Seward relief funds application process opens

The Seward Cares Act Relief Fund will be open from July 27 to Aug. 17.

City of Seward logo.

City of Seward logo.

Starting Monday, the city of Seward will be accepting applications from local businesses and nonprofits looking to access financial relief from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Seward Cares Act Relief Fund will be open from July 27 to Aug. 17 and will draw from the $5,324,326 the city is set to receive through the federal coronavirus relief package.

Businesses physically located within the city of Seward and have an active business license as of Jan. 1, 2020 can apply for a grant of up to $20,000, depending on revenues from 2019.

Business owners should visit the website for Alaska’s Small Business Development Center at aksbdc.org/covid19/ to begin the application process. Completed applications should be emailed to SewardCARES@aksbdc.org.

Nonprofits in the Seward area can find the application on the city’s website at www.cityofseward.us/community/covid-19. Completed applications for nonprofit relief should be emailed to manager@cityofseward.net. Grant amounts will also be based on revenues from 2019.

Questions about these programs should be directed to City Manager Scott Meszaros at 907-224-4047.

Read more about Seward’s CARES Act Relief program here.

Reach reporter Brian Mazurek at bmazurek@peninsulaclarion.com.

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