California Family Farmer Emergency Fund: Drought
Applications are due by July 15, 2022.
The California Family Farmer Emergency Fund offers direct financial support to small-scale farmers impacted by disaster with the aim of helping them weather the storm. Family farmers who are actively working the land, derive a portion of their income from their own farm business, and are involved in the day-to-day operations of the farm are eligible if their operations make a minimum of $10,000 and a maximum of $400,000 in gross sales annually. At least 50% of all grant funds will be awarded to farmers of color, immigrant farmers, and undocumented farmers. Funding is offered for farm losses resulting from the 2021-22 drought, including loss of crops, sales, unexpected expenses, and well lowering or retrofitting.