CBJ Assembly Has Funded JEDC for Emergency Loans for Juneau Businesses
CBJ Assembly has funded the Juneau Economic Development Council resources for loans for small businesses in Juneau negatively impacted by Covid19.

CBJ Resolution 2888 states: “The purpose of the loans administered by JEDC are to provide small businesses with working capital to bridge the time before federal or state monies are available. The absence of State or Federal assistance does not absolve the business owner for the responsibility to repay the loan.”

We hope you will pass on this information to your community members (scroll down for additional details and a link to the application) and in the mean time please take a look at a round up of resources for small businesses in this special edition of the JEDC News.


Do you fit the following criteria?

  1.  Is your business physically located in Juneau?
  2. Are you current with CBJ Sales Tax?
  3. Are you current with business property tax?
  4. Does your business have 25 employees or fewer during the onth of January 2020?
  5. Has COVID-19 adversely impacted your business?

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Required Forms
FYI, these forms will launch an automatic download in the form of a PDF check your downloads folder to view/save the form.

Additional Forms

30 Minute Video Overview

"Step-By-Step Guide to Apply for and Get Approved for a Disaster Loan"

**Please note this information was recorded PRIOR to the passing of the CARES Act**
Details on how to apply for the EIDL

The Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program (EBL) provides expedited bridge loan financing for businesses that have been affected by COVID-19. The loans are backed by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The program is a supplement to the SBA’s existing Economic Disaster Loan.

Small businesses can borrow up to $25,000 for disaster-related purposes through March 13, 2021. Because it’s an express loan, the SBA has stated that you’ll receive the funds within 45 days of approval, and no later than 90 days.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

On March 27, 2020 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (aka the CARES Act) was signed into law. The CARES Act provides financial relief to struggling small businesses in a few different ways including loans, grants, and credit programs.

What is the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program?

The Paycheck Protection Program, part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides the crucial funding businesses need to keep employees paid during a time of crisis and uncertainty.

40 Minute Video Overview

"SBA Paycheck Protection Program"
Accessing COVID-19 Business Support Programs

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Ian Grant, AKSBDC
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Daily Briefings for Small Businesses about Coronavirus Opportunities
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