CDA: Applications Open to Distribute $2M in Grant Funding to Ag Event Organizations throughout Colorado

Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture is opening the application period for agricultural events organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 to apply for relief grants passed by the legislature in House Bill 21-1262. 

County fairs, and other ag events that sustained a loss in 2020 due to COVID-19, are eligible to apply. Applications are open now until September 10, 2021. A committee will be convened to determine eligibility of applicants. 

“The pandemic had a great impact on our ag producers, affecting everything from their operations to cultural and industry events like local county fairs. These ag events are critical to preserving relationships and continuing the farming and ranching legacy of Colorado’s plains, valleys, and mountains,” said Agriculture Commissioner Kate Greenberg. “The Agricultural Events grant program will bring direct economic relief to communities that struggled through the pandemic and are working ardently toward recovery.” 

Applications will be accepted through an online form. A one-page application checklist, and a link to the application will be available on our Agricultural Stimulus webpage for review prior to applying and will include a list of materials to include with your application.  

You can submit your application online here and learn more about the requirements on the Grant Application Information Sheet.

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.