Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Florida Energy Technology Cost Share Program - Efficiency and Renewable Improvements in Commercial Aquaculture (ERICA)

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) developed the ERICA program to increase energy efficiency, reduce energy usage, and lower operating costs at commercial aquaculture facilities in Florida.

This grant program is designed to provide grant reimbursement for technologies that significantly increase energy efficiency and renewable energy for eligible commercial aquaculture facilities and farms located in Florida. 

Eligibility

Qualified applicants are those applicants who are certified under Section 597.004, Florida Statutes, and have a physical presence in the state of Florida. The applicant must maintain certification throughout the project implementation and the one-year energy data collection period.

Application Process

An application packet consists of the following documents.

FDACS will begin accepting applications on February 19, 2018. The application period will remain open until all funds are expended. Each applicant may submit only ONE application in response to this NOFA.

Please see the NOFA and its attachments for full details regarding program requirements, eligibility and application submittal.

Applications must be submitted in hard copy to:

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Office of Energy
ATTN: Florida Energy Technology Cost Share Program – Efficiency and Renewable Improvements in Commercial Aquaculture
600 South Calhoun Street, Room B04
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

Direct programmatic questions to Mrs. Gail Stafford at Energy@FreshFromFlorida.com. Answers to questions received by 5 p.m. EST each Thursday will be posted by 12 p.m. EST on the following Monday.

Funding Availability

Minimum award: $5,000

Maximum award: $30,000

Total funding available: $1,002,103.33

Cost Share

The grantee cost share amount is 25 percent of grant funds requested.

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