Alaska CARES Grant Program

The Alaska CARES Grant Program launched June 1st to provide emergency relief funds to Alaskan small businesses.  These funds are available on a first come, first serve basis to businesses with 50 or fewer employees and for those that did not qualify or were not able to obtain funding from SBA PPP, EIDL, or other funding programs under the CARES Act; as long as they were based, licensed, and located in Alaska on March 11, 2020.

Please click here for the online application form and eligibility requirements.

Our Mission

As the state and federally designated regional economic development organization for Southeast Alaska, Southeast Conference serves as the collective voice for advancing the region’s economy. Southeast Conference has 180 member organizations representing 1,200 people from 32 regional communities. The mission of Southeast Conference is to undertake and support activities that promote strong economies, healthy communities and a quality environment in Southeast Alaska. Southeast Conference began 58 years ago with a group of people supporting the establishment of a regional transportation system in Southeast Alaska, which led to the formation of the Alaska Marine Highway System. After that success Southeast Conference stayed together through more than a half-century to focus on concerns unique to the region, including transportation, maritime, tourism, timber, seafood, mining, health care, government, and overall quality of life.

Please use the following button to make your donation to the work being done by the Southeast Conference.

Latest News

  • Support for the Decker Family

    Julie Decker, Executive Director of the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, has been a long-standing member with Southeast Conference and a powerful advocate for mariculture development in Southeast Alaska. On July 27, 2020, Julie and her husband Gig, suffered the devastating loss of both of their children, Helen (19) and Sig (21), in a motor vehicle accident. The children were in Petersburg commercial fishing to earn money for college. Please join us in supporting the Decker Family in this time of unimaginable tragedy and heartbreak.


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