COVID-19 Business Personal Property Grant Program
In December 2020, the Anchorage Municipal Assembly passed an initial ordinance, which established a program providing up to $5,000 of relief to eligible small businesses that paid business personal property tax in 2020. Technical updates were made to the original approved ordinance in June/July 2021.
This grant program is tied to a federal relief package specific to COVID-19 relief, and payments to eligible small businesses are subject to funding availability. 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 maximum grant amount is not-to-exceed $5,000, however based on a business' filing and funding availability the amount may be 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' eligibility.
Upon initial eligibility determination by the Treasurer, Treasury personnel will then perform additional review and validation before 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 to the Municipality as part of the required review and validation process.
The deadline for the grant application is September 30, 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 cannot locate 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) 343-6759.
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) 343-6759 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.