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 Coastal Villages has been operating the People Propel® program since 2013. The program was created to help residents of our member communities purchase equipment critical to daily life in a coastal community by providing a subsidy for part of the purchase price. Since its inception, the program has helped people purchase boats, motors, ATVs, snowmachines, Toyo stoves, etc.

Who May Apply for Participation in the People Propel® Program?

Residents of CVRF’s 20 member communities may apply for the People Propel® program. More information can be found about CVRF's residency policy here.     

Verify residency here.

Please contact your nearest CSC for program schedules and details


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Coastal Villages Region Fund People Propel® 2018 Round 9!

Coastal Villages has been operating the People Propel® program since 2013. The program

was created to help residents of our member communities purchase equipment, appliances

and materials critical to daily life in a coastal community. Since its inception, the program

has assisted more than 1,800 people purchase over $17 million worth of boats, motors,

ATVs, snow machines, Toyo stoves, appliances, building materials and small structures,

and there continues to be a high demand for the program.

CVRF’s subsidy budget for the 2018 People Propel® program is $1.5 million. New in 2018,

the program will be conducted in one round, until the budget is reached. The subsidy

budget will be first allocated to each community based on population, and second, if a

community does not utilize its allocated budget, to a general pool available to residents of

any member community.

This program is intended for individuals. CVRF will continue analyzing potential options for

a future entity-focused version of the People Propel® program.

Please Review Key Changes to the 2018 People Propel® Program:

Subsidy: Coastal Villages is offering a 30% “discount” on the dealer sales price.

This “discount” is funded by a subsidy paid for by CVRF, made possible by Coastal’s

Bering Sea fishing operations for pollock, cod, and crab.

Retention of People Propel® Purchases: The People Propel® program is intended

to assist individuals who are residents of Coastal Villages’ member communities in

acquiring equipment critical to daily life that would not otherwise be affordable. As

such, those participating in the program will be asked to sign an agreement stating

that they agree to maintain possession of the equipment purchased through the

program for use within the CVRF region for a minimum of two years. Failure to do

so will require reimbursement of the full amount of the subsidy to Coastal Villages.

Considered Parties Applications: CVRF Board members, in-region staff &

immediate family are ”Considered Parties”. Applications of “Considered Parties” will

be held for a period of 14 days to ensure there is no advantage given to people

affiliated with CVRF. For clarification, call the People Propel® hotline at 1-888-983-

7155 if you need more information or have any questions.

• This publication has examples of qualifying products and vendors. Qualifying products

include but are not limited to: motors, ATVs, snowmachines, building materials, small

structures and conexes, kitchen appliances, renewable energy products, generators,

toyo stoves, etc. Applicants may select either a dealer or vendor from this publication

or another vendor of their choice.

• For inquiries for Round 9 of the People Propel® Program please call the hotline

phone number: 1-888-983-7155.