"Five private companies in Bay County — including Eastern
Shipbuilding — submitted applications for Triumph Gulf Coast spill funds
that “do not appear to be eligible at this time” under state law, the
board decided Monday.
The Triumph board voted in favor of a staff
recommendation to declare 24 of the 116 pre-applications that were
submitted — including five private businesses and one nonprofit from Bay
County — not eligible for the oil-spill funding, with many of those 24
being requests made by private companies.
But the companies are
not out of the running for the funds as they could work with staff to
resubmit a formal application giving more details about why they believe
their project complies with the law, Triumph officials said Monday...."