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On March 29, 2021, NOAA Fisheries announced the allocation of an additional $255 million in fisheries assistance funding provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (Round 2). The funding will support activities previously authorized under Sec. 12005 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, CARES Act (Round 1). It will be allocated to states, tribes, and territories with coastal and marine fishery participants who have been negatively affected by COVID-19. Upon receipt and approval of individual spend plans, the Commission staff will work with the various states, tribes, and territories to communicate and disseminate; information, applications, and other correspondences to fishery participants for requesting funds. Specific deadlines will be established in which all applications must be received; it will be noted that late applications will not be accepted.

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