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SEATTLE - The Community Advisory Board of American Seafoods Company announced Monday that it is accepting applications for its Alaska community grant program. To be considered for a grant, all applications must be submitted by Feb. 12.
Each year, the CAB community grant program awards $75,000 to community projects throughout rural Alaska. A total of $30,000 will be allocated by the CAB in February to various community projects tackling issues such as hunger, housing, safety, education, research, natural resources and cultural activities.
During the December 2009 CAB meeting, 30 programs were awarded grants totaling over $31,000. The CAB evaluates each proposal based on the following criteria: the need in the community, project benefits, the number of people that will benefit from the program, who the award is intended for, and the ability to garner additional funding. Grant recipients will be selected at the CAB's meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
"The funding provided by our Community Advisory Board is just one way American Seafoods can give back to the Alaskan communities we operate in," said Inge Andreassen, president of American Seafoods Company. "We look forward to continuing to support and reward the organizations that are making a difference in their communities."
Applications for the grant program are available online at www.americanseafoods.com, or by contacting Kim Lynch at kim.lynchamericanseafoods.com or 206-256-2659. Completed applications should be returned to Lynch at American Seafoods using e-mail, fax at 206-448-0202, or postal mail at 2025 1st Ave, Ste 900, Seattle, WA, 98121.