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Rescue Small Business Relief Program

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Tlingit & Haida has relaunched the Rescue Small Business Relief program and is now accepting applications. Tribal citizens who are small business owners and have been impacted by COVID-19 are eligible to apply for up to $5,000. All applications will be reviewed and processed in the order received.

Funds must be expended in compliance with federal law and used by the applicant only to pay for business and/or recovery-related expenses (i.e., inventory, work-related gear, personal protective equipment & supplies, etc.).

Only those eligible expenses incurred after January 1, 2023, or reasonably expected to be incurred by December 29, 2023 are eligible and required to follow the Purpose of Funds guidelines in the application.

Note: Please make sure you have your tribal enrollment number, business expense receipts and banking information available before beginning the online application. Tribal citizens who do not know their tribal enrollment number will need to submit a request to the Program Compliance department and update their contact information. Requests can be made by emailing enrollment@ccthita-nsn.gov or calling 907.463.7146. Tribal citizens can also update their address through the Tribe’s website (click here).

All applicants will be contacted for assistance with any missing documents and to provide guidance during the application review.

Questions? Call 907.463.7799 or email RescueSBG@ccthita-nsn.gov


Application Deadline: 4:00 PM (AKST) on December 29, 2023 or when 450 grants have been awarded.

Maximum Funding Amount: $5,000

Who Can Apply:

  • All tribal citizens, residing in the USA, are eligible to apply to receive support from these programs.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be enrolled with Tlingit & Haida at time of submittal, or they do not qualify.
  • Must be 50% owner of the small business.
  • Must have 50 employees or less.
  • Business must be actively managed by tribal citizen.
  • Business must be located in the United States.

How to Apply:

  • Complete the online application or printed application.
  • Printed applications can be:
    1. Emailed (preferred) to RescueSBG@ccthita-nsn.gov
    2. Faxed to 1.888.322.6407
    3. Mailed via postal service to Tlingit & Haida, ATTN: Rescue Small Business Grant, PO Box 25500
      Juneau, AK 99802 (Note: This will add 2-4 weeks for processing).

Application Requirements:

  • Must be a licensed business prior to January 1, 2023.
  • Must provide legible and valid business receipts dated between January 1, 2023- December 29, 2023.
  • Only one application per business will be accepted.
  • Applications will be closed after 30 days of no response from applicant.


Notice: This ARPA Rescue Small Business Relief grant is taxable income. Businesses are advised to contact their accountants or tax preparers on how this will affect their tax returns.

For questions on the Rescue Small Business Relief program, please call 907.463.7799 or email rescuesbg@ccthita-nsn.gov.