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Ohio Department of Agriculture Aquaculture Grants Program

USDA Aquaculture Grant Program

On Sept. 15, 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture authorized up to $20 million in assistance to administer a 2009 Aquaculture Grant Program (AGP). Through the 2009 program, the Farm Service Agency will provide grants to state governments to assist eligible aquaculture producers who suffered losses associated with high feed input costs during the 2009 calendar year. State grant amounts are based on the amount of aquaculture feed used in each state during the 2003 through 2007 calendar years. For 2009, $18.5 million will be allocated to states that participated in the 2008 Aquaculture Grant Program authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The funds will be allocated in a pro-rata basis, based on the total amount of 2008 Aquaculture Grant Program benefits that would have been paid to eligible aquaculture producers in the state.

The State of Ohio will have up to $34,859 in state grants to provide assistance to eligible aquaculture producers. (Grant # USDA-FSA-2009 AGP-35)

Application Information
All Ohio Department of Agriculture Aquaculture Grant Program required documents, including the application, must be received by the department by February 4, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
Mail to:
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Attn: Lindsey Mandau
8995 E. Main St.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

For questions or more information, call Lindsey Mandau at 614-387-0474
Application Attachments
The following may be used in conjunction with other information provided in the guidelines to calculate eligibility for the Aquaculture Grant Program:
  • Protein Level Chart
  • Press Release
  • AGP News Releases
  • Additional Information