Jan 09 2009
Alaskan Leader Accepting Grant Applications
Friday, 09 January 2009

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            The partners of the Alaskan Leader Fisheries Foundation are once again accepting applications for funding of local, non-profit organizations and other worthy community  projects. KMXT's Erik Wander has more.

 

 

            Linda Kozak is a Kodiak fisheries consultant. She described the funding program.

 

--          (Kozak 1         48 sec              "The partners of Alaskan ...wonderful thing for these fishermen to do.")

 

            Kozak said the foundation provides between 20 and 25-thousand dollars a year in funding. She said they try to spread the money around.

 

--          (Kozak 2         50 sec              "Obviously, they'd like to ...people that the non-profit is going to reach.")

 

            Kozak said the application process is relatively simple.

 

--          (Kozak 3         22 sec              "It's a very short application ... those are taken into consideration.")

 

            Steve Steffensen is an administrator at Kodiak Christian School, a past recipient of the grant and a current applicant. He talked about how the funds have been used in the past.

 

--          (Steffensen 1 35 sec              "We've used those in the past ... a godsend for us, for sure.")

 

            Monte Hawver, director of Brother Francis Shelter, another previous recipient, talked about what the funding means to the shelter.

 

--          (Hawver 1       45 sec              "Well, the Alaska Leaders ... use it as we see best.")

 

The Foundation was created in the year 2000 to help provide support by helping to fund local programs and events that make Kodiak a stronger and more vibrant community. The application deadline for the Alaskan Leader Fisheries Foundation grants is February 16. I'm Erik Wander.

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