Important COVID-19 updates

Facts & Resources on the Coronavirus

World Health Organization

Check out the World Health Organization (WHO) what is happening around the world on COVID-19 pandemic.

Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
  • The CDC has a wealth of information click here to check out there website.
How does Coronavirus Spread

Check out how Coronavirus spreads from person to person online here: About Coronavirus Disease 2019.

Frequently asked questions on COVID-19

Check out CDC’s list of Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19.

Get the Facts on COVID-19

Check out CDC’s Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Getting prepared for health emergencies

Check out CDC’s information on preparing for your Health for emergencies.

Daily coping & stress during pandemic

The CDC provides some tips on Daily Life and Coping during this COVID-19 pandemic.

State of Alaska Resources
The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) is currently accepting applications for the Coronavirus Nonprofit Relief Fund (CNRF) grant opportunity.

Alaska Grant for nonprofits
Coronavirus Nonprofit Relief Fund Application Guidelines. Deadline for applications: Round 1: July 29, 2020, 5:00 PM Round 2: August 26, 2020, 5:00 PM Round 3: October 14, 2020, 5:00 PM.
Grant Request Amount Range: $25,000 to $1,000,000

Click here for more information.

Federal Resources
Covid-19 Disaster Resources Report
COVID-19 Supplemental Funding Update (Oct 14, 2020)
Tribal CARES Act White Paper

Check out this Tribal CARES Act White Paper written by McCABE CAPA Group & McCABE Consulting

Coronavirus Relief Fund highlights
Economic Impact Payments

Click here to learn more regarding Economic Impact Payments from the US Treasury and the IRS. 

Indian Health Services
Federal Coronavirus
 “Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone” (HOPE) Program

“Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone” (HOPE) Program, which supports projects that will address the transportation challenges faced by areas of persistent poverty. 

HOPE supports planning, engineering and technical studies or financial planning to improve transit services in areas experiencing long-term economic distress. 

It will also support coordinated human service transportation planning to improve transit service or provide new services such as rides to opioid abuse recovery and treatment.

The deadline for the Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone (HOPE) Program Notice of Funding Opportunity is now June 3.  See also:

BBNA COVID Assistance

BBNA is has funding to provide assistance to those effected by COVID. If you need assistance with rent, utilities or child care fill out the application below.

SouthWest Alaska Municipal Conference (SWAMC) – Funding

The United Way in Anchorage has partnered with the Rasmuson Foundation to create a donation driven fund to be used to help people across our State who are at direct risk of not being able to pay current rent, utilities or childcare due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The group has asked SWAMC to partner with them in order to quickly get emergency funding to the region through May 31.   

Click here for the introduction document & Click here for the application.

Funding update from SWAMC starting June 1st.

COVID-19 Assistance – SWAMC’s One-Stop-Shop


  • FORWARD is a free online portal that connects local businesses in Southwest Alaska to a comprehensive list of resources—grants, loans, credits, offers, and local incentives. It’s a one-stop shop for recovery program. Click here for more information.
Free Service Available-211 Alaska

Please note that the State of Alaska 211 service is available to everyone currently in Alaska.  Many of us have heard about it, so I thought I’d share what exactly it is and how we can put this unique resource to work for our region. The service is a collection of resources that may come in handy for you or your clients by simply dialing 211 from your cell phone or by dialing 1-800-478-2221 from a land line.  Please note that there are people manning the phones between 8:30am till 6:00pm Monday – Saturday and they are located in Anchorage.  They do have access to information not listed on their website, so please do not feel that it is only for the larger communities.  They are able to direct you to some local resources. An alternate way to see and access this valuable resource is by visiting their website at  The website has a lot of information about services that varies from emergency shelter to food bank locations.  The main tabs consist of the following:

    • Signs/Symptoms of CoVid-19 infection and where to go
    • Financial Assistance including the CARES Grant and what it may cover for clients
    • National Suicide Prevention Hotline
    • National Human Trafficking Hotline
    • National Sexual Assault Hotline
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    • FEMA Assistance
    • Emotional support through National Disaster Distress Helpline
    • Housing and Housing Expenses
    • Food and Hunger/SNAP/WIC
    • Prescription Saving Card
    • Benefits Finders
    • Free Tax filing (some services are charged for)– Partnered with H&R Block
    1. If any business would like to participate in posting services
  • NEW TO THE U.S.?
    • Information available to anyone who is visiting America
    • Includes basic information as well as National Immigration information
    • Union Members rights/AFL-CIO affiliation
    • Union Members Protection during a Pandemic, other specific Union Member information
    • Complete the 2020 Census
    • Questions and Answers about the 2020 Census

Please check out their website for more information.

Bristol Bay Resources & Response to COVID-19

BBNA CEO & President Ralph Andersen PSA on COVID-19

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation

Visit the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation‘s website for their response to COVID-19 and announcements.

Bristol Bay Borough

The Bristol Bay Borough has current COVID-19 updates for their area.

Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation (BBEDC)

The deadline to file your 2019 Federal Income Taxes was July 15, 2020.
BBEDC’s 2020 Tax Preparation Program application period will close on July 31, 2020.

Click here for more information.

Lake & Peninsula Borough

The Lake & Peninsula Borough has current COVID-19 updates for their area.

Bristol Bay Native Corporation

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation has a wealth of resources for regarding responses to COVID-19 for the Bristol Bay Region.

City of Dillingham

Live Town Hall Meeting on KDLG April 30, 2020.

Check out the City of Dillingham for current information on public notices and travel ordinances.

Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference

The Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference has a wealth of information for Businesses & communities effected by COVID-19.

Current Closures & Issues around the Region

Stay updated with KDLG news on current issues with Bristol Bay.

Bristol Bay Community Responses & Public Notices
Small Business Resources

Check out COVID-19 Small Business Resource

Small Business Admin. Answers to Bristol Bay questions on 2nd round of Paycheck Protection Program
How to prepare for Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant -fact sheet
SBA announced that the deadline to apply for a COVID-19 pandemic Economic Injury Disaster Loan has been extended to December 31, 2021.
Business Tax Incentives and Relief Resulting from COVID-19 Response
  • The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorized a refundable tax credit important to many employers struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This credit, known as the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), has been retroactively improved and extended by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.
  • Click here for more information.
Guides for Small Businesses on New COVID-19 Relief Bill
As part of their end-of-year pandemic relief package, Congress has passed several changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and created a “Second Draw” PPP for small businesses who have exhausted their initial loan. Other changes impact eligibility for initial PPP loans, the loan forgiveness process, and the tax treatment of PPP loans. 

Congress has also made changes to other programs – including Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL Program), the Employee Retention Tax Credit, a Venue Grant program, and SBA loan programs – that will benefit small businesses.  
Click the link below for guides from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Alaska Small Business Development Center that have answers to common questions about the Relief Bill. Businesses are encouraged to review and apply as quickly as possible; relief funding could go quick!
Guides for Small Businesses
Guide to Small business Covid-19 Emergency Loans

What Small Businesses need to know about the new pandemic relief package-changes to PPP and more.
December 22, 2020
As part of an end-of-year pandemic relief package, Congress has passed several changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and created a “Second Draw” PPP for small businesses who have exhausted their initial loan. Other changes impact eligibility for initial PPP loans, the loan forgiveness process, and the tax treatment of PPP loans.
Congress has also made changes to other programs – including Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL Program), the Employee Retention Tax Credit, a Venue Grant program, and SBA loan programs –that will benefit small businesses. Here’s everything small business owners need to know now.

Guide to Small Business Covid-19 Emergency Loans


Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation

Check out Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation (BBEDC) website for Community funding opportunities effected by COVID-19 and how this is effecting commercial fishing.

Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA)
Financial advise for Bristol Bay Fishermen
Alaska CARES Grant Eligibility for Fishermen
Economic relief available for fishermen who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency, COVID-19 Funding 01-25-21

Click here for the list of funding opportunities BBEDC has gathered.

AK CARES Application Sample 08.24.2020

AK CARES Guide for Fishermen

Alaska Wildland Fire Response Plan COVID-19

Check out this document on the Alaska Wildland Fire Response Plan COVID-19

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