Administration

It is the Association’s strong dedication to communicate effectively and have a positive relationship with the Tribal Governments and Corporations as well as other non-Native entities on issues of importance to the people residing in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands Region.

APIA’s Administration Department is responsible for overseeing the planning, administration, and implementation of programs and grants with precision in accounting, budgeting and reporting. This department is also responsible for implementing policies adopted by the Board of Directors and accurately and fully inform the Board Members of the status of all activities. This department develops goals, both long range and short range, that will enhance the Association’s operations, the Aleut culture, and the financial situation of the Association.

Organization

The Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc. was incorporated in 1974 as an Alaskan Not For Profit Corporation to advance the overall economic, health, social and cultural development of the people within the Aleutian and Pribilof Regions in the State of Alaska. APIA’s programs include, but are not limited to the operation of health clinics, alcohol counseling centers, public safety,environmental, elderly, nutrition, education, social and welfare services, child protection, rehabilitation and cultural programs. Operations are financed primarily by compacts, grants and contracts from various governmental agencies.

Basis of Accounting

APIA maintains its accounts in accordance with the principles of fund accounting. Each fund is an independent fiscal and accounting entity with a self-balancing set of accounts, recording revenues, expenses, assets, liabilities, and change in net assets. A fund is established for grants, contracts and compacts received from various federal, state and other agencies. These funds are segregated for the purpose of carrying on specific programs or attaining certain objectives in accordance with the stated purpose of each fund. The accrual method of accounting is used by each fund.