AK-ARPA Business Relief Program
The Alaska State Legislature appropriated $90 million from the State’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) COVID State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds toward a tourism and business relief grant program to be administered by the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED).
APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE AK-ARPA PROGRAM IS OPEN NOW!
The application period opened on September 17, 2021 and will remain open until 8:00 am on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. The AK-ARPA business grant program is not a first-come, first-served grant opportunity. The link to the Program page on the DCCED website is available below.
SWAMC invites Southwest Alaska businesses to join FORWARD!
FORWARD is a free online tool provided by SWAMC that connects Southwest Alaska businesses (including commercial fishers and non-profits) to a comprehensive list of federal, state, and local resources — grants, loans, deferrals, and more. It’s a one-stop shop for businesses affected by COVID-19.
SWAMC team members are available to help answer questions about how to use FORWARD to access COVID-19 relief funding. Contact us at 907-242-4077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.