Yesterday I received an email asking that I help “… identify any damages from Hurricane Isaac to the coastal infrastructure that supports our commercial fisheries such as fishing docks, ice machines/cold storage facilities particularly those that are publicly owned or owned by co-operatives.”
It was my understanding that the agency sending the email did “… have grant funds for construction, rehabilitation of public works and development facilities.”
Wanting to get this information out as soon as possible to all applicable parties, I posted an article concerning this on the BayouLog.com blog.
Unfortunately, it was later pointed out that these particular grants are for PUBLIC ENTITIES AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ONLY, NOT FOR PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS/COMPANIES OR FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.
Consequently, I removed the blog post. Those who subscribe to the blog receive the articles via email as soon as they are posted. This means that many times the emails are forwarded to many other people. As such, these emails cannot be retrieved.
I apologize for the misunderstanding and confusion.
Once again, in summary, these fisheries infrastructure grants are for public entities and non-profits only, not for private individuals/companies or for-profit organizations.