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Sam Pfeifle

CARES Act applications open today in Miss.!

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Hey folks in Mississippi - if you're looking for a lifeline, applications for CARES Act funding for commercial fishing opens today, November 9:

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Applications can be found on the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) website.

Applicants must be a Mississippi resident 18 years or older and have possessed a valid Mississippi resident commercial fishing, dealer-processor, or charter boat license during the July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, license year.

Applicants may only apply in one category and must meet the threshold of economic revenue losses greater than 35% (as required by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) compared to the prior five-year average. If applying as a business, it must be domiciled in Mississippi and registered with the Mississippi Secretary of State.

Participants must not be debarred, not on the government “do not pay list” and in good standing the with federal and state government. Also, participants cannot have previously been made whole by other CARES Act funds.

Applications close Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. No late applications will be considered and there will be no appeals if the deadline is missed. Funding allocation has been structured so that all applications submitted before the deadline will be considered.

 

For those in other states, be on the look out, or just google "CARES Act [your state] fishing"

 

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