With more than $3,706.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $3,624.00 million dollars, the majority of the federal budget in government grants is put into the business sector every year as small businesses and large corporations are the foundation of the economic growth in Alaska. There are 16,418 business establishments in the state of Alaska, and they break down to the following:

Alaska Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 9,950 registered businesses in Alaska have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 2,805 registered businesses in Alaska have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 1,642 registered businesses in Alaska have 10-19 employees.
  • 1,144 registered businesses in Alaska have 20-99 employees.
  • 297 registered businesses in Alaska have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 580 registered businesses in Alaska have over 500 employees.

Alaska Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 1,860 registered businesses in Alaska are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 1,084 registered businesses in Alaska are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 2,013 registered businesses in Alaska are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 1,755 registered businesses in Alaska are also service orientated businesses but are not categorized to the above sectors.

If you are in the farming industry, you may be eligible to apply for small business grants as well. There are more than 1,000 farms in the state of Alaska.

Starting and managing a small business in Alaska is not an easy task. Over $12,405,674,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of Alaska and more than 1,107 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in Alaska, some small business grants are given to business owners to start and grow their ventures, and grant recipients do not have to pay back the funding from government. Therefore, it makes sense to look into small business grants as one of your sources to fund your business.

To apply for business grants in Alaska, contact Alaska financial aid agencies, or

Access Applicant Portal

Current online applicants in Alaska are browsing from the following cities: Anaktuvuk Pass, Port Moller, Alakanuk, Levelock, Gustavus, Shungnak, New Stuyahok, Gambell, North Pole, Nome

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
2023 Alaska Native Organization Co-Management Funding Program (apply)

Funding Number: NOAA NMFS AK 2023 2007546
Agency: Department of Commerce
Category: Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $800,000
Connecting Kids to Coverage HEALTHY KIDS American Indian/Alaska Native 2023 Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreements (apply)

Funding Number: CMS 2D2 23 001
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services
Category: Health
Funding Amount: $1,000,000
OVC FY 2022 Invited to Apply - Administrative Funding Adjustment to Previously Funded FY2019 VOCA Victim Compensation Alaska (apply)

Funding Number: O OVC 2022 171427
Agency: Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime
Category: Law, Justice and Legal Services
Funding Amount: $547,317
611th Water Quality Support, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska (apply)

Funding Number: W911KB 22 2 0018
Agency: Department of Defense, Alaska District
Category: Environment
Funding Amount: $480,000
Management, Invasive Species, Multiple Plant Species, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska (apply)

Funding Number: W911KB 22 2 0015
Agency: Department of Defense, Alaska District
Category: Environment
Funding Amount: $64,989
Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (apply)

Funding Number: FR 6600 N 23
Agency: US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Category: Housing
Funding Amount: $5,000,000
Management, Species, Bat Survey, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska (apply)

Funding Number: W911KB 22 2 0012
Agency: Department of Defense, Alaska District
Category: Environment
Funding Amount: $55,280
Management, Species, Salmon Otter Lake Drainage, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska (apply)

Funding Number: W911KB 22 2 0011
Agency: Department of Defense, Alaska District
Category: Environment
Funding Amount: $98,040
Management Species Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Prey (Marine), Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska (apply)

Funding Number: W911KB 22 2 0010
Agency: Department of Defense, Alaska District
Category: Environment
Funding Amount: $195,466
Administrative Record Support, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, JBER, Alaska (apply)

Funding Number: W911KB 22 2 0009
Agency: Department of Defense, Alaska District
Category: Environment
Funding Amount: $391,340

 

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