MOA Accepting Applications for Individual Artist and Expanded Hospitality Business Relief Grants
The Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) is accepting applications for two additional economic relief grant programs: the Individual Artist Relief Grant Program and a second round of the Hospitality Business Relief Grant Program, Tier C.
These grant programs are supported by the MOA’s $156 million in CARES Act funding.
The Individual Artist Relief Grant program will provide $5,000 grants to 100 artists applicants who meet the eligibility criteria. Applications and review will be managed by the MOA’s 49th State Angel Fund, while Cook Inlet Lending Center will provide disbursement and accounting. This grant supports practicing individual artists who have experienced economic hardship and loss of income from canceled events/sales, residences, workshops, gallery shows, terminated contracts, or job loss due to the pandemic and related emergency orders.
Eligible artists may apply online. The deadline to apply is Sunday, November 29, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Additional information about the Individual Artist Relief Grant program may be found in this FAQ document.
The Hospitality Businesses Relief Tier C Grant program round two will provide additional funds to qualifying hospitality businesses and is expanding the eligibility criteria to accommodate some hospitality business types that were excluded from round one. The Alaska Hospitality Retailers Association administers the Tier C program, which provides grants for small businesses such as cafés, caterers, quick service restaurants, snack bars, and all other non-liquor hospitality businesses.
Eligible businesses may apply online. The deadline to apply is Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Additional information about the Hospitality Business Relief Tier C grant program may be found in this FAQ document.
Additional information about the MOA’s grant programs may be found on the COVID-19 website.
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