COVID-19 Resources

Agriculture and Fisheries Funding Resources

Select a resource category below to see funding opportunities specific to those industries


Funder/Organizaton: U.S. SBA

Application Manager: Banks and other lenders

Program: Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Basic Criteria: < 500 Employees and in operation w employees as of February 15, 2020 | Per USDA, agricultural producers are eligible if they are within the size standards. Farms are eligible if: (i) the farm has 500 or less employees, OR (ii) it fit within the revenue-based sized standard, which is an average annual receipts of $1M. Additionally, farms can qualify for PPP if it meets SBA’s “alternative size standard.” The “alternative size standard” is currently: (1) a maximum net worth of the business not more than $15 million, AND (2) the average net income Federal income taxes of the business for the two full fiscal years before the date of the application be not more than $5 million.

Contact Phone:

Type: Loan / Grant

Min / Max: 2.5 X certain expenses or $10MM

Interest: 1.00%

Max Term: 24

Deadline: August 8, 2020

Notes: Check your local banker’s website; https://www.usda.gov/coronavirus Around 37,837 businesses, small agricultural concerns, and non-profit organizations in Puerto Rico have been approved for 1.8 billion

Funder/Organizaton: U.S.D.A

Application Manager: U.S.D.A

Program: USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents,
Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19

Basic Criteria: .

Contact Phone:

Type: Loan & Grant

Min / Max: Varies by Program

Max Term: Varies by Program

Deadline: Varies by Program

Notes:

USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help
rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep
our customers, partners and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural
America.
Visit http://www.rd.usda.gov/coronavirus for information on Rural Development loan payment assistance, application
deadline extensions and more.

Funder/Organizaton: U.S. SBA

Application Manager:

Program: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Basic Criteria: Small agricultural cooperative / Small business engaged in aquaculture.

Contact Phone: 787-766-5572

Type: Loan

Min / Max: … / $2,000,000

Interest: 3.75%

Max Term: 360

Deadline:

Notes: None

Funder/Organizaton: Food Animal Concerns Trust

Application Manager:

Program: Emergency Mini-Grants for Livestock and Poultry Farmers

Basic Criteria: Livestock and poultry farmers

Contact Phone: 773-525-4952

Type: Grant

Min / Max: … / $500

Interest:

Max Term:

Deadline: Rolling

Notes: None

Funder/Organizaton: American Farmland Trust

Application Manager:

Program: Farmer Relief Fund

Basic Criteria:

Contact Phone:

Type: Grant

Min / Max: … / $1,000

Interest:

Max Term:

Deadline: Rolling

Notes: None

Funder/Organizaton: Farmers Emergency Fund

Application Manager:

Program:

Basic Criteria: Small farm with less than 500 acres

Contact Phone:

Type: Grant

Min / Max: … / $500

Interest:

Max Term:

Deadline: Rolling

Notes: None