kids use ski equipment purchased through a diabetes school fitness grant during the afternoon ski program at Zackar Levi School in Lower Kalskag. Photo courtesy of Sue McDonnell.

Over the past few decades many of our Native people living in the YK Delta have become less physically active, are eating less Native food, and have been developing more chronic health diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, cancers and obesity.

YKHC’s Diabetes Prevention & Control Program is currently inviting all schools in the YK Delta to apply for our 2013-14 School Physical Activity Award fundsWe are encouraging village schools to partner with us to develop long-term activity programs that will help prevent diabetes and other chronic health diseases by increasing healthy lifestyle choices for people living in our rural communities.

Download the Cover Letter
Download the 2013-14 School Physical Activity Awards application
Download the Proposed Budget Cover Letter with Vendor Info Example Pages to see how to submit your budget proposal.

Print the application, fill it out and fax to 1-907-543-6104, or scan to  The deadline for submission is October 25, 2013. To find out more about the School Physical Activity grant, please call Diabetes Prevention at 907-543-6133.


This award program is designed to promote an active lifestyle to help students prevent type 2 diabetes in your community. Below are examples of projects we have previously funded:

  • Dog mushing
  • Eskimo dancing
  • Subsistence activities (berry picking, survival skills, ice fishing, etc.)
  • Exercise equipment (stair climber, treadmill, stationary bike, weight equipment, etc.)
  • Gym equipment & supplies
  • Ballet
  • Basketball camps
  • Exercise classes (aerobics, karate and walking program)
  • Kick sleds, skis, snowboards, snowshoes, etc.
  • Roller blades and skates
  • Wrestling mats

Thank you for supporting YKHC’s Diabetes Prevention & Control Program and ultimately, the health of the people living in your community. If you need further assistance completing the application, please call 1-877-543-6133.