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Application Extension for Alabama's CARES Act Marine Industry Relief Program

Press release
October 20, 2020
Marine Resources Division 251-861-2882, 251-968-7576

Application Extension for Alabama’s CARES Act Marine Industry Relief Program 

On September 14, 2020, the Alabama Marine Resources Division (MRD) opened applications for relief funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to assist in the recovery efforts of Alabama’s seafood-related businesses such as commercial fishing, processing, marine aquaculture, and charter for-hire activities. The funding is available for financial damages incurred by eligible businesses from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic between March 1, 2020, and May 31, 2020.

Due to the impacts of Hurricanes Sally and Delta, the application deadline has been extended to Friday, November 13, 2020. Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered to the MRD office in Gulf Shores by 5 p.m. that day.  

Before applying for the relief funds, please thoroughly review information available at the following webpage,

Completed applications and supporting documentation can be mailed, shipped or hand-delivered during office hours (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) to: 

Alabama Marine Resources Division
999 Commerce Dr.
Gulf Shores, AL 36547 

Electronic copies (including email) will not be accepted. 

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR,



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