WASHINGTON, March 24, 2021—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and producers who felt the impact of COVID-19 market disruptions. The new initiative—USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers—will reach a broader set of producers than in previous COVID-19 aid programs. Find out more here
Most recently, the Economic Aid Act of December 2020, renewed PPP funding allowing for first time and second time applications.
The advisors will walk through how PPP specifically works for you, whether this is your first time applying or you are seeking additional funds. We will also explain how the allowable uses have been updated and expanded.
They will cover:
- How to calculate the amount you are eligible for;
- Allowable payroll and non-payroll loan uses;
- Documentation needed; and
- Forgiveness enhancements
Learn how this program works for your specific business.
Check out this Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development. This publication is supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies working together for sustainable places. Read Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities
It was recently announced that the Department of Economic and Community Development will launch the CT CARES Grant Program to provide eligible small businesses with additional financial assistance to help as they recover from the effects of COVID-19. Find out more here
Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronaviris pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. USDA is accepting CFAP applications now through September 11, 2020. Producers should apply through the Farm Service Agency at their local USDA Service Center. Learn moe at https://www.farmers.gov/cfap