Kelp

Courtesy of NICK MANGINI

Local fisherman Nick Mangini is shown during a 2022 harvest at Blue Evolution’s 60-acre kelp farm off the coast of Kodiak.

The American Rescue Plan, signed into law in March of 2021, was meant to “enable all Americans to respond to and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.”

A significant part of that $3 billion investment went to the EDA, or Economic Development Administration. The EDA then designed a number of competitive grant programs to help build a more resilient economy.

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