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CARES Team Updates on Application Processing | Small Business Grant

CARES Relief

The application period for Tlingit & Haida’s CARES Act Need-Based programs is now closed. If you have been asked to provide supporting documents, please email this information to caresrelief@ccthita-nsn.gov.

Tlingit & Haida is pleased to have been able to offer two Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act need-based programs for tribal citizen households impacted by the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic:

Family Education & Retraining Expenses

A one-time, needs-based program that supports households with unexpected education and related expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program was established to offset some of the expenses households are facing due to home schooling, retraining because of loss or diminishment of employment, and new education required.

Family Home & Utility Expenses

A one-time, needs-based program that supports households with unexpected reductions in income and increased family expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program was established to offset some of the expenses households are facing for rent, mortgage and utility.

These two need-based programs were developed to provide one-time financial assistance up to $500 per program per household to offset expenses for education, retraining,rent, mortgage and utilities.

Note: This support is not a per-capita distribution.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We greatly appreciate your patience and have been very honored to serve you during these unprecedented times! For more information, please call 907.463.7788 or email caresrelief@ccthita-nsn.gov.

CARES Small Business Grant


The application period for Tlingit & Haida’s Small Business Grant program is now closed. If you have been asked to provide supporting documents, please email this information to deptbed@ccthita-nsn.gov.

Tlingit & Haida is pleased to have been able to offer this program for tribal citizen small business owners who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic:

Small  Business Grant Program

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 processed in the order received and waitlisted application packets will begin to be processed only if funds are available.

Funds must be expended in compliance with federal law and used by the applicant only to pay for COVID-19 emergency-business related expenses (i.e. commercial/home business rent or mortgage payments, commercial/home business utility costs, payroll expenses for employees and personal protective equipment necessary for the business). Only those eligible expenses incurred subsequent to March 11, 2020, or reasonably expected to be incurred by December 30, 2020 are eligible, and required to follow the Purpose of Funds guidelines in the application.

Please Note: Application packets received or postmarked after Friday, December 18, 2020 will not be accepted.


Funding Amount:

  • $5,000

Who Can Apply:

  • All tribal citizens, regardless of where they reside, are eligible to apply to receive support from these programs.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be enrolled with Tlingit & Haida
  • Must be 50% owner of a small business
  • Must have 50 employees or less

Application Period Closed 12/18/20

How to Submit:

  • Email to deptbed@ccthita-nsn.gov
  • Fax to 888.322.6407
  • Mail to CARES Relief, 320 W. Willoughby Avenue, Suite 300, Juneau AK 99801


For more information, please contact Business & Economic Development at deptbed@ccthita-nsn.gov or 907.463.7107.