Aquaculture Grants Program (agp)


To provide assistance to eligible aquaculture producers.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Farm Service Agency
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Public Law 111-5.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The grants will be used to aid struggling aquaculture producers.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The beneficiary will apply through state and local governments.
Must provide receipts for feed purchased for aquaculture operation. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Eligible applicants will apply for assistance through the State Departments of Agriculture or similar state government entities in each state.
Award Procedure
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) will award $50 million to States by July 2009. Grants will be made on a pro rata basis based on the amount of agriculture feed used in each state during the 2007 calendar year, as determined by CCC.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The grants will be used to aid struggling aquaculture producers for losses associated with the high feed input costs during the 2008 calendar year.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
USDA is required to meet the ARRA reporting requirements. Cash reports are not applicable. USDA is requird to meet the ARRA reporting requirements. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
No Data Available.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
There are no restrictions placed on the time permitted to spend the money awarded. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office
Amy Mitchell, Farm Service Agency, Production, Emergencies, and Compliance Division
1400 Independence Ave SW, Stop 0510, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: Phone: (202) 720-8954.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 09 $50,000,000; FY 10 Estimate Not Available; FY 11 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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