CARES Act grants available for watermen in Chincoteague

Watermen in Chincoteague can now apply for CARES Act funding. “It hurts. It’s hurt the seafood industry big time,” said waterman Eddie Watson. Mayor Arthur Leonard says the town has set aside $30,000 for up to six watermen. Those receiving the grants could possibly get $5,000 apiece. “What we’re doing is a very small step. I wish there was more that we could do. I know the federal government gave a lot of money. But that trickles down, so we are doing with what we have,” said Mayor Leonard. Watson says the money would be a huge help. video, >click to read< 11:45

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