Financial Assistance for Farmers Impacted by COVID-19

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Farms and businesses with fewer than 500 employees and that meet the Small Business Administration’s definition of ‘small business’ can apply for a federal emergency relief program starting April 3, 2020.

  • The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is part of the massive economic rescue package passed by Congress last week to address urgent needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Incorporated businesses, sole proprietors, single-member LLCs, self-employed individuals, and nonprofits are all eligible to apply for this relief. Congress set aside $349 billion for this program. How does it work? Who is eligible? We mapped out all the details in our blog post, COVID-19 Relief Funds Available to Farmers Starting April 3 » 
  • RAFI-USA will be issuing emergency mini-grants to North Carolina farmers impacted by COVID-19. Read more »
  • American Farmland Trust has set up a Farmer Relief Fund »
  • Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) has a new mini-grant program for livestock and poultry producers.
For more information, call the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Franklin County office at 919-496-3344, or email Martha Mobley »