State matching funds available to help sell wild Alaska salmon
September 20, 2003
"Commercial fishing and processing are critical elements in the economy and culture of coastal Alaska, but this industry confronts significant challenges in marketing its products," Murkowski said. "By inviting proposals from the private sector on how to better market Alaska's wild salmon, and by requiring a match, we hope to unleash the creative energy of the private sector to promote sales."
According to a news release, state matching funds for salmon marketing will be available in three categories. The Major Grant Program is directed at major processors/marketers, and is designed to take advantage of the capabilities of larger companies. Grants available in this category do not have a specific dollar limit.
The Mini Grant Program is geared to mid-sized and growing companies, open to those that meet certain Small Business Administration (SBA) requirements. The maximum award in this category is $200,000.
The Micro-Grant Program is aimed at the small and emerging "direct marketing" sector. Awards in this category are limited to $25,000.
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