East Hampton Town will accept a $400,000 New York State Regional Economic Development Council grant, bringing the town closer to building its new aquaculture facility in Springs.
The town board had been undecided on whether to accept the state money, which was awarded in December and requires a nearly $270,000 match from the town.
The town board voted 5-0 at its meeting Thursday to accept the state money, the largest Regional Economic Development Council grant the town has ever received. The grant will fund facility designs, town officials have said.
East Hampton’s aquaculture department works to replenish the local commercial stock of clams, scallops and oysters.