Tag: relief

State will provide financial aid for homeowners hurt by pandemic

Alaska’s state housing agency has distributed more than $243 million in financial aid the past year to help renters hurt economically by the pandemic and will soon embark on a $50 million federally funded program to help homeowners, too.

Copper River, PWS fisheries approved for disaster relief

Copper River and Prince William Sound salmon fisheries are among 14 Alaska fisheries disasters from 2018 to 2021 approved on Jan. 21 by Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo for relief funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Assistance available for 2021-2022 winter storm

Winter storm damage marking the close of 2021 and the start of 2022 have been declared a state disaster, activating the state’s individual assistance program to help individuals and families with expenses related to extreme cold, high winds, freezing rain and heavy snow.

CARES Act funds for fisheries relief mailed

Attention commercial harvesters: your fisheries relief checks are in the mail. Just be patient. That’s the advice of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, which advises that round one of Alaska’s pandemic relief funds for commercial fishermen were mailed the week of Dec. 13, but due to the holiday influx of mail and remote location of many relief check recipients, it may take some time for those checks to reach them.

Promising news on pink salmon disaster relief funds

As the season is either underway or close at hand for many of you, I wanted to provide a short update about where we are with the 2016 pink salmon disaster relief funding.

Approval for pink salmon disaster funding expected soon

Approval of the disaster relief application process for harvesters impacted by the 2016 pink salmon disaster is now estimated to be about three weeks...

Coastal Alaska is strongly represented in leadership positions

Dear Friends and Neighbors,There have been some major developments down here in Juneau and I wanted to be sure you were kept in the...

Government shutdown delays salmon disaster relief funding

Dear Friends and Neighbors,I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!It has been a while since my last update and I...

Pink salmon disaster relief plan updated

Dear Friends and Neighbors,I hope this October finds you well with plenty of fish in your freezer!I want to provide you with a quick...

State wants input on pink salmon disaster fund

State fisheries officials are seeking public comment through Sept. 18 on how to distribute $56.3 million in federal funds allocated for those impacted by...
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