The amount of this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend will be announced on Sept. 18.
Acting Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell will reveal the much-anticipated total at an event in Anchorage.
Last year’s dividend was $878, the lowest since 2005. The historical low came in 1984, when individual checks totaled $331.
The checks are distributed in early October.
To qualify for a PFD, a person must have lived in the state for the entire calendar year before applying for a dividend, with the intent to remain indefinitely.
The dividend calculation is based on a five-year average of the Permanent Fund’s investment returns.
Last year, 610,633 dividends were paid to qualified Alaskans.
The Alaska Permanent Fund was created in the state constitution in 1976 as a savings for at least 25 percent of the state’s oil revenue. The Fund is invested in public and private assets around the world.
- The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning until Saturday morning for Mendenhall River and surrounding area.
- Large projects can often be contentious, and two of the most debated state projects in the past few years have been the Knik Arm Crossing and the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project.
- Gov. Bill Walker announced an additional $10 million cut to the University of Alaska.
- The largest share of that cut is to the account the state uses to partially reimburse local governments for school bonds.