News & Updates

AK CARES grant applications for business and nonprofits will open soon. Keep checking back as the application and eligibility guidance is finalized.

Anchorage has now entered Phase 3 on the Roadmap to Reopening. For safety criteria, find your business type under Phase 3 and select the attachment:

#TuesdayTip: SBA resource partners are offering FREE business counseling, mentoring, and training via:
☎️ Phone
📧 Email
🖥️ Video conferencing

🔎 Find a resource partner near you. ⬇️

This spotlight on Mandala Restaurant is brought to you by a partnership between @EdibleAlaska and @alaskasbdc. The success of Alaskan small business is a shared success.

. @mayorethananc: Phase 3, "Maintenance," to go into effect on Monday, May 25. Why Monday? It's two weeks from when Phase 2 went into effect, enough time to understand the effects of Phase 2, per @CDCgov recommendations.

TODAY at noon: @mayorethananc to give a community update about Anchorage’s timeline to transition to Phase 3: Maintenance. Join the discussion on Mayor Berkowitz's Facebook page.

Applications for the Municipality’s pilot program, the Small Business Stabilization Grant program, close today, May 22, at 6PM. Get your application in before the deadline. More at

The State's AK CARES grant applications are slated to open next week. More about these funds from @adndotcom.

. @AnchorageStrong member Amanda Moser of @ANCDowntown is proud to wear a mask in public to protect public health and safety. You, too, can “Be A Hero, Wear A Mask.” Masks aren’t for everyone; learn more about accessibility modifications.

. @mayorethananc is posting weekly updates translated in 17 languages, including English. The first of these was posted yesterday and has important information about our community’s caseload, Phase 2 and the City’s grant program.

@AnchorageStrong ERTF member Jasmin Smith, owner of
the Business Boutique, was the subject of a @KTVA story on connecting Alaskans of diverse backgrounds with financial assistance for her series of online town hall discussions:

With every stitch, a network of mask makers are helping slow the spread of COVID-19 in Alaska. A special thank you to #AlaskaMaskMakers for supplying us with 100 masks for our employees. All of you have played an essential role in helping to flatten the curve in Alaska.

. @mayorethananc will reevaluate the health metrics in the Roadmap to Reopening plan on Friday to see if Anchorage can move forward with Phase 3. Emergency Order EO-09 will remain in effect until modified.

#IRSTaxTip: Here’s why some people’s Economic Impact Payment is different than expected.

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