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2008 NC Aquaculture Grant Progam

Application Deadline Extended Until: July 31, 2009

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). Section 102(d) of the Recovery Act provides $50 million to administer a 2008 Aquaculture Grant Program (AGP) to assist aquacultureproducers for losses associated with high feed input costs during the 2008 calendar year.


Only persons currently farming aquaculture species in the State of North Carolina with a North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) Aquaculture Production License or Division of Marine Fisheries Aquaculture Operations Permit qualify for this Program.


During the 2008 calendar year an aquaculture producer met the following criteria:

Raised an aquaculture species in a controlled environment;
maintained the aquaculture species as part of a farming operation and had a risk in the production of such species;
produced an aquaculture species for which 2008 feed costs represented at least 25% of the producer's total input costs for the aquaculture operation, as certified by the producer;
experienced at least a 25% increase in 2008 feed costs above the previous 5-year average (2003-2007).
Is currently in operation (2009), as of the date of their AGP application with the NCDA&CS.
Application Materials

Application Packet
W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
Find Your Congressional District Number

All materials must be delivered by hand or overnight delivery service by the application deadline of July 31, 2009 to:
Sandi Cummings
Contracts and Grants Administrator
NCDA&CS, Budget and Finance
2nd Floor - Room 217
2 West Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601


NCDA&CS Marketing Division, Agribusiness Development - Ron Fish
1020 Mail Service Center Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1020
Phone: (919) 707-3119 – FAX: (919) 733-0999