COVID-Safe Travel Promotion and Marketing Grant Program Launch

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 … Continue reading "COVID-Safe Travel Promotion and Marketing Grant Program Launch" 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

SBA Administrator Guzman Announces Application Opening for $28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF)

Fund prioritizes direct relief to women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and includes $9.5 billion in set-asides for smaller businesses WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman today announced the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin registrations on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 a.m. EDT (5am AKST) and open applications on Monday, May 3, … Continue reading "SBA Administrator Guzman Announces Application Opening for $28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF)" More

SBA Launches Supplemental Targeted Advance for Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID-19

Released by the SBA: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a new round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance – called Supplemental Targeted Advances – on April 22, 2021, that will provide $5 billion in additional assistance to 1 million small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have been most severely affected by the economic effects … Continue reading "SBA Launches Supplemental Targeted Advance for Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID-19" More

SVOG Application Portal Opens April 24

SVOG Portal Opens April 24 The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal will reopen tomorrow, April 24 at 12:30 p.m. EDT for operators of live venues and related businesses to apply for critical economic relief. To prepare for the portal reopening, SBA recommends eligible applicants take the following actions: Register on the portal in advance. … Continue reading "SVOG Application Portal Opens April 24" More

Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Webinars & Handout

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. During these live the Small Business Administration (SBA) will discuss: What is the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Who is eligible to apply How much money you can get How funds can be used How … Continue reading "Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Webinars & Handout" More

Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Info Sessions

Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Info Sessions The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. During these live webinars on April 22, April 23, April 26, April 28, and April 30, the U.S. Small Business Administration will discuss: What is … Continue reading "Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Info Sessions" More

Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF)

Restaurant Revitalization Fund This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19. The following is information provided by the Small Business Administration (SBA): Program details The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their … Continue reading "Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF)" More

SBA Announces Official Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Application and Guidelines

SBA Announces Official Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application and Guidelines Economic relief prioritized for underserved communities WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman today announced key details on application requirements, eligibility, and a program guide for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF). The restaurant industry has been among the hardest-hit sectors during the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue reading "SBA Announces Official Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Application and Guidelines" More

Cliff Cochran, 2020 Excellence in Profession Award Recipient

Congratulations to Alaska Small Business Development Center Kenai Peninsula Center Director Cliff Cochran on receiving the 2020 Excellence in Profession Award! (Timestamp 13:23) The Alaska SBDC and clients are lucky to have you as a part of our team, Cliff. Your experience, knowledge, and perseverance make all of the difference, especially over the last year. … Continue reading "Cliff Cochran, 2020 Excellence in Profession Award Recipient" More