The City and Borough of Sitka (CBS) is now accepting grant applications from Sitka businesses and nonprofit organizations that have experienced severe economic impacts due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Assembly has authorized expenditure of $3 million in federal CARES Act funds for these grants. The deadline to apply for these grants is October 31. Grant awards are anticipated in November, and all funds must be expended by December 30, 2020.
CBS accepted applications for a first round of business and nonprofit grants in August. These grants were designed to be available to as many entities as possible. The application process and criteria were the same for businesses and nonprofit organizations, and grants were based on prior year revenue. CBS is still processing these applications, and expects to complete awards this month. Eligible businesses and nonprofits that wish to apply for the new “Phase 2” grants must complete new applications.
Separate applications for the business and nonprofit grants, guidelines and answers to frequently-asked questions are available on the CBS website, www.cityofsitka.org. Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the downloadable forms as they include auto-calculation fields to help determine eligibility, and the potential grant amounts for the business applicants.
Questions can be forwarded to CARES Act Grant Technician Rob Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907)747-1824.