The State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) is a federally-funded program intended to attract lenders & investors to help with funding businesses that can’t get conventional business loans from banks & lending institutions.
The AK SBDC is the administrative lead on the program for Alaska, and will deploy the funding to lenders and investment funds.
The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED) Division of Community and Regional Affairs (DCRA) has launched the COVID-Safe Travel Promotion and Marketing Grant Program.
DCCED encourages nonprofit entities engaged in tourism marketing and promotion to apply no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021.
This is a competitive, multi-award grant opportunity for the rapid deployment of marketing campaigns promoting Alaska as a COVID-safe travel destination for the Summer of 2021. Promotions may be marketed toward in-state travelers as well as independent travelers in national and international markets.
Four levels of grants will be awarded, ranging from $100,000-$3,000,000, with a total of $10 million available. Qualifying nonprofits should submit proposals to promote Alaska as a COVID-safe travel destination, encourage Alaskans to get out and explore the State and increase awareness of vaccine availability in national and international independent travel markets.