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 as well as in our entryway, 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 travel ban is still in effect for programs. Please call 843-4370 for more information or to see if this affects a program you are interested in.

BBEDC Tax Preparation Program Open

BBEDC will be accepting applications for the Tax Preparation Program beginning January 1, 2022. The program will pay $150 towards the preparation of 2021 tax returns when using a BBEDC approved tax preparer.  BBEDC is currently closed to in-person visits, but our entryway is open and stocked with applications, pens, a copy machine and a drop box for applications.  For more information, contact Walter Reynolds at 1-907-842-4370 or walter@bbedc.com2022 Approved Tax Preparers

Applicants must complete and submit the following items to be eligible for program benefits:

  1. 2022 Tax Preparation Program Application & Applicant Acknowledgement page.
  2. 2022 BBEDC Affidavit of Residency Form with required attachments.
  3. 2022 Relationship Disclosure Form.

Bristol Bay Community Funding Workshop

Bristol Bay Native Association (BBNA) and Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation (BBEDC) are partnering to host the Bristol Bay Community Funding Workshop, February 15th – 17th! This will be an intensive three-day virtual community planning and grant writing workshop open to tribal, municipal, and nonprofit organizations in the Bristol Bay region. Sessions will focus on creating actionable community plans that align with a community's goals, putting those plans to work in the process of grant proposal writing, and introductions with potential project funders to make the most of critical funding opportunities. Register at tinyurl.com/BBCFW.  See the workshop flyer here.

Harvey Samuelsen Scholarship Trust (HSST) Applications Available

HSST applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now available. The deadline for this year’s application is June 10th, 2022 at 5 PM. Applicants should be enrolled full-time at an accredited university. Applications must be complete and submitted either by email, fax or dropped off at the Dillingham office entryway by the deadline. Please note, the deadline has changed this year. If you would like more information, please call 1-800-478-4370 and ask for Rachel Tilden or Laticia Swift. 2022-2023 HSST Scholarship Application

BBEDC Employment Program Opportunities 

BBEDC has 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 Position Open

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

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

HSST book

Looking 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.