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The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development offices are closed to the public at this time. We are still open for business and encourage you to contact us via phone or email.

COVID-19 Economic Recovery Resource Portal for Business

Alaska and the Nation are pulling together to face this health and economic challenge. On this page, you will find updates and links to resources to help weather these hard economic times and prepare for the recovery thereafter. Updates will be made as additional information and resources become available.

Latest News

AK CARES Grants to Small Businesses

The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED) and the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) have partnered with Credit Union 1 to provide relief to small Alaskan businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through the AK CARES Grant program. AK CARES will be operated on a first-come, first-served basis.

The application will become available on June 1st; the same date Credit Union 1 will begin accepting applications. Prior to that date, businesses interested in applying are encouraged to review the checklist and FAQs provided on the AK CARES Grant website, as they list the information necessary for the application package.

For more information, and to view the checklist and FAQs, please visit the AK CARES Grant website.

Paycheck Protection Program “Safe Harbor” Provision SBA Making Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act Paycheck Protection Program AIDEA Creates Billion Dollar Loan Guaranty Program SBA Guide to CARES Act Alaska Critical Workforce Infrastructure Governor's Health Mandate 10 SBA Implements Automatic Deferment on Existing SBA Disaster Loans through the End of 2020

Resources for Business

In addition to the working capital loans now available through the Department of Commerce, Community, & Economic Development, a myriad of State and Federal resources are available to support commerce as Alaskans continue to do what needs to be done to contain the spread of COVID-19 and begin the process of recovery.

A directory of business-focused organizations able to assist in this recovery effort is available on the Business Response Directory.

Below are links to listings of available State and Federal resources for businesses navigating their way through the COVID-19 landscape. Updates will be provided to these listings as access to new resources are made accessible. If you have any recommendations on resources not already listed, please contact the Alaska Development Team at

Business & Travel Alerts / Documentation

In accordance with Health Mandate 10, all travelers to Alaska, resident or otherwise, are required to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine to monitor for illness upon arrival into the state. Additionally, businesses identified as being part of critical infrastructure industries are required to submit protocols to the Department of Commerce, Community, & Economic Development as to how they intend to contain the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus as well as keep their employees and the communities in which they operate safe during this public health emergency.

Below are a series of links to documents and templates to help individuals and businesses comply with these requirements.

For information on the steps being taken by the State to combat the spread of COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Update page available through the Department of Health & Social Services. If you would like to see information on the status the COVID-19 pandemic in Alaska or beyond, please refer to the sites listed under the COVID-19 Updates tab.

Please email if you have a recommendation on links to relevant state and/or federal business recovery program information.