AK CARES Grant Program: Information for Anchorage businesses

The AK CARES grant program is providing much-needed funding to Alaska businesses, including businesses and nonprofits that were previously not eligible for federal relief or had difficulty accessing assistance.


As Anchorage’s ARDOR, AEDC is working to ensure Anchorage businesses are connected to all of the necessary resources to complete these grant applications. Check back for the latest information.

The AK CARES online application portal closed at 5:00pm on Tuesday, September 15th, after more than $100 million in excess of the program’s cap had been requested. If remaining AK CARES grant funds are available after all applications received between June 1st and September 15th have been processed, we will reopen the online application portal with advance notice to the public.

If you chose to submit an application on or after September 2nd after the program was oversubscribed, please be aware that there is a high likelihood your application may not be funded. If you are looking for other funding programs that may be available to you, please visit DCCED’s COVID-19 Recovery Resource Portal for Business website.

Technical assistance

AEDC is here for you to make sure all your questions about the AK CARES Grant application process are answered.

AEDC contact

Emma Irish Director of Strategic Initiatives eirish@aedcweb.com

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