TCF Access & Operations: COVID-19 Updates
Office Access

The CIRI Foundation office is open. We encourage you to make an appointment so we are prepared to best assist you. Virtual appointments are available Monday through Friday. In-office appointments are available Tuesday through Thursday. Masks are encouraged but not required.

Please call 907-793-3575 or email to schedule an appointment.


The CIRI Foundation is continuing regular services and our deadlines are not impacted. Current applicants are encouraged to continue using our online application to apply. If you are applying for funding with a program that uses paper applications, please submit them by emailing your applications to

Stay Updated

Please continue to check our homepage for updates and follow TCF on Facebook for regular updates.

Did COVID-19
impact your coursework
in 2020, 2021
or 2022?


TCF’s COVID-19 Impact Form is for applicants to request special consideration for coursework affected by the pandemic from Jan. 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2022.

Please submit your COVID-19 Impact Form as soon as possible,

COVID-19 Resources

Everyone is impacted and our thoughts are with the students, artists, culture bearers, and other members of our community who are experiencing challenges. Though this list is not comprehensive, there are new resources arising every day to help those in need during this time. Please note, TCF does not claim ownership of resources we didn’t create. We are also not sharing any of this as legal advice or provide any guarantees about these resources. We are doing our best to only share information we have used or found educational.

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

It is important to remain calm and stay informed as the situation evolves. With that in mind, here are ways that you can help limit the spread of illness:

  • Stay home when you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If water is not available, use hand sanitizer, with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
  • Practice social distancing – this means avoiding extended periods with groups of more than 10.

Please stay advised using the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, your state’s Department of Health and Human Services, or local government if abroad, for the most up to date information regarding the Coronavirus. It affects all of us and we owe it to each other to protect ourselves, others, and avoid misinformation.

Symptoms of COVID-19

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium also has information for local Alaskans seeking guidance.