Municipality of Skagway Approves SNOW Program!!

SNOW GRANT CLOSED


TIERS I, II, AND III APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

Applications DUE at 4:59 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020


Originally Posted Oct 5, 2020

The SNOW Grant (Skagway Normal Operations for Wintertime) has been developed to help provide restaurant, grocery, retail, newspaper, salons, and fuel services to residents in hopes of keeping them both mentally and physically healthy during the long winter months in Skagway, Alaska, and to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the financial stability of Skagway businesses.


Pursuant to Resolutions 20-40R, 20-41R, and 20-42R adopted by the Assembly on October 1, 2020, the Municipality of Skagway has established the SNOW Grant Program for local Skagway businesses. This program operates in three tiers. Tier 1 for Restaurants and Grocery stores, Tier 2 for retail establishments, and Tier 3 for newspapers, salons, and fuel providers.


TIER I: Restaurants and Groceries

Tier 1 SNOW Application
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Download PDF • 323KB

TIER II: Retail Establishments

Tier II SNOW Application
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Download PDF • 318KB

TIER III: Newspapers, Salons, & Fuel Providers

Tier III SNOW Application
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Download PDF • 381KB


• To qualify for Tier I or Tier II SNOW Grant funding, eligible businesses must have maintained an open storefront from November 2019 through March of 2020, paid municipal sales tax during that same period, and must commit to maintaining an open storefront from October 15, 2020 through March 31, 2021.


• To qualify for Tier III SNOW Grant funding, eligible businesses must have been open from November 2019 through March of 2020, paid municipal sales tax during that same period, and must commit to being open from November 15, 2020 through April 15, 2021.


The application deadline for all tiers is 4:59 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020. The appeal deadline for all tiers is 4:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.


Program applications are available above, online at www.skagway.org/forms, by request by emailing h.rodig@skagway.org, or in the lobby of City Hall. All applications should be submitted to City Hall via email @ h.rodig@skagway.org or drop off at 700 Spring Street.


If you will receive the SBEG Grant monies it will NOT hinder your ability to receive SNOW grant funding, confirmed 10/5/2020.


More Information on Tiers


Tier I Funding - Restaurants and Grocery Establishments:

• Total funding: $150,000

• Maximum funding per business: $25,000

• Payment will be disbursed by the end of each month from October 2020 through April 2021.

• If a business is closed by a state or local mandate due to COVID-19 response, it will continue to receive funding through the life of the grant program.


Eligibility:

• Primary place of business has to be Skagway, Alaska.

• Business must be a restaurant or grocery establishment.

• Business must have maintained an open storefront from November 2019 through March 2020.

• Paid municipal taxes in both the fourth quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020.

• Commitment to maintaining an open storefront five days per week from October 15, 2020 through March 31, 2021.

• Did not accept a Tier II SNOW Grant for the same business.

• A business and/or its owner is only eligible for one Tier I SNOW Grant.

• Business agrees to comply with all federal, state, and local COVID-19 protocols, in existence and which may become necessary in the future.

• Business agrees to require employees to wear cloth face coverings over the nose and mouth at all times when indoors, and outdoors when six-foot distancing is not possible.


Tier II Funding - Retail:

• Total funding: $150,000

• Maximum funding per business: $6,500

• Payment will be disbursed by the end of each month from October 2020 through April 2021.

• Businesses that received funding from the Municipality’s Small Business Emergency Grant program are also eligible to receive funding for the Tier II SNOW Grant program.

• If a business is closed by a state or local mandate due to COVID-19 response, they will continue to receive funding through the life of the grant program.


Eligibility:

• Primary place of business is Skagway, Alaska.

• Must be a retail business that sells real or tangible personal property for any purpose other than resale, as defined in SMC 4.08.005(A)(7).

• Must have maintained an open storefront from November 2019 through March of 2020.

• Must have paid municipal taxes in both the fourth quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020.

• Must commit to maintaining an open storefront four days per week (minimum two hours/day) from October 15, 2020 through March 31, 2021 (a one-month closure will be allowed).

• Business agrees to comply with all federal, state, and local COVID-19 protocols, in existence and which may become necessary in the future.

Business agrees to require employees to wear cloth face coverings over the nose and mouth at all times when indoors, and outdoors when six-foot distancing is not possible.


Tier III Funding – Newspapers, Salons, Fuel Providers:

• Total funding: $35,000

• Maximum funding per business: $5,000

• Payment will be disbursed at the end of each month from November 2020 through April 2021.

• Businesses that received funding from the Municipality’s Small Business Emergency Grant program are also eligible to receive funding for the Tier III SNOW Grant program.

• If a business is closed by a state or local mandate due to COVID-19 response, they will continue to receive funding through the life of the grant program.


Eligibility:

• Primary place of business is Skagway, Alaska.

• Must be a newspaper, salon, or fuel provider business.

• Must have been open from November 2019 through March of 2020.

• Must have paid municipal taxes in both the fourth quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020.

• Must commit to being open four days per week from November 15, 2020 through April 15, 2021 (a one-month closure will be allowed).

• Business agrees to comply with all federal, state, and local COVID-19 protocols, in existence and which may become necessary in the future.

• Business agrees to require employees to wear cloth face coverings over the nose and mouth at all times when indoors, and outdoors when six-foot distancing is not possible.

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