The application process has begun for 2013 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividends, and it's open to all eligible Alaska residents at the PFD Division website.
The deadline for applying is March 31. On New Year's Day, nearly 21,000 Alaskans had already filled out their applications online. Last year, the payout was $878.
If you encounter problems trying to apply, can call the Alaska Permanent Fund office in Anchorage at 1-907-269-0370 or Juneau at 1-907-465-2326 week days between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
A record 471 Alaska non-profit entities are already asking everyone eligible to receive a permanent fund dividend this year to share it with them through the Pick.Click.Give program. In 2012, Bean's Café in Anchorage became the first nonprofit to receive pledges totaling more than $100,000.
For information on these entities, log on to the PickClickGive.org website, where each nonprofit has its own profile page with information about their mission.
In 2012, more than 23,000 Alaskans pledged more than $2.2 million through Pick.Click.Give.