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.