2021 Advertising & Marketing Grant Program
On November 17, 2020 Valdez City Council adopted several recommendations from the Mayor's COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force. One of those recommendations involved funding an Advertising & Marketing Grant Program to assist the local business community.
Two Ways to Apply!
Click here to download an application. Submit by email, postal mail, or drop off to City Hall.
(Paper applications are also available in the lobby of City Hall.)
Click the graphic below to apply online.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the deadline for submitting an application?
A: January 15, 2021. (DEADLINE EXTENSION to FEBRUARY 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM)
Q: What is the maximum any one business can be awarded?
A: The maximum amount to be awarded is $5,000, with a 25% match.
Q: Do I have to be a COVID CONSCIOUS BUSINESS in order to receive grant funds?
A: Yes. You can sign up by going to the City of Valdez website at: http://www.valdezak.gov/569/Valdez-COVID-Conscious-Business-Program
Q: Do I have to be a registered business with the City of Valdez?
A: Yes. You have to have had a current business registration with the City of Valdez as of March 2020 to be eligible.
Q: Can I collaborate with more than one business and can everyone get the grant?
A: Yes. Each business must submit their own invoices for re-imbursement. It’s also a good idea in the narrative, to tell us about said collaboration.
Q: When will I know if I have been awarded?
A: The Economic Development Commission will meet the third Wednesday in January 2021 and review applications. “Notice to Proceed” letters will go out by email and mail the following week.
Q: How do I know you received my application?
A: You will receive a confirmation email within 3 business days of application submittal.
Q: What if I have further questions?
A: If you find that you have further questions when filling out your application, please don’t hesitate to contact Martha Barberio, Economic Development Director at MBarberio@ValdezAK.gov or (907) 290-9919. We are here to help!!