Alaskans filing their Permanent Fund Dividend applications in the first day or so of the New Year were frustrated by technical problems with the Pick Click Give program. The Pick Click Give program allows Alaskans to choose an Alaskan non profit organization to donate all or part of their Permanent Fund dividend to. The idea is to make it easier for Alaskans to give, but right now, it’s not so easy. Permanent Fund Division director Deborah Bitney says initially there were problems on the site that did not allow people to choose the Pick, Click, Give program. Those, she says were fixed right away, but there is a lingering problem with the system timing out before it accesses the list of organizations to choose from.
Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage
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