Help for Alaskan Businesses and Nonprofits

The American Rescue Plan Act was first passed on March 11, 2021. This unprecedented distribution of funds was intended to address the personal and economic impacts of the pandemic. On May 11, 2023, President Biden issued notice of the end of the “Public Health Emergency and National Emergency declarations for COVID-19” which significantly impacts some Federal funding programs.

ARPA provided unprecedented funding opportunities through grants and disbursements for non-profit organizations and small businesses. Many entities throughout Alaska have benefited from ARPA funds.

Although many of the funds have been distributed, there are still opportunities to access funds. Entities who received funds have until 2026 to spend funds. The National Conference of State Legislatures, a nonpartisan umbrella organization who has been tracking distribution data, provides information about where funds have been distributed in Alaska.

For more resources and support concerning nonprofit organizations, or to schedule a 30-minute meeting with Zoe Olson, Foraker’s Federal Funding Navigator, please contact The Foraker Group. Please include a few sentences about your interest in federal grants.

For more resources and support concerning small businesses, the Alaska Small Business Development Center can provide consultation on existing opportunities.