Economic relief program popular with fishermen

Nov 11, 2020

Two new economic relief grant programs have just gotten underway, and others have already transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars to successful applicants.
City of Homer spokesperson Jenny Carrol gave an update to the Homer City Council at its meeting last night.

City of Homer

The Homer City Council on Monday night passed its latest emergency recovery grant program, this one aimed at fishermen, predictably named “FERG.” It’s stocked with $1.3 million in federal CARES Act money funneled to the city through the state of Alaska in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The issue had broad support from former fishermen like Jim Herbert.