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Financial Resources for Farmers

In response to historic changes in the business environment by COVID-19, please find pertinent grants, loans, relief programs such as payment delays or late fee forgiveness, and resources and services for emergency planning.

Local

King County Council has allocated nearly $1.4 million in in federal CARES Act emergency relief funding to assist the agriculture sector address financial challenges caused by Covid-19.
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Financial resources for small food and farm business compiled by King County Agriculture Program.

Apply to be considered for a Good Farmer Fund grant or loan.

Presentation on small business assistance resources created by the Business Outreach Taskforce of King County Public Health.

State

WA State Department of Commerce COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Businesses.

WA State Employment Security Department Resources for Workers and Businesses Affected by COVID-19 (also available in Spanish).

WA State Employment Security Department COVID-19 Scenarios & Benefits Chart.

Resources For WA State Businesses & Workers Impacted By Covid-19.

Employment Security Department created a webinar on how to set up a Secure Access Washington (SAW) account and submit a claim for benefits online.

Federal

The USDA announced the details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America's farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about the CFAP program and how to apply.

The Small Business Owner's guide to the CARES Act. The guide includes information on the Paycheck Protection Program Loans, Small Business Debt Relief Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Emergency Economic Injury Grants.

Farmers' Legal Action Group published a second edition of the Farmers' Guide to COVID-19 Relief with updated information on federal relief programs available to farmers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Learn the basics of the Paycheck Protection Program and how your business may qualify by watching this webinar recording.

The Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program reopened on April 27th. The funds will be distributed on a first come first serve basis and so it is advised to apply as soon as possible.

Agricultural businesses are now eligible for the Small Business Administration's EIDL Loan and Advance Program. The loan portal reopened on May 5th. The portal will be opened for a limited period, and it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible.

Farm Service Agency Farm Loan Programs Information.

Answer a few short questions on the Farm Loan Discovery Tool to learn about USDA farm loans that might be right for you.

Webinar Recording on the Tax and Payroll Provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act & CARES Act.

Farm Commons led a webinar on Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Farmers/Ranchers Affected by COVID-19. Register to watch the recording.

Grants

The Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund administered by CCOF provides direct financial assistance exclusively to organic producers who suffer financial losses due to extreme hardship. Certified organic operations currently in good standing that experienced documented economic hardship in the 2020 calendar year are eligible to apply. Learn more and apply by May 25.

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19.