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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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Updates 

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 or other program eligibility 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.

The BBEDC Board has also issued a travel ban for programs and staff. Please call 843-4370 for more information or to see if this affects a program you are interested in.

Residency Policy Changes

The BBEDC Board has revised its Residency Policy to be effective January 1, 2021. Eligibility for BBEDC residency will change from residing in a BBEDC CDQ community for the previous 12 months to the previous 24 months. Residency must be renewed annually. Please thoroughly review the 2021 BBEDC Affidavit of Residency to familiarize yourself with the documentation needed to verify and qualify for residency and participation in BBEDC programs. Questions can be answered by calling 842-4370.      2021 BBEDC Affidavit of Residency    BBEDC Residency Flyer

Tax Preparation Program

BBEDC will be accepting applications for the Tax Preparation Program beginning January 1, 2021. The program pays up to $150 towards the preparation of 2020 tax returns when using a BBEDC approved tax preparer.  For more information, contact Walter Reynolds at 1-800-478-4370, 842-4370 or walter@bbedc.com. BBEDC is currently closed to in-person visits, but our entryway is open and stocked with applications, pens, copy machine and a drop off envelope for applications. Applicants should complete and submit the following items:

  1. 2021 Tax Preparation Program Application
  2. 2021 BBEDC Affidavit of Residency Form
  3. 2021 Relationship Disclosure Form

BBEDC 2019 AR Cover2019 BBEDC Annual Report

The BBEDC 2019 Annual Report is now available. Check out what we’ve been up to over the last year and please drop us an email (admin@bbedc.com) or give us a call if you need more information about any of our many programs and services.

USDA Seafood Trade Relief Program (STRP)

The commercial fishers in Bristol Bay communities may be eligible for the USDA Seafood Trade Relief Program (STRP). Applications will be accepted by the USDA September 14, 2020 through January 15, 2021. Applications must be complete with all additional necessary forms within 60 days after submission. The USDA has esbablished a Call Center to provide additional one-on-one support with the STRP application. Call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee.  USDA STRP Application Packet  STRP Quick Reference Guide   Tutorial Video STRP    STRP Fact Sheet

BBEDC resident watershed fishers may receive assistance with completing their applications through our associates at the Alaska Business Development Center. Watershed residents need to contact BBEDC to be placed on the list to receive assistance. Contact walter@bbedc.com, mpat@bbedc.com, alice@bbedc.com, anthony@bbedc.com, or gary@bbedc.com

Funding Chart of COVID19 Assistance for Fishers

BBEDC Employment Opportunities

BBEDC still has some temporary positions open The positions are posted here, please check back often to see additions to our Seasonal, In-Region Internship, and Youth Internship positions.

BBEDC Full-time Positions Open

The position of Education, Employment & Training (EET) Director is open at BBEDC. The EET Director is responsible for the overall management of the EET Department including development and implementation of EET programs and all aspects of the Harvey Samuelsen Scholarship Trust.  This is a full-time exempt position with benefits.  Contact Chris Napoli at 842-4370 or chris@bbedc.com for more information. See the full job description here. Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter and resume along with a fully completed BBEDC employment application.

Also open is the position of Community Outreach Coordinator. This position will be responsible for promoting BBEDC and assisting with all areas of outreach. See the full job description here. Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter and resume along with a fully completed BBEDC employment application, see above. Contact Chris Napoli for more information at 842-4370 or chris@bbedc.com.

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.