Valdez COVID-19 Economic Relief & Recovery Initiative

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Economic Relief_ Recovery Initiative Infographic

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Phase 1: Immediate Emergency Assistance (Complete)

COV Resolution 20-25: Waiving Interest Charges for Past Due Harbor Services and City Lease Payments
(Approved 04.29.2020) 

COV Resolution 20-19: Waiving Interest Charges for Delinquent Water, Sewer, and Refuse Fees  
(Approved 04.13.2020)

COV Resolution 20-25: Waiving Interest Charges for Past Due Harbor Services and Lease Payments
(Approved 04.29.2020)

COV Resolution 20-42: Suspending Penalties and Interest for Delinquent Property Tax Payments Until December 31, 2020
(Approved 07.22.2020)

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The City of Valdez Economic Relief Program, established by Valdez City Council, approved a one-time economic relief payment to qualifying Valdez households and businesses who had been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 health emergency.

Economic Stimulus Check Distribution Notice (7)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Is the payment taxable?
A1: In most cases, the payment is taxable income.
The City will issue 1099 forms to recipients in early 2021 for the 2020 tax year.
The City will only issue payments to applicants who provide a signed w9 form, which is on page two of the application.

Q2: How was this program funded?
A2: COV Resolution 20-24: Funding COVID-19 Local Economic Assistance Program for Local Households & Businesses (Approved 04.29.2020)

Q3: My question is not answered here, who do I contact?
A3: Email economicrelief@valdezak.gov or call 907.834.3461 during regular business hours (please leave a message and your call will be returned in the order it was received).

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Phase Three: Economic Recovery (In Progress)

On May 19, 2020, Valdez City Council established the Mayor’s COVID-19 Economy Recovery Task Force. The seven member group, chaired by Mayor Pro Tem Scheidt, will work with community partners to develop recommendations for how the City might best assist the recovery of our local economy from impacts of COVID-19.

Click here to view Resolution #20-28 for additional details.

Click here to view Economic Recovery Task Force meeting schedule and materials.

Mayor COVID19 Economic Relief Task Force