The Coastal Villages “People Propel™” Program was created by the CVRF Board of Directors to meet the demand of the residents of our 20 member villages for safer, more fuel efficient and environmentally cleaner outboards and boats. The People Propel™ Program also assists CVRF residents in buying new fishing nets and commercial fishing permits. By bulk-purchasing boats, motors and nets, CVRF is achieving economies of scale and bringing down prices for our residents.
Additionally, Coastal is contributing CVRF resources to make the prices lower. Residents can expect prices for the People Propel™ boats, motors and nets to be significantly below retail prices and to include transportation to their villages. Fishing permits will not be subsidized, but through the People Propel™ Program low-interest loans will be available to purchase permits as well as other equipment available through the program.

The CVRF People Propel™ Program was launched in 2012 with boating safety equipment that was provided to CVRF region residents. Through the People Propel™ Program, Coastal hopes to honor all of those from our villages who have lost their lives while boating by making boating safer for our residents in the future.

The CVRF Board will make a decision later in 2013 on whether or not to extend the People Propel Program.

Who May Apply for People Propel™ Boats/Outboards/Nets/Permits/Loans?

Only the residents of CVRF’s 20 member villages may apply for this program (See the CVRF Residency Policy)

The success of the program relies on the ability of the approved applicants from the first round to make the regular agreed upon payments. Stay tuned for future People Propel catalogs!

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Coastal Villages Region Fund People Propel® 2018 Round 9!

Coastal Villages has been operating the People Propel® program since 2013. The program was created to help residents of our member communities purchase equipment, appliances and materials critical to daily life in a coastal community. Since its inception, the program has assisted more than 1,800 people purchase over $17 million worth of boats, motors, ATVs, snow machines, Toyo stoves, appliances, building materials and small structures, and there continues to be a high demand for the program.

CVRF’s subsidy budget for the 2018 People Propel® program is $1.5 million. New in 2018, the program will be conducted in one round, until the budget is reached. The subsidy budget will be first allocated to each community based on population, and second, if a community does not utilize its allocated budget, to a general pool available to residents of any member community.

This program is intended for individuals.

CVRF will continue analyzing potential options for a future entity-focused version of the People Propel® program.

Please Review Key Changes to the 2018 People Propel® Program:

Subsidy: Coastal Villages is offering a 30% “discount” on the dealer sales price. This “discount” is funded by a subsidy paid for by CVRF, made possible by Coastal’s Bering Sea fishing operations for pollock, cod, and crab.
Retention of People Propel® Purchases: The People Propel® program is intended to assist individuals who are residents of Coastal Villages’ member communities in acquiring equipment critical to daily life that would not otherwise be affordable. As such, those participating in the program will be asked to sign an agreement stating that they agree to maintain possession of the equipment purchased through the program for use within the CVRF region for a minimum of two years. Failure to do so will require reimbursement of the full amount of the subsidy to Coastal Villages.
Considered Parties Applications: CVRF Board members, in-region staff & immediate family are ”Considered Parties”. Applications of “Considered Parties” will be held for a period of 14 days to ensure there is no advantage given to people affiliated with CVRF. For clarification, call the People Propel® hotline at 1-888-983- 7155 if you need more information or have any questions.
• This publication has examples of qualifying products and vendors. Qualifying products include but are not limited to: motors, ATVs, snowmachines, building materials, small structures and conexes, kitchen appliances, renewable energy products, generators, toyo stoves, etc. Applicants may select either a dealer or vendor from this publication or another vendor of their choice.
• For inquiries for Round 9 of the People Propel® Program please call the hotline phone number: 1-888-983-7155.