USDA Rural Development Business and Industry (B&I) CARES Act Program Webinars

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making available up to $1 billion in loan
guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, agricultural producers that are not eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency loans may receive funding under USDA Business & Industry (B&I) CARES Act Program provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
B&I CARES Act Program loans must be used as working capital to prevent, prepare for or
respond to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The loans may be used only to support rural businesses, including agricultural producers, that were in operation on Feb. 15, 2020.
The Department begins accepting applications on May 22, 2020. Applications must be received no later than midnight Eastern Daylight Time on June 22, 2020, or until funds are expended. Program funding expires Sept. 30, 2021.
Eligible applicants may contact their local USDA Rural Development State Office in the state where the project is located.
Eligible Program Applicants: Federal or State-Chartered Banks, Savings and Loans, Farm Credit Banks, Credit Unions

Webinar Topics: Program Compliance & Documents, Application Requirements, Program Resources, Application Process Examples, Guidance on How to Apply.

Who Should Attend:
May 27 webinar – rural lenders and program participants
June 3 webinar – rural lenders, stakeholders and the general public

To register for the webinar on Wednesday, May 27 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, visit

To register for the webinar on Wednesday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, visit


There will be a regular meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Download a copy of the City Council Packet by clicking on the button below:

More ways to join the Council Meeting:

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Join by phone
Phone: 1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Access Code: 622 525 655


Additionally, due to the increased number of calls occurring at this time, when you call us you may reach an automated message that your call cannot be completed at this time. Please try us again later at 866-308-4848 or contact us via email by replying to this email or by clicking here.  The HYL & KTN Terminals are closed on our no-sail days but Agents will remain available by phone 7 days a week. Thank you!


SUNDAY Depart HYL 8:00am; Depart KTN 3:30pm 6:00am-7:00pm 9:00am-3:30pm   6:00am-7:00pm
MONDAY Depart HYL 8:00am; Depart KTN 3:30pm 6:00am-7:00pm 9:00am-3:30pm   6:00am-7:00pm
TUESDAY No sailings Closed Closed   9:00am-3:30pm
WEDNESDAY No sailings Closed Closed   9:00am-3:30pm
THURSDAY Depart HYL 8:00am; Depart KTN 3:30pm 6:00am-7:00pm 9:00am-3:30pm   6:00am-7:00pm
FRIDAY Depart HYL 8:00am; Depart KTN 3:30pm 6:00am-7:00pm 9:00am-3:30pm   6:00am-7:00pm
SATURDAY No sailings Closed Closed   9:00am-3:30pm

  IFA 4-Day Sailing Schedule Update:

The IFA will provide ferry service on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays through Monday May 18, 2020. The IFA will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as additional changes are implemented.

Travel is limited to essential critical business and personal travel only. Some examples of essential critical travel include people returning home, people traveling for critical medical care, people transporting essential products or people providing critical services.

Ferry departure and arrival times remain unchanged; we’ll depart Hollis at 8:00am and depart Ketchikan at 3:30pm. Terminals will be closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, but IFA Agents are available by phone at 866-308-4848 and by email seven days a week.

“These are unprecedented times and we are committed to our employees, elders and passengers for their safety and essential travel needs,” explains Ron Curtis General Manager of the Inter-Island Ferry Authority. “We are working diligently to preserve the health of our communities, customers, and staff.”

IFA Ferry Schedule Changes

Please Be Advised of IFA Schedule Change  

Recent ridership trends have allowed the IFA to reduce ferry service to 4 days a week yet still accommodate Essential Travel for people and businesses in need of returning home, traveling for critical medical care and for the transport of goods and service-people. We will sail Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday until further notice. We will depart at our usual times; we’ll depart Hollis at 8:00 am and depart Ketchikan at 3:30 pm.

In these unprecedented times, the IFA is taking a proactive approach to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by trying to balance the essential travel needs of the Community with the State’s Mandates and Alerts. We are adhering to the 6′ social distancing recommendation by capping our passenger capacity to forty. We are sailing at 25% normal capacity so passenger space is limited; please make your reservations in advance and arrive early to ensure your space on-board. Our Crews and Terminal Agents are using proven sanitation measures recommended by the CDC to slow down the spread of the virus. Your cooperation in following Crew and Agent directions at all times is greatly appreciated. Please check-in early to allow for these additional check-in measures.

Terminals will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday but Agents are available by phone at 866-308-4848 seven days a week.

Galley Service is very limited and may be closed completely in the near future.

Thank You, Donna R. Halvorsen Terminal Manager

Inter-Island Ferry Authority 

Toll Free 866-308-4848 ext #103

Direct line 907-313-5382

P.O. Box 495 Craig, AK 99921

Case Counts-Confirmed cases in Alaska:

How many cases are there?

Confirmed cases in Alaska by region ​​

  • Cumulative number of cases hospitalized to date:  0​
 Gulf Coast2​13

Information obtained from: