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Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program

State Resources for COVID-19 Economic Help

Alabama Small Business Development Center

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Alabama Department of Labor

Mississippi Department of Employment Security

Emergency Income Development Loan

Application Forms

Paycheck Protection Program Loan

Application Form

Fishery Participants Program

(Program is still in development)

Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission will allocate the money based on a state’s “spend plan.”

- A “spend plan” is how each state decides to allocate payments to their eligible participants
- For what a spend plan can include, see Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission

$300 Million to NOAA, divided among Fishery Participants nationwide

  • $3,299,234 to Alabama Fishery Participants
  • $1,534,388 to Mississippi Fishery Participants

Eligible Fishery Participants:

  • commercial fishermen
  • charter businesses
  • marine aquaculture operations
  • subsistence/cultural/ceremonial users
  • seafood processors, and
  • other fishery-related businesses


  • Vessel repair
  • Restaurants
  • Seafood retailers

Section 12005 of the CARES Act

Other Resources

Mississippi Homesaver Program
(Provides up to six months in help with mortgage payments)

Mississippi Childcare Crisis: Assistance in Isolation Plan

General Assistance for Alabama Residents and Businesses

CARES Act Business Loans, Compared

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Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program