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)