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Calling Native Crafters and Subsistence Providers

AANG Program

Aleuts Achieving, Nurturing and Growing

Calling all Native Crafters and Subsistence Providers:
We are taking applications for the AANG Program


Photo Credit: Haliehana Stepetin

Are you or someone you know an Unangax̂ who enjoys Native Crafting or being a Subsistence Provider?

Do you experience a medical and/or mental health condition that creates a barrier to your self-employment?

Your self-employment plan with the AANG program can be tailored to you.

Eligible individuals will develop a self-employment plan with us and can then receive supports such as:

  • Tools and Supplies
  • Crafting Materials
  • Subsistence Supplies
  • Computers and Internet
  • Work Clothing
  • Gas for Transportation
  • Small Business Training
  • Business Licensing Assistance


All Alaska Native/American Indians residing in Akutan, Atka, False Pass, King Cove, Nelson Lagoon, Nikolski, St. George, St. Paul, Sand Point, and Unalaska may be eligible.

Living in Anchorage?

Tribal members of Agdaagux, Akutan, Atka, Belkofski, False Pass, Nelson Lagoon, Nikolski, Pauloff Harbor, Qawalangin, Qagan Tayagungin, St. George, St. Paul, and Unga may also be eligible.


For an application, visit https://www.apiai.org/etr-current-application/ or contact Cheyanne Smallwood at CheyanneS@apiai.org | 907-222-9749


Employment, Training and Related Services Division

Aleuts Achieving, Nurturing and Growing (AANG)

Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Program (TVR)


DFCD Service List

Click here for a list of services housed in the Department of Family and Community Development. Included in this list:

  • Page 1: Does APIA provide this service to your Tribe? Matrix
  • Page 2: Does APIA provide this service in your Community? Matrix
  • Pages 3-5: Service descriptions