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Businesses hurt in December/January winter storms might get financial relief

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Courtesy Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce
Icy downtown sidewalks in Fairbanks after freezing rain comes between two heavy snowstorms in late December, 2021.

The Fairbanks North Star Borough’s Emergency Management office is interested in hearing from businesses that suffered because of the severe winter storms.

Nancy Durham, the Borough’s Emergency Manager has a deadline for Friday, March 11 to collect information from local businesses. If a threshold of companies in the borough demonstrate they were damaged, the Small Business Administration may create a relief program for businesses in the area.

Called the Economic Injury Only Declaration, it is similar to a relief program the SBA implemented for the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses who suffered because of our snow and ice storms can fill out a form and email it to Nancy.durham@fnsb.gov.

The form is available here: https://files.constantcontact.com/e1c4a8f7001/93d4db6a-2260-4385-b443-213788bc6499.pdf