US Aquaculture Industry COVID-19 Resources

The United States Aquaculture Society has compiled a list to help aquaculture businesses find resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This list is not a complete list of all the resources which may be available to you.  We will attempt to update this list as new resources are identified.

Financial Resources

National Financial Resources

US Department of Labor-

https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic

US Treasury Resources for Small Businesses - Paycheck Protection Program https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/top-priorities/cares-act/assistance-for-small-businesses

US Chamber of Commerce Resources

https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus

US Dept of Homeland Security Critical Worker Advisory List

https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/CISA_Guidance_on_the_Essential_Critical_Infrastructure_Workforce_Version_2.0_Updated.pdf

US Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Assistance Loan

https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/

US Small Business Administration Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program

https://www.sba.gov/document/support--express-bridge-loan-pilot-program-guide

USDA Farm Service Agency Loan Programs

https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/farm-loan-programs/

US Senate Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/9/7/97ac840c-28b7-4e49-b872-d30a995d8dae/F2CF1DD78E6D6C8C8C3BF58C6D1DDB2B.small-business-owner-s-guide-to-the-cares-act-final-.pdf

Internal Revenue Service

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/faqs-employee-retention-credit-under-the-cares-act

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-employee-retention-credit-available-for-many-businesses-financially-impacted-by-covid-19

Council of Development Finance Agencies

https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/resourcecenters/COVID-19.html

American Farm Land Trust Farmer Relief Fund https://farmland.org/farmer-relief-fund/

National Sea Grant Seafood Website https://seagrant.noaa.gov/seafood-resources

Southern Regional Aquaculture Center Financial Fact Sheets

https://srac.tamu.edu/categories/view/23 

National Sea Grant Law Office

http://nsglc.olemiss.edu/covid19/index.html 

Farm Credit East Webinars

https://www.farmcrediteast.com/knowledge-exchange/Webinars

Global Aquaculture Alliance

https://www.aquaculturealliance.org/blog/covid-19-update

Saving Seafood

https://www.savingseafood.org/news/washington/the-federal-relief-package-is-your-business-small-medium-large-essential-and-or-critical-and-what-do-those-terms-mean-for-you-and-your-employees/

Webinar by Carole Engle: Aquaculture Farm Financial Management During the Pandemic

https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AOZUgUvJogklAkI&cid=B49EE95C57372E82&id=B49EE95C57372E82%21148305&parId=B49EE95C57372E82%21148302&o=OneUp

Farmer’s Guide to COVID-19 Relief

http://www.flaginc.org/2020/04/farmers-guide-to-covid-19-relief/

Marketing Resources

Alternative Marketing of your Catch http://marketyourcatch.msi.ucsb.edu/

SRAC 0350: Small-Scale Marketing of Aquaculture Products 

Direct Marketing Videos from Ohio State University

https://agnr.osu.edu/events/agriculture-and-natural-resources-madness/full-bracket#Mar31

State Financial Resources

Alabama http://asbdc.org/covid19/

Alaska https://aksbdc.org/covid19/

Arizona https://www.azcommerce.com/covid-19

Arkansas https://asbtdc.org/covid-19-resources/

California https://business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019/

Colorado https://choosecolorado.com/covid19/

Connecticut https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Information-For/Business-Resources

Delaware https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/resources-for-businesses/

Florida

https://www.flchamber.com/follow-facts-not-fear/

https://www.flseagrant.org/disaster-assistance/

Georgia https://georgia.gov/covid-19-state-services-georgia/covid-19-support-businesses

Hawaii https://covid19.cochawaii.org/

Idaho https://commerce.idaho.gov/covid-19/

Illinois https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/Pages/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-(COVID-19)-Information-for-Small-Business.aspx

Indiana https://isbdc.org/indianacovid19smallbusiness/

Iowa https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/businessrecovery

Kansas https://www.kcsourcelink.com/coronavirus-business-resources

Kentucky https://thinkkentucky.com/COVID-19_Resources.aspx

Louisiana https://www.opportunitylouisiana.com/covid19

Maine https://www.mainechamber.org/covid19-yourbusiness.html

Maryland

https://mdchamber.org/resources/covid-19-resources/

Buy Local Map- https://marylandsbest.maryland.gov/buy-local-during-stay-at-home-order/

MARBIDCO Pandemic Adjustment Loan Fund http://marbidco.org/_pages/programs_loans/loan_programs_palpf_1.htm

Massachusetts https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-resources-and-guidance-for-businesses

Michigan https://www.michiganbusiness.org/about-medc/covid19/

Minnesota https://www.mnchamber.com/blog/covid-19-business-toolkit

Mississippi http://www.mssbdc.org/covid19

Missouri https://sbdc.missouri.edu/sbdc-covid-19-resources

Montana http://dli.mt.gov/employer-covid-19

Nebraska https://opportunity.nebraska.gov/nded-covid19/

Nevada https://www.rosen.senate.gov/covid-19-nevada-resource-guide

New Hampshire https://www.nhsbdc.org/covid-19-assistance

New Jersey https://www.nj.gov/labor/employer-services/business/covid.shtml

New Mexico http://www.nmsbdc.org/

New York http://www.nyssbdc.org/CoronaSBupdates.html

North Carolina https://www.nccommerce.com/news/solutions-covid-19/business-resources

North Dakota https://ndresponse.gov/covid-19-resources/covid-19-business-and-employer-resources

Ohio  https://ohiochamber.com/coronavirus-business-resources/

Oklahoma https://www.okcommerce.gov/covid19/

Oregon https://www.oregon4biz.com/Coronavirus-Information/

Pennsylvania https://www.pachamber.org/coronavirus/

Puerto Rico https://www.foundationforpuertorico.org/covid19

Rhode Island https://commerceri.com/covid-19/

South Carolina https://www.sccommerce.com/covid-19-business-relief-resources

South Dakota https://sdreadytowork.com/covid-19/

Tennessee https://www.tn.gov/ecd/covid-19-small-business-resources.html

Texas https://gov.texas.gov/business/page/coronavirus

Utah https://www.slc.gov/ed/covid19/

Vermont https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19

Virginia

https://www.vachamber.com/covid-19/

https://vaseagrant.org/together-for-virginia/covid-19-fisheries-resources/

https://www.arec.vaes.vt.edu/arec/virginia-seafood/COVID-19_Resources.html

Washington https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/covid-19-resources/covid-19-resources-businesses-and-workers

https://wsg.washington.edu/community-outreach/covid-19-resources-shellfish/

Washington DC https://coronavirus.dc.gov/dc-small-business-recovery-grants

West Virginia https://westvirginia.gov/covid-19-business-relief-resources/

Wisconsin https://wedc.org/programs-and-resources/covid-19-response/

Wyoming https://www.wyomingsbdc.org/covid19/