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Great Lakes Response – COVID-19 Farmer Resilience Initiative

Application is now closed in Wisconsin. This a national response, other states may still have funding available, google “Farmer Resilience Initiative in Response to COVID-19 apply” to find your state’s availability and application.

Family farmers in the Great Lakes region impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can now access much-needed relief.

Farm Aid, in partnership with Great Lakes area organizations, is awarding $500 emergency relief grants to help farmers meet household expenses. Families who rely on farming for their income and are experiencing hardship as a result of the pandemic are encouraged to complete an application.

Applications are reviewed as they are received and because there is a finite amount of funding available, farmers in need are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed by a state committee that includes advocates and other agricultural professionals.

Approval is based on the applicant qualifying as a family farm and demonstrating economic loss.