Alaska State Commission for Human Rights (ASCHR) Resources

Here you will find Alaska State Commission for Human Rights (ASCHR) resources for Alaskan businesses and employees: Employee Sheet Employer Quick Facts Employer Discrimination Policy Tips General Employer Information-Discrimination COVID-19 Guide for Employers and Employees Disability and Reasonable Accommodation Guide Religious Discrimination & Reasonable Accommodations Guide ASCHR Contact Information: 800 A Street, Suite 204, Anchorage, … Continue reading "Alaska State Commission for Human Rights (ASCHR) Resources" More

‘Buy Alaska’ makes the case for local resiliency, growth (KCAW)

“Katie Ashbaugh took over [managing the Alaska Small Business Development Center’s] BuyAlaska Program at the start of the pandemic in 2020 to retool the project toward a new goal: To educate and encourage the public to shop from Alaskan-owned businesses first.” “Supporting small businesses also means that we are supporting our regional resiliency,” said Ashbaugh. … Continue reading "‘Buy Alaska’ makes the case for local resiliency, growth (KCAW)" More

For Child Care Providers: How to Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program

Child care providers – both for-profit and non-profit – are eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provides Coronavirus relief opportunities for small businesses. Better yet, these loans are forgiven under certain circumstances. The Administration for Children and Families (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are hosting a webinar … Continue reading "For Child Care Providers: How to Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program" More

5 Steps the SBA Will Implement to Further Promote Equitable Relief for Main Street Small Businesses

5 Steps the SBA Will Implement to Further Promote Equitable Relief for Main Street Small Businesses On February 22, the Biden-Harris Administration and the SBA announced steps the agency is taking with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses. With the exception of the first item, the following will … Continue reading "5 Steps the SBA Will Implement to Further Promote Equitable Relief for Main Street Small Businesses" More

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVO)

Interested in learning more about the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant? It is emergency assistance available for eligible venues that are negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources: SVO Program Details and Eligibility  Shuttered Venue Operators Grants – FAQ Shuttered Venue Operators Grants – Overview SBA Video – Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Overview More

SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Alaska Private Nonprofit Organizations

SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Alaska Private Nonprofit Organizations SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in Alaska following President Biden’s federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that occurred Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2020, announced acting Administrator Tami L. Perriello … Continue reading "SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Alaska Private Nonprofit Organizations" More

Press Release: 4th annual Small Business Survey and Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/02/2021 Alaska SBDC and small businesses are taking on the pandemic together The 2020 Annual Report shares data-driven insight into COVID-19’s impact on small businesses  Anchorage, Alaska – February 2, 2021– As part of the Alaska Small Business Development Center’s commitment to collecting feedback from Alaska’s small business owners, the Alaska SBDC … Continue reading "Press Release: 4th annual Small Business Survey and Report" More

Alaska SBDC and small businesses are taking on the pandemic together

The 2020 Annual Report shares data-driven insight into COVID-19’s impact on small businesses and shows how Alaska SBDC and small businesses are taking on the pandemic together. As part of our commitment to collecting important data to help policymakers better understand Alaska’s small businesses, the Alaska SBDC is proud to share the results of our … Continue reading "Alaska SBDC and small businesses are taking on the pandemic together" More

SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opens Jan 11

From the Small Business Administration (SBA): WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to … Continue reading "SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opens Jan 11" More