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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Marine Issue Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? Marine issues! 

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project!
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1) Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation
  • The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation's mission is to assist programs that are designed to strengthen and improve the quality of life in communities served by the cruise industry.
  • The Foundation's areas of emphasis include:
    • Civic and Community Development
    • Educational Assistance and Training Programs
    • Public Health Programs
    • Environmental Preservation Programs
  • All applicants will need to complete an online application, which must...
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