The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) has just relaunched their CA Family Farmer Emergency Fund, offering grants of $5K $10K direct to farmers who’ve been impacted by the drought or by the last few wildfire seasons. This fund offers direct financial support to smallscale farmers suffering losses due to Wildfire & Drought.

Application Deadline: Drought applications close on July 15, 2022 Wildfire applications close on August 15, 2022

Eligibility

  • Family farmers who are actively working the land, derive a portion of their income from their own farm business and are involved in the daytoday operations of the farm.
  • Farmers whose operations make a minimum of $10,000 and a maximum of $400,000 in gross sales annually.
  • Because of systems of historic oppression, the most vulnerable populations often bear the brunt of a crisis.
  • For this reason, at least 50% of all grant funds will be awarded to farmers of color, immigrant farmers, and undocumented farmers.

WILDFIRE: Applicants are restricted to the following 18 counties: Alameda, Butte, Contra Costa, Fresno, Humboldt, Lake, Madera, Napa, Plumas, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Trinity, Tulare, Yolo. Applicants may have experienced impacts anytime between 2020 and the present day.

DROUGHT: New well drilling is ineligible for funding. You are not eligible for this grant if you received a CDFA CUSP economic relief grant from CAFF, ABIRC, CCOF, or Peoples Land Stewardship Fund within the last 12 months.

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