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COVID 19 Economic Recovery and Financial Assistance Information

This page is designed to provide links and information useful to help agriculture and other businesses in Jefferson County with economic recovery and financial assistance.

Click on the links below:

Jefferson County Local Development Corporation - Emergency Working Capital Grant/Loan Program. This program provides businesses with less than 20 FTE employees and opportunity to apply for up to $10,000.  Up to 25% of the loan amount may be forgiven. See the website for more information.  APPLY SOON!

Farm Credit East Covid 19 Resources Hub - this is a really great resource site for information about the programs designed to help farms recover from the economic impacts of the virus.

The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act  The programs and initiaitives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act are intended to assist business owners with whatever needds they have right now. There will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non-profits and other employers. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA_ to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA

U.S. Small Business Administration COVID 19 Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources This website provides critical information and links to apply.  It has information n the Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance; SBA Debt Relief; SBA Express Bridge Loans; Guidance for Businesses and Employers; SBA Prodeucts and Resources; Government Contracting; and Local Assistance. 

ANCA Local Food System Security Grant - DUE April 10, 2020 This program offers awards of $2,500 - $25,000 for projects that aim to enhance food and farm security in the region.

American Farmland Trust Farmer Relief Fund - Due April 23, 2020, 

AFT’s Farmer Relief Fund will award farmers with cash grants of 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. These are defined as producers with annual gross revenue of between $10,000 and $1 million from sales at farmers markets and/or direct sales to restaurants, caterers, schools, stores, or makers who use farm products as inputs.

North Country Alliance COVID-19 Emergency Business Relief Program

The North Country Alliance’s COVID-19 Emergency Business Relief Program was created to provide businesses, located in the NCA service region, with short-term relief and access to working capital in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This program will utilize UDC working capital funds.  Funds will remain available for this program at the discretion of the NCA. Agribusiness is eligible to apply for this loan program.

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