Application Period for Shrimp Refrigeration Cost-Share Program is Closed

Release Date: 04/08/2014

(April 8, 2014) – Officials with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced today that the application period for the shrimp refrigeration cost-share program has closed.

The program, announced in January, provided eligible shrimp vessel owners, docks, and processing facilities the opportunity to qualify for 50 percent of any authorized refrigeration equipment costs, up to $30,000. The application period opened on January 24, 2014 and by March 31 more than 350 applications were received.

Staff with the Department will review the submitted applications and work directly with the applicants to determine eligibility.

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