CARES ACT Funding / COVID-19 Support Programs
Applications are available now for the following programs: (Click arrow on desired program)
- Non-Profit Relief and Recovery Grant Program
- Business Impact Grant Program ($100,000 annual revenue)
- Micro Business Grant Program(under $100,000 annual revenue)
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Reimbursement Program
The application period closed on July 15, 2020. A total of 21 applications were received for a total of $300,800 requested.
Qualifying Ketchikan Gateway Borough non-profit organizations may apply for grants up to $20,000. The Ketchikan Gateway Borough will distribute $200,000 worth of grants through the CARES Act program. If need exceeds the total amount available, individual grants may be reduced and/or rejected. The grant application period opens June 19 and ends July 15, 2020. The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Grant Committee will meet July 24th to consider grant proposals. Grant awards will be considered based on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on an organization, services provided as a result of the pandemic, and the proposed use of funds. The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly is tentatively scheduled to consider grant awards on August 3, 2020.
Businesses with more than $100,000 in annual revenue and suffering a revenue decline of 40% or more during Second Quarter CY 2020, compared to Second Quarter CY 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are eligible to apply for a grant. Grant awards will be based on a percentage of lost revenue. The maximum grant award is $25,000.
The application period opens July 1 and depending on demand, businesses may start receiving funds as early as July 31, 2020. If need exceeds the total available funding, grant awards may be delayed and individual grants may be reduced and/or rejected.
Acceptance of a PPP loan does not affect eligibility for this program. The Ketchikan Gateway Borough and the City of Ketchikan have jointly funded this program using CARES Act funds.
As of August 7, 2020, 140 applications have been received, for a total of $1,789,240.99 requested.
Businesses with revenue of at least $10,000 but less than $100,000 during CY 2019, and suffering a revenue decline of 40% or more during Second Quarter CY 2020, compared to Second Quarter CY 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are eligible to apply for a grant. Grant awards will be based on a percentage of lost revenue. The minimum grant award is $500. This program is limited to for-profit enterprises only. Only complete applications will be considered.
The application period opens July 20, 2020 and grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Applications cannot be accepted until after the business’ 2nd Quarter CY 2020 sales tax returns are filed and paid.
As of August 7, 2020, 34 applications have been received, for a total of $56,933.84 requested.
This program is for one-time assistance to reimburse small businesses and non-profit organizations in the Borough up to $1000 for eligible expenses for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hygiene, and social distancing supplies such as face masks, gloves, face shields, eye protection, sneeze guards, hand sanitizer and other approved disinfecting products.
The application period opens June 19 and will close by September 30, 2020. Reimbursements will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis for up to $1000, in the order received, until funds are depleted.