COVID-19 Business Personal Property Grant Program
On December 8, 2020, the Anchorage Municipal Assembly approved AO 2020-117(S-1), As Amended, which establishes a program providing up to $5,000 of relief to eligible businesses that paid business personal property tax in 2020.
The grant program is intended to be funded by a future federal relief package specific to COVID-19 relief, and payments to eligible taxpayers are contingent on the Municipality receiving funding. Businesses that have an unpaid Municipal tax bill are ineligible for the program.
Payments will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. The grant amount may be $5,000 or the amount of 2020 tax principal that the business paid, whichever is less.
The ordinance also creates an application process, which includes various written certifications and declarations that must be made by an authorized representative of the business that is applying for relief. The application is to be submitted online to the Municipal Treasurer for an initial determination of the business's eligibility.
Upon initial eligibility determination, the Treasurer will then submit the application to a third-party grant administrator for further review, validation, and final approval. This process will be comparable to that of other COVID-19 grant programs, and the business may be required to submit additional information directly to the grant administrator. After final approval, the administrator will complete the funding process.
The deadline for the grant application is March 1, 2021. Applications postmarked by that date will be considered timely received. Once an application has been submitted, it cannot be amended.
The application is designed to be completed and submitted online. If you do not know your 2020 Municipal Business Personal Property Tax account number, please call Property Appraisal staff at (907) 343-6770. If you require assistance with completing the form or you are unable to access the online form, please contact Treasury staff at (907) 343-6650.
To complete the application, use the following link:
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If you have additional questions or comments regarding the COVID-19 Business Personal Property Grant Program, please contact Treasury staff at (907) 343-6650 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.