Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Help for Nonprofits and Small Businesses
- Wasilla: The Wasilla City Council established two grant programs – Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grants and Personal Protective Equipment Grants. While the first is exclusively for local small businesses, both for-profit and nonprofit entities are encouraged to apply to the latter. Grant applications will be accepted through July 31, 2020 or until the dedicated funds have been distributed, whichever comes first, and awards will range up to $10,000.
- Palmer: The City of Palmer established three grant programs – the Small Business CARES Grant, the Non-competitive Nonprofit CARES Grant and the Competitive Nonprofit CARES Grant. For the Small Business and Non-competitive Nonprofit, the application period will end August 14, 2020 or when the dedicated funds have been distributed, whichever comes first. For Competitive Nonprofits, the application period will end July 31, 2020 and awards will be announced by August 7, 2020.
- Matanuska-Susitna Borough: The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has committed $13 million to support eligible small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Recipients will be awarded up to $10,000 to support their operations. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis with priority given to those who have not received previous federal, state or local financial assistance related to COVID-19. Applications will be accepted for Phase 1 from August 10 through August 16, 2020. The second round will open for applications on September 7, 2020.
- The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is partnering with The Alaska Community Foundation on the Coronavirus Nonprofit Relief Fund to support nonprofits in Alaska with CARES Act funding. Organization’s grant awards through this program will range from $25,000 to $1,000,000, with the total grantmaking allocation for being $35,000,000 for all three rounds of funding. The Alaska Community Foundation also has other coronavirus grants available to nonprofits in amounts ranging from $5,000 – $20,000.
- The Foraker Group has information on what you need to know about the new federal loans.
- The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) is offering Coronavirus Prevention and Response (CPR) grants of up to $50,000 to Mat-Su nonprofit organizations. The grants are designed to support local nonprofits as they address unplanned expenses and/or lost revenue relating to the coronavirus pandemic. Applications submitted under this program will receive expedited handling. Assistance securing a line of credit is also available. Learn how to apply on the Coronavirus Prevention and Response (CPR) grants page.
Help for Residents
- Get the latest local COVID-19 updates on the Matanuska Susitna Borough COVID-19 Response page.
- Learn about COVID-19 and get national updates through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- See Alaska 2-1-1 for information on housing/shelter, food, healthcare, and other support and updates including service changes and closures statewide and in the Municipality of Anchorage. If 2-1-1 does not work for you, please try 1-800-478-2221. Extended call center hours: 7am – 8pm, 7 days a week.
- Connect Mat-Su can provide Mat-Su residents with immediate access to information, referrals, and direct assistance needed for them to thrive physically, mentally and emotionally. Call 907-373-2628 8am – 5pm for assistance.
- Alaska Legal Services Corp. has resources and legal information related to COVID-19 on their website.
- Discover local volunteer opportunities through United Way of Mat-Su.
- The Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center and Wasilla Public Library are providing free drive-in WiFi so you can connect while maintaining social distance. You can find the free public WiFi option closest to you, as well as other resources, using this tool.
Mat-Su COVID-19 Test Sites
Are you concerned that you may have the coronavirus? There are currently 10 test sites in the Mat-Su Borough. Because test kits are still in short supply, people without clear symptoms may not be tested, but everyone with symptoms should be screened by a medical professional. For complete details, please call the test site of your choice before going there. Testing is available regardless of ability to pay.
Mat-Su Health Services
3261 Big Lake Road | (907) 376-2411
Capstone Clinic Palmer Mobile Testing Site
12039 E. Maple Springs Way, Suite A | (907) 864-4642
Mat-Su Regional Medical Center
2500 S. Woodworth Loop | (907) 861-6000
C’eyiits’ Hwnax Life House Community Health Center
11495 N Callison Street | (907) 631-7665
Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Center
1001 S Knik Goose Bay Road | (907) 631-7800
3122 E Meridian Park Loop | (907) 864-4642
Mat-Su Health Services
1363 W Spruce Ave | (907) 376-2411
Mat-Su Regional Medical Center Urgent Care
950 E Bogard Road, Suite 103 | (907) 352-2880
Urgent Care at Lake Lucille
185 E Parks Highway | (907) 373-4200
Sunshine Community Health Center
24091 Long Lake Road | (907) 495-4100