-on-one to analyze your credit and clear it up. To begin the process, you must complete a Credit Check Consent form and submit it to our Business Planning Specialist. Our Business Planning Specialist can also work with you on personal budgeting to help you get your expenses under control by suggesting easy cost cutting solutions.

Tuition Assistance Program
If you have been considering starting a business, but need additional expertise in areas of your business, then you may want to take advantage of our Tuition Assistance Program. For instance, you are not sure how you will handle bookkeeping for your business and have always wanted to learn how to use Quickbooks record keeping software. Our Tuition Assistance Program will pay the cost of tuition and books for you to attend the class. This program reimburses individuals for tuition for one business related course. Click on the TAP Guidelines and TAP Application to get started.

Planning & Development Specialist

Assists Tribes in developing “Local Economic Development Plans”. These plans include prioritized community and business development projects as well as strategies for implementation.

Regional Grants Specialist

Provides technical support & training for Regional Grant writer assistance program & village grant writers.

Economic Development Specialist

Provides coordination and facilitation of the development of the Economic Development Assessment Team (EDAT) priorities and goals of:

  • Increased Native Tourism
  • Walrus Ivory Ban Opposition
  • Arctic Shipping
  • Marine Transportation
  • Community Resilience

EDAT projects are a partnership with the Economic Development Administration, State of Alaska, Federal agencies, tribes, ANCSA Corporations, municipalities and economic development organizations.

2019 Artisan Market

The Artisan Market series sponsored by Kawerak Inc are back for 2019! Markets will be held in Nome, and will feature local artists, vendors and craftsman from across the Bering Strait region. The Friday August 2nd Market has been cancelled due to weather.

Artisan Market Schedule:

July 5                July 12                   July 21
August 2          August 9                August 16

Vendor Information

Registration to participate as a vendor is required, but there is no fee to register. Registration Deadline is Friday June 21. You can choose which market dates you would like to be a part of.

Download the Registration Form

Limited travel and lodging scholarships are available so enroll as soon as possible.

Completed forms should be returned to Barb Nickels.

E-mail To:
bnickels@kawerak.org.
Mailed To:
Kawerak Inc, Attn Barb Nickels, Po Box 948 Nome, AK 99762.

Any questions please call Barb at 907-434-1833.

Registered dates will be confirmed and approved by June 28th.

Community Planning & Development

To strengthen and diversify the original economy through training and technical assistance in community planning and business development.

Kawerak’s Community Planning and Development program provides training and technical assistance to Bering Strait communities in small business start-up and expansion, as well as economic development planning and project implementation. This includes developing a community’s capacity to plan, secure funding for, and implement local projects by assisting tribal governments in developing grant proposals and providing grant writing training.

The Community Planning and Development Program promotes sustainable communities by developing their capacity to plan, fund and implement locally identified priority projects. The Program provides funding information and technical assistance on proposals to all communities.

Business Planning Specialist

Provides technical assistance for individuals and tribes looking to start a business, expand a business or assess current operations in the areas of business plan creation, financial projections, available financing, and credit training.

The Business Planning Specialist will work with you on creating a high-impact business plan, locating start-up capital, clearing up your credit, or cash flow projections just to name a few. If you would like to receive assistance, you must complete a Client Questionnaire and submit to the Business Planning Specialist.

Financial Counseling Program
If your poor credit history is preventing you from obtaining the funds you need to start your business, our Business Planning Specialist can work with you one-on-one to analyze your credit and clear it up. To begin the process, you must complete a Credit Check Consent form and submit it to our Business Planning Specialist. Our Business Planning Specialist can also work with you on personal budgeting to help you get your expenses under control by suggesting easy cost cutting solutions.

Tuition Assistance Program
If you have been considering starting a business, but need additional expertise in areas of your business, then you may want to take advantage of our Tuition Assistance Program. For instance, you are not sure how you will handle bookkeeping for your business and have always wanted to learn how to use Quickbooks record keeping software. Our Tuition Assistance Program will pay the cost of tuition and books for you to attend the class. This program reimburses individuals for tuition for one business related course. Click on the TAP Guidelines and TAP Application to get started.

Planning & Development Specialist

Assists Tribes in developing “Local Economic Development Plans”. These plans include prioritized community and business development projects as well as strategies for implementation.

Regional Grants Specialist

Provides technical support & training for Regional Grant writer assistance program & village grant writers.

Economic Development Specialist

Provides coordination and facilitation of the development of the Economic Development Assessment Team (EDAT) priorities and goals of:

  • Increased Native Tourism
  • Walrus Ivory Ban Opposition
  • Arctic Shipping
  • Marine Transportation
  • Community Resilience

EDAT projects are a partnership with the Economic Development Administration, State of Alaska, Federal agencies, tribes, ANCSA Corporations, municipalities and economic development organizations.