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City of Cordova Economic Stimulus

The City of Cordova allocated $1 million of its CARES Act funding to mitigate the financial impacts of COVID-19 on Cordova residents and businesses. Funds will be issued directly to Cordova residents in the form of a CordovaCash card preloaded with funds to be used exclusively at Cordova-based businesses. The funds will directly impact Cordova’s economy through spending at local businesses. Contact cordovacash@cityofcordova.net with questions.

Residents

  • Complete an application to confirm residency.
  • Must have a physical address in Cordova and intend to reside in Cordova through the 2020-21 winter season. May need to confirm residency with utility bill, mail, lease or other document.
  • Must indicate your household has been impacted by COVID-19 health emergency.
  • Once approved, CordovaCash cards will be issued in the following increments: $500 for each applicant and applicant spouse/partner, $300 for each dependent.
  • Hard copies of the application are available at City Hall.
  • The deadline to apply is October 16, 2020.

Businesses

  • Complete an application to ensure cash cards can be used at your business.
  • Make sure your business license is up to date.
  • Your business needs credit card processing capability and accept VISA. If not, consider signing up for Square, PayPal or any system that allows use of VISA cards.
  • Once approved, a representative of the City of Cordova or Cordova Chamber of Commerce will set up a time to swipe an activation card on your credit card processor so you will be ready to accept CordovaCash cards.
  • Hard copies of the application are available at City Hall.
  • The deadline to apply is October 16, 2020.

CordovaCash card FAQ

The CordovaCash card is issued to residents of Cordova, Alaska by the City of Cordova as part of its COVID-19 Economic Recovery plan to support Cordova businesses through local spending.

The CordovaCash card is accepted at participating Cordova, Alaska shops, restaurants, service providers, businesses and more. The CordovaCash card is valid for one year from the date of activation at which time all unused funds will revert to the program.

CordovaCash cards will be mailed the second week of November.

The following Cordova shops, restaurants, service providers, and businesses have signed up to accept the CordovaCash card. Click here for the list of participating businesses »

You can use the card several times until the balance is used.

In some cases, the City can cancel your card and reissue a card with the remaining balance. If you lose your card, contact the City of Cordova immediately.

You can check the balance by calling 800-755-0085 or going to getmybalance.com.

The CordovaCash card is valid for one year from date of activation at which time all unused funds will revert back to the program. To provide timely and needed support to Cordova businesses, recipients are encouraged to fully expend the card balance during the 2020-21 winter season.