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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: https://forestry.alabama.gov/pages/Management/Cares.aspx

Forestry Financial Assistance Application for Landowners or Businesses: https://alabama.submittable.com/submit/174337/alabama-2020-cares-forestry-financial-assistance-application-for-landowners-or-bu