Alaskans file their Permanent Fund dividend applications in downtown Anchorage in March 2016. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz/Alaska Public Media)

This year’s Alaska Permanent Fund dividends will start hitting bank accounts on Sept. 20, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced on Friday. Payments to those who submitted paper applications or requested paper checks are set to go out about two weeks later, starting the week of Oct. 3.

This year’s $3,200-per-person payout from the state’s sovereign wealth fund includes a $650 payment meant to offset high energy costs.

This year’s PFDs are scheduled to arrive a few weeks earlier than usual. Last year, PFDs went out in mid-October. The oil-wealth checks were expedited in 2020 and distributed July 1 because of the economic impact of the pandemic. In 2017, 2018 and 2019, the payments went out during the first few days of October.