Kotzebue is an Inupiat Native Alaskan Village in Northern Alaska. The Facility is owned and operated by the Maniilaq Association.
Maniilaq Association provides health and social services to residents of Northwest Alaska. A non-profit corporation, Maniilaq Association represents twelve federally-recognized tribes located in Northwest Alaska. The Association manages social and health services for about 6,500 people within the Northwest Arctic Borough and the village of Pt.Hope. Maniilaq also coordinates tribal and traditional assistance programs, and environmental and subsistence protection services. With approximately 550 in its workforce, Maniilaq Association is also the largest employer.
The organization’s cultural services include:
- Food Preservation
- Traditional Food Harvesting
- Tribal Doctors
- Childcare Center
Kotzebue is not recognized by the Federal Government as a Low Income Community though, a majority of the residents are well below the poverty line.
AGC was able to deploy a New Markets Tax Credit allocation by targeting the population that is served in the village.