Small Business Support

Alaska Small Business Development Center:

Bristol Bay Development Fund (BBDF) is a great resource for small businesses during this uncertain time. Find information about BBDF online here, or email Cindy Mittlestadt, BBDF Manager, at

Local businesses are facing unprecedented challenges as they navigate COVID-19. The Grow with Google Small Business Fund will help these businesses—especially those in distressed communities—survive this unprecedented crisis. The Fund will allow community development financial institutions (CDFIs) to support both the short-term recovery and long-term financing needs of America’s small businesses. 

Wick Communications, a family-owned multi-media company and parent company of Anchorage Press, Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, Eagle, and Warrior, has established a $500,000 Community Grant Program to assist locally owned businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

Businesses may apply for a dollar-for-dollar advertising/marketing matching grant ranging from $200 to $10,000. Grants will be awarded in April, May and June.

Details and applications may be found online here. 

Get information on coronavirus (COVID-19) tax relief for businesses and tax-exempt entities: IRS information about tax relief for businesses.

Programming information from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska state governments.