IN THE NEWS

11/4/2015
ANCHORAGE, AK – Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) has completed its fourth round of the People Propel® program. The program has made it possible for hundreds of residents in western Alaska to purchase new outboard motors, boats, snow machines, all-terrain vehicles, fishing nets, and commercial fishing permits since its launch in 2013. [read more]
10/22/2015
ANCHORAGE, AK – On October 13 and 14, Coastal Villages Region Fund’s Board of Directors and staff gathered at the company’s headquarters in Anchorage to conduct its quarterly board meeting. At the meeting, which was open to the public, the CVRF Board conducted official business, which included the approval of $1.5 million in additional program spending. The funding will go toward CVRF’s Community Designated Fund program. [read more]
10/9/2015
ANCHORAGE, AK – Coastal Villages Region Fund recently held an employee training for 14 part-time Community Service Representatives (CSRs). The training was conducted by managers from the region on September 23 in Bethel. CVRF has also arranged a routine employee training for their regional Mechanic/Welders in Scammon Bay on Monday, October 12. [read more]
8/11/2015
ANCHORAGE, AK – Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) has awarded $205,900 in Louis Bunyan Memorial Scholarship (LBMS) to 69 Western Alaska youth for the 2015 fall semester. This is on top of the $157,648 awarded to 56 students for the 2015 spring semester. CVRF’s LBMS program began in 1993 and has since provided millions of dollars in scholarships to CVRF community residents. [read more]
8/4/2015
On July 23 and 24, residents of the community of Kwigillingok welcomed the Board of Directors and members of the staff of Coastal Villages Region Fund (“CVRF”) to their rural village for the company’s quarterly board meeting. [read more]
7/27/2015
ANCHORAGE, AK – Residents of the village of Napaskiak will not have to worry about using increasingly expensive water and sewer service this year, thanks to a long-standing program underwritten by Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF), a Community Development Quota (CDQ) company responsible for creating economic development opportunities for residents of 20 western Alaska villages. CVRF created the Community Designated Fund Program (previously known as the CDQ Project Fund) in 2006 to enable its member communities to identify, prioritize and address problems specific to their residents. [read more]
7/22/2015
ANCHORAGE, AK – On July 1, 2015, Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF), a Community Development Quota (CDQ) company responsible for creating economic development opportunities for residents of 20 western Alaska villages and also one of Alaska’s largest seafood companies, was honored to host executives from Maruha Nichiro, the largest seafood company in the world, on a visit to western Alaska. Maruha Nichiro executives from Japan, Seattle, and Anchorage joined CVRF managers on a trip to Quinhagak, where they were greeted by members of CVRF’s board of directors and other local residents. [read more]
7/2/2015
ANCHORAGE, AK – Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) announced today that hundreds of youth from across Western Alaska are being put to work through its “Youth to Work” (YTW) program. In June, 624 young Alaskans from the CVRF region were hired through the YTW program, which has played a vital role in providing opportunities to an area of the state where unemployment runs high and job opportunities are limited. [read more]
6/25/2015
ANCHORAGE, AK – Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) has reached an agreement with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) to help fund its fisheries research activities in Western Alaska this summer. [read more]
5/7/2015
ANCHORAGE, AK- Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) has completed its third round of the People Propel® Program. The program has made it possible for residents in western Alaska to purchase new outboard motors, boats, snow machines, all-terrain vehicles, fishing nets and commercial fishing permits during the past three years. [read more]