By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel writer 

Application period open for 43rd year of Permanent Fund dividends


January 11, 2024

Almost 110,000 Alaskans applied for the fall 2024 Permanent Fund dividend in the first eight days after the application period opened on Jan. 1.

Applications close in 11 weeks, on March 31.

Last year’s dividend was $1,312. This year’s amount will be determined as part of annual state budget deliberations, which will begin next week when legislators reconvene in Juneau. The annual dividend is paid from the state general fund, which gets most of its money from investment earnings generated by the $78 billion Alaska Permanent Fund and from oil taxes and royalties.

About 635,000 Alaskans on...

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