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Tlingit & Haida is now accepting applications for the Rescue Small Business Relief program. Tribal citizens who are small business owners and have been impacted by COVID-19 are eligible to apply for up to $5,000.

Funds must be expended in compliance with federal law and used by the applicant only to pay for business recovery-related expenses (i.e. utilities, internet, phone, payroll, inventory, etc.). All applications will be processed in the order received.

Only those eligible expenses incurred after March 3, 2021, or reasonably expected to be incurred by December 31, 2021 are eligible and required to follow the Purpose of Funds guidelines in the application.


Application Period: September 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021 or until funds are disbursed.


Maximum Funding Amount: $5,000

Who Can Apply:

  • All tribal citizens, regardless of where they reside in the U.S., are eligible to apply.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

  • Must be enrolled with Tlingit & Haida.

  • The individual applicant must be 50% owner of the small business.
  • Must have 50 employees or less.
  • Business must be actively managed by tribal citizen.

How to Submit:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Printed applications are available if applicant does not have access to the internet. Email rescuesbg@ccthita-nsn.gov or call 907.463.7799 for a paper application.

Application Requirements

  • Must be a licensed business prior to March 1, 2021.

  • Must provide legible and valid business receipts dated between March 3 - December 31, 2021.
  • 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.