Appalachian Grown Farmer Relief Fund
Appalachian Grown is expanding its Farmer Relief Fund to provide assistance to farmers with significant loss due to natural disasters and other emergencies. Many farms in the Appalachian Grown region are currently grappling with enormous loss due to sudden and severe flooding from Tropical Storm Fred. An Immediate Needs Grant can provide up to $500 to cover immediate needs and expenses towards cleaning, replanting, repairing, or other costs not covered through insurance or other available programs that will allow the farm to quickly respond or recover. Qualifying farms must be Appalachian Grown certified. Priority will be given to farmers who: 1) face a significant loss due to flooding or other natural disaster; 2) depend on the farm business for more than 50% of their household income; 3) have limited resources or identify as BIPOC; and 4) will use funds to cover costs not eligible through insurance or other available programs.