Disaster Relief Fund for Florida & US Virgin Island farmers

Family farmers in Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands can now access much-needed relief following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Farm Aid has partnered with Florida Organic Growers (FOG) to distribute emergency relief grants of $500 to help farmers meet household expenses. Families who rely on farming for their income, live in the declared disaster areas, and are experiencing hardship as a result of the storm are encouraged to complete an application, even if other relief such as crop insurance or FEMA funds have been made available.
There is no deadline to apply, although applications are reviewed as they are received and there is a finite amount of funding available. Applications will be reviewed by a team of community members and FOG staff who are volunteering to administer this service.
Approval is based on the applicant qualifying as a family farm and demonstrating economic loss. Please note: you do NOT have to be an organic farm to apply.
The fastest way to apply is to complete an application online.
Applications can also be completed by phone. Please email david@foginfo.org or call 352.377.6345 to set up a phone interview.
If you wish, you may also download an application here and then email it todavid@foginfo.org or print and mail to:
Florida Organic Growers
ATTN: Hurricanes Irma and Maria Relief Project
P.O. Box 12311
Gainesville, FL 32604
Donations to support these efforts can be made to Farm Aid’s Family Farm Disaster FundIf one wishes to specifically support organic farmers in Florida, please consider a donation to FOG.

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