PIA is currently open to the public and functioning normally. Please read below to find out more about our services and programs.
The PIA Transit service is running Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday from 9am-1pm.
For help with finances, food, or non-food essentials, the following programs are available to eligible applicants:
We have masks available for free for Tribal Citizens.
To learn more about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has been tough to navigate for both citizens and businesses. At PIA, we strive to ease this time for our Tribal Citizens. We are fortunate to be awarded funding to complete this mission. We have done our best to ensure most bases were covered, and we could offer everything possible. In the past couple of months, we have completed a Utility/Fuel Relief Program, offering $1,000 per Tribal Household to be credited to their utility/fuel accounts, and a Mortgage/Rent Relief Program, offering $1,000 per Tribal Household to be issued towards their shelter costs. Other past programs include a Moorage Program, offering $500 to Alaskan fisherman who have moored a vessel within our Harbor system throughout the pandemic, a Internet Assistance Program, offering $300 to each Tribal Household to assist with internet costs, and a Food Assistance Program, offering multiple distributions of pre-selected boxes of quality food to each Tribal Household.
As always, the Basic Needs Project (non-food household essentials) and the Transit Bus (available to diabled and elderly individuals) are ongoing programs and that has not changed.
If you need a face mask, they are available at PIA for free.