In an announcement Wednesday, Governor Sean Parnell told Alaskans something they have been waiting to hear for months…the amount of this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend.
“Alaskan’s 2014 dividend amount is….$1,884,” Governor Sean Parnell said to the cheers and applause of a packed room at Anchorage’s Atwood Building.
This is the third-largest total in the 33-year history of the Permanent Fund Dividend.
Governor Sean Parnell says of the nearly 675,000 who applied, the state estimates close to 641,500 will qualify to receive this year’s payout.
“The oldest applicant…109-years-old,” he said. The youngest include 26 children who were born on December 31, 2013…just before the deadline.”
Governor Parnell says over 500 non-profits will benefit from this year’s Pick-Click-Give contributions.
“This year, 26,850 applicants pledged 44,693 contributions..that’s a new record. Over $2.8 million was pledged,” he said.
The 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend will be distributed to Alaskans beginning October 2nd.