Join Alaska SBDC and EPSCoR in Congratulating its 2021 Phase 0 Grant Awardees

Through the TREND Phase 0 Program at the Alaska Small Business Development Center (Alaska SBDC) in partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), $10,000 grants are awarded to innovators and companies in the early stages of deploying technologies with a strong technical basis and competitive edge. This year’s … Continue reading "Join Alaska SBDC and EPSCoR in Congratulating its 2021 Phase 0 Grant Awardees" More

SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal

SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal New portal will streamline applications for loans $150K or less for over 6.5 million businesses  WASHINGTON – The  U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans $150,000 or less through participating lenders to apply for forgiveness directly … Continue reading "SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal" More

Invitation to Participate in Alaska SBDC’s TREND Program for the SBIR Phase 0 Grant

Invitation to Participate in Alaska SBDC’s TREND Program for the SBIR Phase 0 Grant TREND will award SBIR Phase 0 funding of up to $10,000 in cash to 4 winning entries Alaska, June 14, 2021 – The Alaska Small Business Development Center (Alaska SBDC) is home to the TREND program (Technology Research and Development Center … Continue reading "Invitation to Participate in Alaska SBDC’s TREND Program for the SBIR Phase 0 Grant" More

SBA Launches ‘Community Navigator Pilot’ Program Application 

SBA Launches ‘Community Navigator Pilot’ Program Application $100 million competitive grant program to strengthen outreach to businesses in underserved communities enacted through the American Rescue Plan WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that it is accepting applications for its new Community Navigator Pilot Program. This new initiative, established by the American Rescue Plan, will leverage a community navigator approach to reach our nation’s smallest businesses, with a priority … Continue reading "SBA Launches ‘Community Navigator Pilot’ Program Application " More

Alaska SBDC Releases Compelling COVID-19 Impact Data on Small Businesses

Alaska SBDC Releases Compelling COVID-19 Impact Data on Small Businesses Tourism and Hiring Present Ongoing Challenges for Alaskans Alaska – May 19, 2021 – The Alaska Small Business Development Center (Alaska SBDC) has released its preliminary COVID-19 impact survey results on small businesses spanning the state. A familiar story emerges from the data: COVID-19 has … Continue reading "Alaska SBDC Releases Compelling COVID-19 Impact Data on Small Businesses" More

The SBA Funds 16,000 Restaurant Revitalization Fund Awards

First wave of approved restaurant applicants to receive vital American Rescue Plan funding just one week after the SBA opened for applications WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin delivering economic relief from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, established by the American Rescue Plan and signed into law by President Joe Biden, to more than 16,000 … Continue reading "The SBA Funds 16,000 Restaurant Revitalization Fund Awards" More

Are you our next Anchorage Center Director?

The Alaska Small Business Development Center is looking for an experienced professional to lead our Anchorage Center. This position will manage our dynamic team of Anchorage-based business advisors, engage with local financial institutions, and provide business assistance to Anchorage-based businesses.   Learn more about this opportunity and apply to work with an incredible team at … Continue reading "Are you our next Anchorage Center Director?" More

MOA Tourism Grant

ANCHORAGE, AK – The Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) began accepting new applications for Round 2 of its successful Tourism Grant Program on April 26, 2021. Of the $7 million initially designated for tourism business relief, there is $1,695,000 available to use for additional grants in Round 2.  Round 2 of the Tourism Grant Program will … Continue reading "MOA Tourism Grant" More

Alaska SBDC Hosts its Final COVID-19 Briefing

Last year, out of a dire need to disseminate information relevant to small business support and navigating the impact of COVID-19 on our communities, the Alaska SBDC began hosting daily briefings with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and The Foraker Group to ensure Alaskans had access to the most up-to-date information available. Special guests included … Continue reading "Alaska SBDC Hosts its Final COVID-19 Briefing" More

PPP Extended to May 31, 2021

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, Congress passed a bill to extend the loan application deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to May 31, 2021. This extension also gives the SBA through June 30, 2021, to process lender applications.   The PPP Extension Act of 2021 is expected to be signed into law by President … Continue reading "PPP Extended to May 31, 2021" More