Category Archives: Covid-19 Updates

Covid-19 Update: AK CARES Eligibility Expanded To Help Alaska Small Businesses

AK CARES Eligibility Expanded To Help Alaska Small Businesses

For Immediate Release 20-101 Governor Dunleavy Expands AK CARES Eligibility To Help Alaska Small Businesses August 20, 2020 (Anchorage) – Taking additional steps to better expedite the AK CARES Act Funding for small businesses in need of help, Governor Mike Dunleavy today notified the Legislative Budget & Audit Committee that he is submitting modifications to the AK CARES Grant Program to expand the eligibility for applicants. The expanded program details, delivered by the established Revised Programs Legislative (RPL) Review Process, was sent alongside other routine business for the committees consideration in response to mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 public health crisis.
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Covid-19 Update: Alaska CARES Grant Applications

Alaska CARES Grant Eligibility for Fishermen

AK CARES GRANT – AK COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN CAN APPLY AUGUST 6, 2020 AK CARES GRANT WEBSITE Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - Starting Thursday, Aug. 6, the AK CARES grant program will be expanded to include Alaska’s commercial fishermen. It will also include 501(c)6 nonprofit organizations, and small businesses that received $5,000 or less in Paycheck Protection Program or Economic Injury Disaster Loan funds. “Setting up a completely new grant program to assist businesses through this unprecedented pandemic and its economic impacts, with constantly evolving federal guidance, has been challenging to say the least,” said DCCED Commissioner, Julie Anderson. “However, we continue to adapt the program to assist as many businesses as we can, as quickly as we can. I expect to see significant improvements in processing times and the number of businesses we can reach as a result of the program...
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Covid-19 Update: Alaska CARES Grant Eligibility

Alaska CARES Grant Eligibility for Fishermen

For Immediate Release: July 14, 2020 Today during the House Labor and Commerce Committee Meeting, Commissioner Julie Anderson of the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development announced that commercial fishermen may now apply for Alaska CARES Grant $290 million with a Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission Limited Entry Permit. This news is a long time coming for commercial fishermen who previously were only eligible if they possessed an Alaska Business License. Additionally, 501(c)6 organizations are eligible to apply.  If your trade group is a 501(c)6, this is very helpful.
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