NOFA-NY has some great resources on COVID 19, please sign in up for their webinars!

Upcoming Webinars

  • Friday 5/1 at 10AM EST – Get Seen Online: Ten Tips For Your Food Business, hosted by CCE St. Lawrence. Register here.
  • Wednesday 5/6 at 8PM EST – Working with Employees Under COVID, hosted by FairShare CSA Coalition. Register here.
  • Thursday 5/7 at 2PM EST – Organic Inspections During COVID-19: Challenges & Solutions, hosted by Accredited Certifiers Association, Inc. Register here.
  • Thursday 5/7 at 4PM EST – Scenario Planning, hosted by the Farmer’s Office. Register here.
  • Friday 5/8 at 5:30PM EST – Grass to Garden in Under 3 Hours, hosted by NOFA/Mass. Register here.

Past Webinars

Funding & Services

  • Paycheck Protection ProgramThe Small Business Administration resumed accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:30am EDT. SBA program; agricultural producers are eligible to participate in this program and should reach out to their bankers and/or agricultural lenders to apply immediately.
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency AdvanceThe Small Business Administration is not accepting new applications for EIDL until further notice. Applications that have already been submitted will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Farmers and other agricultural enterprises are now eligible for the EIDL program. The EIDL advance program will issue grants of up to $10,000 that do not need to repaid. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Unlike PPP, applications for the EIDL program are made directly to SBA. Apply here.
  • Guide to COVID-19 Relief from Farmer’s Legal Action Group (FLAG)
  • FAQ on Funding Programs Available to Small and Mid-Size Farms in Response to COVID-19 from Food and Beverage Law Clinic at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
  • American Farmland Trust Farmer Relief Fund: AFT’s Farmer Relief Fund will award farmers cash grants up to $1,000 each to help them weather the current storm of market disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis. Initially, eligible applicants include any small and mid-size direct-market producers. Applications are now available in English and in Spanish on AFT’s website here.
  • The COVID-19 Legal Support Project is providing pro bono legal services to New York State’s farmers and food, beverage, and agricultural businesses, through the Food and Beverage Law Clinic at Elisabeth Haub School of Law and by attorneys at Shearman & Sterling LLP. Learn more here.
  • CCOF’s Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund provides direct financial assistance exclusively to organic producers who suffer financial losses due to extreme hardship Award amounts range from $1,000-$2,500. Applications due May 25. Learn more here.

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