Gov. Mike Dunleavy

Gov. Mike Dunleavy

Gov. Mike Dunleavy made an announcement during the final moments of a press conference Wednesday night in Anchorage.

The 2020 Permanent Fund Dividend checks will be distributed to eligible Alaska residents starting July 1.

“This has been a difficult situation for everyone. This is an ongoing situation. Individual Alaskans have been hurt economically, businesses have been hurt economically. We’re going to do all we can to get that in the right direction,” Dunleavy said. “We’re going to move up the date for the PFD for Alaskans to July 1. We’re in extraordinary times. We need to make sure people of Alaska have cash in their hands to help with the economy.”

The annual PFD is typically distributed starting in early October of each year.

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