Our Mission
It is the purpose of the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation to promote economic growth and opportunities for residents of its member communities through sustainable use of the Bering Sea resources.

 

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Lobby closureBBEDC Office Closed to In-Person Traffic until Further Notice

To ensure the health and safety of our staff, clients, visitors and community, BBEDC has closed its office to in-person traffic until further notice. Click on the flyer at left for more information. All forms and applications can be found on our website and any questions can be answered by calling 907-842-4370. If you think you will have residency issues related to travel restrictions and COVID-19, please call the BBEDC offices and notify us or email admin@bbedc.com. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Position Open- Receptionist

BBEDC is currently looking for candidates to fill our Receptionist position. The Receptionist is responsible for performing general office procedures on a daily basis, including answering phones, mail collection and delivery, general typing and data entry, faxing, and more. See job description for details. The postion is full-time with benefits and is open until filled.  Applicants must provide a cover letter, resume and complete BBEDC employment application. Receptionist Job Description    BBEDC Employment Application  Due to the current COVID-19 circumstances we are not conducting interviews at this time, but continue to accept applications.

BBEDC 2020 Tax Preparation Program Open

Time to get ready for April 15th! BBEDC's Tax Preparation Program is here to help you through the process. The program provides up to $150 for professional preparation per tax return. All BBEDC CDQ Community residents are eligible to apply. To apply, return the application, supply residency documentation and submit the relationship disclosure form. Below are some program details, contact BBEDC for more information. 2020 Tax Preparation Application   BBEDC Approved Tax Preparers    2020 Tax Tips

  • Residents must submit a complete Tax Preparation Application. Spouses filing separately will need to register separately.
  • All adults receiving services have on file or submit a current Residency Form.
  • Participant submits a Relationship Disclosure Form with the application.
  • Tax Preparer is on BBEDC's approved tax preparer list.
  • Only 2019 taxes are eligible, preparer will require an approval card.
  • Application period is January through mid-April.

The IRS has extended the tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020. BBEDC urges fishers to file your 2019 tax return as soon as you can, do not wait until July 15.

The BBEDC Tax Preparation Program application period will close in April (or when funds are depleted) as originally planned. Residents may register for the program now and delay preparation of tax returns if necessary.

Fisheries Habitat Protection Grant

Through the Fisheries Habitat Protection Grant, BBEDC is offering limited financial support to organizations and individuals who are working to protect the habitat that sustains the Bristol Bay fisheries. Specifically from unsustainable development from large scale metallic mining.

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to support individual endeavors, and larger awards are available for organizations based in Bristol Bay. Grant distribution will be project specific, and require the applicant to provide a project narrative, budget, time table for completion, and reportable, deliverable outcomes. Interim reports and updates will be mandatory upon BBEDC's request. Funding is limited, and all proposals are due by April 1, 2020.

For more information on how to apply, contact Gary Cline or Anthony Zoch in the Regional Fisheries Department by phone at 842-4370 or 1-800-478-4370, or email regionalfish@bbedc.com.

US Census Now!

Did you know that you can participate in the 2020 Census now? You don't have to wait for your card to be dropped off or to come in the mail. You just need your street address or a good description of the place where you live. Take some time to do it now. Go to this website and complete a census form: https://2020census.gov/en.html

BBEDC 2018 Annual Report

BBBEDC 2018 Annual ReportThe BBEDC 2018 Annual Report is now available. Please take some time to review our activities over the last year and see all of the amazing opportunities available for residents and communities. Enjoy, and please contact us if you are interested in learning more about any of our programs.

 

 

Books for Sale- The Canneries, Cabins and Caches of Bristol Bay, Alaska

HSST bookLooking for a gift to give from the Bristol Bay Region? John Branson's book is a great choice. Filled with pictures and history of the Bristol Bay fisher, it is sure to please. For more information or to purchase your copy, contact BBEDC at 907-842-4370 or admin@bbedc.com. Resale quantity discount available. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Harvey Samuelsen Scholarship Trust.