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Alabama Forestry

The eligibility period for the use of CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds closed December 31, 2021. All CRF programs are closed. The program materials on this page are for informational use only. Please visit for current Covid-19 funding programs.

The Alabama Forestry Commission will be administering a forestry financial assistance program for timber owners negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is made possible with funding from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) of which Governor Ivey has awarded $10 million from Alabama’s Coronavirus Relief Fund.

The application period for this program is mid-September 2020 through mid-October 2020. Application information will be provided by the Alabama Forestry Commission.

Forestry Financial Assistance Program:
  • $10 million to provide timber owners, that qualify, a onetime financial assistance payment based upon the timber volume harvested during the early stages of the pandemic, March 01, 2020 to July 30, 2020.
  • Timber owners who meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive $1.00 per ton for timber harvested during the aforementioned time frame.
  • Applicants who receive payment are capped at a maximum payment of $10,000.00.

Timber owner eligibility requirements and additional information can be found at:

Forestry Financial Assistance Application for Landowners or Businesses: