CDA REMINDER: $1 Million in CARES Act Funds Available to Colorado Farmers, Ranchers and Processors

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is making about $1 million in grant funding available for Colorado farmers, ranchers, food hubs and processors to support them in adjusting to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the food supply chain. 

Colorado agricultural producers are eligible for grant awards up to $12,500. Farmers markets, food hubs, processors, and other intermediaries that support producers are eligible for up to $50,000. 

The respond and rebuild grants will be administered by the independent Colorado Farm & Food Systems Response Team. To date, the fund has provided more than $370,000 to producers and intermediaries across Colorado, focusing on the needs of small- and mid-size growers, beginning farmers and ranchers, veteran farmers, farmers of color, LGBTQ+ farmers, and female farmers — producers who are often underserved by public programs and projected to bear the brunt of the crisis’s impact. 

Applications are open through Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. Apply here

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.