Applications

The Farmer Fund exists to support Georgia farmers who have experienced damages or losses as a result of a natural disaster including but not limited to tornadoes, floods, severe storms and drought.

The fund can provide grants up to $2000 for repair and rebuilding of farms, crops and farm infrastructure. Please see below for details on eligibility and the application process.

Eligibility

  • Must be an established Georgia producer/grower (not a reseller) selling through a farmers market, CSA, wholesale outlet or restaurants that serve Georgia families.

  • Must be a current member of Georgia Organics

  • Need is due to forces beyond the Farm's control including but not limited to: (a) flood; (b) fire; (c) storms; (d) lightning

  • Monetary relief is restricted to: (a) Repair of damaged equipment or buildings (b) Replacement of seed/permaculture, equipment, land lease, livestock, energy-fuel-power. Limit award to provide temporary continuation of operation.

  • The request should include specific actions for farm recovery. There is an expectation of remedial action where changed farming practices can prevent future occurrences of the problem.

  • We do not fund medical or health issues for farmers or their families; or damage to personal homes or vehicles.

 If you are not sure if you qualify please apply.

Details on grants available:

FULL FARMER FARM GRANT - We will match the funds raised by a farm up to $2,000.

We recommend farmers partner with the community they serve for example an event at their farmers market, donations from CSA members or a benefit at the restaurants they serve.

  • The award is limited to $2,000 annually. Farms will be limited to one award every 3 years for the same event type: flood, storm, fire, etc.

  • Evaluation of the request will by the Program Committee of Georgia Organics comprised of organizational members, farmers, board members and staff.

  • Grant recipients will be subject to a 1099 for the grant income.

MICRO FARMER FUND GRANT - This award is limited to $1,000 or less and does not require a match.

  • Farms will be limited to one award every 3 years for the same event type: flood, storm, fire, etc.

  • Evaluation of the request will by the Program Committee of Georgia Organics comprised of organizational members, farmers, board members and staff.

  • Grant recipients will be subject to a 1099 for the grant income

Information on other Disaster Assistance Resources