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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

Paycheck Protection Program

Updated 1/9/21- The U.S. Small Business Administration, 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. For guidance regarding the PPP or EIDL program, please visit the SBA’s website:

Coronavirus Nonprofit Relief Fund

The State of Alaska has set aside $35 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to specifically support nonprofits in Alaska adversely affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has partnered with The Alaska Community Foundation to establish the Coronavirus Nonprofit Relief Fund (CNRF) with the set-aside funding. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply to ACF for grants from CNRF.

AK CARES Grants to Small Businesses: Expanded and Improved Paycheck Protection Program AIDEA Creates Billion Dollar Loan Guaranty Program SBA Guide to CARES Act 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

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 as well as the Governor’s Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan and the State’s COVID-19 Traveler Information page. If you would like to see the status the COVID-19 pandemic in Alaska or beyond, please refer to the sites listed under the COVID-19 Updates tab. Please visit the following site for a listing of all State Health Mandates.

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