Alabama’s CARES Act Marine Industry Relief Program

Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Alabama Marine Resources Division has received authorization to begin implementation of relief funding, which will assist in the recovery efforts of Alabama’s seafood-related businesses. Examples of eligible businesses would be commercial fishing, processing, marine aquaculture, and charter for-hire. The funding is available for financial damages incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic between March 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020.

All applicants must provide one or more of the documents below. These documents must clearly show unreimbursed financial loss during March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020, related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Filed Alabama Income Tax forms
  • Notarized letter from a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) documenting loss
  • Sales transactions or receipts
  • Shipping and receiving documents
  • Seafood Landing Reports (can be for multiple states)
  • Accounting software reports
  • Copies of...
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How Grant Funding Makes Projects Possible

There comes a time for every public or private entity – be it a state or local government, a nonprofit organization, or even just an enterprising individual – when they require extra funding in order to get a worthwhile project off the ground. Nothing good in life is ever free, as the old saying goes, and you have to spend money to make money. Sadly, most people have been in situations where they simply didn’t have any money to spend. (Just think of all the times you’ve heard someone tell you what they would do if only they could afford it.) As a result, many dreams and ideas have gone unrealized and countless people have gone without assistance they might desperately have needed.
Fortunately, there are a number of groups and individuals who can often help to change this state of affairs. Grant providers and grant writers work year-round to raise funds and make them available to those in need. The work they do enriches communities, supports...

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