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American Seafoods' Community Advisory Board calls
for nominations for its Alaska community grant program


November 07, 2005

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) of American Seafoods Company, one of the nation's largest seafood processors, announced Friday that it is accepting applications for its Alaska community grant program. The deadline to submit an application is November 21.
The CAB community grant program awards $75,000 annually to community projects throughout rural Alaska. In December, CAB will present a total of $30,000 to various Alaskan community projects that tackle issues such as hunger, housing, safety, education, research, natural resources and cultural activities. 
In February, the CAB program awarded grants to a variety of Alaskan community programs, including the Living Room Ministry in Kodiak ($3,000); St. George Traditional Council ($4,000); Dillingham Middle/High Schools ($2,500); Bristol Bay Native Association Regional Food Bank ($2,500); and Dillingham Wrestling Club ($1,600). 
"The award was a wonderful blessing and allowed us to put the money to good use," said Don Merila, co-founder of Living Room Ministry. "With the Community Advisory Board's money, we were able to continue providing those in need throughout our community with medical, food, clothing and financial assistance."
The CAB evaluates each nominee using the following criteria: the need in the community, project benefits, the number of people that will benefit from the program, which individuals the award is intended for, and the ability to garner additional funding.
Since 1997, CAB has granted more than $500,000 to organizations and programs in rural Alaska. Winners of CAB's grants will be announced at the CAB's meeting on Dec. 5.
"At American Seafoods we are dedicated to giving back to the communities we operate in," said Inge Andreassen, president of American Seafoods Company. "The Community Advisory Board's grant program is a perfect way to reward those organizations working to improve our communities."
Applications for the grant program are available by contacting Kim Lynch at or 206-256-2659. Completed applications should be returned to Kim Lynch at American Seafoods using email, fax at 206-448-0300, or postal mail at 2025 1st Ave, Ste 900, Seattle, WA, 98121.



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