COVID-19 Resources

As farmers and communities all across the country continue to deal with the impacts of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, NSAC is collecting resources from members, partners, and allies to help mitigate the challenges facing the food and farm system during this crisis. This page will be updated on an ongoing basis as we learn about new available resources. Click here for NSAC’s response to COVID-19 and list of relevant blog posts.

Resources on This Page

Money/Direct Aid Grants

Pandemic Response and Safety Program Grant – Open until November 22, 2021, US Department of Agriculture

The Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund – California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) Foundation. Applications open until November 5, 2021. La información para aplicar en Español se puede encontrar aquí

Farmer Relief Fund (Closed on April 23, 2021) – American Farmland Trust

Emergency Mini-Grants for Livestock and Poultry Farmers (Closed on April 13, 2021)- Food Animal Concerns Trust

Information/Resource Libraries

Responding to the Coronavirus- Equitable Food Initiative– Resources and ideas for educating workers and implementing safety measures. – Last updated February 2021

Farmers’ Guide to 2021 CFAP Changes– Contract Farmers and Others 3rd Edition – Comprehensive informational resource for producers and technical assistance providers – Farmers’ Legal Action Group

COVID-19 y agricultores latinos en los EEUU (temas de vídeo: Desafíos Laborales, Familias Primer, Programa de Protección de Cheques de Pago (PPP), y Prestamos para Desastres por Daños de Emergencia frente al coronavirus (EIDL)) – Michigan State University Extension . Última actualición diciembre de 2020

Resources for Farmers Affected by COVID-19 – Farm Aid – Last update April 2020

Farmers’ Guide to the 2021 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) 1st Edition – Farmer’s Legal Action Group

COVID-19 Resources – National Young Farmers Coalition . Updated April 2020

RAFI-USA’s COVID-19 Response and Resources – Rural Advancement Foundation International. Updated May 2021

ATTRA COVID Response – National Center for Appropriate Technology/ATTRA

COVID-19 and the Coronavirus Pandemic – Union of Concerned Scientists

Covid-19 Resources, Guidance, and Information – Agricultural Justice Project

Local Food Systems Response to COVID-19 Resource Hub – USDA Agriculture Marketing Service

Navigating COVID-19 Relief for Farmers (English) (updated October 2021) – Comprehensive 5-page guide on federal and state assistance for producers by Farm Aid and their national partners. The Spanish 5-page guide, in addition to language translations for the previous 4-page guide, can be found below:

Trainings, Webinars, and Workshops

Support for Farmers of Color and Indigenous Communities

Food & Land Sovereignty Resource List for COVID-19 (Compiled by Soul Fire Farm, Black Farmer Fund, and Northeast Farmers of Color)

COVID-19 Resource Library – Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative – Updated September 2020

SBA EIDL Application Process Guide video– Intertribal Agriculture Council – COVID19 EDIL application open until December 2021

Northeast BIPOC Farmer Relief Fund – Pasa Sustainable Agriculture – Application closed

How to Apply for CFAP 2 COVID-19 Aid – National Young Farmer Coalition – Application closed

Farmers of Color — Apply for COVID Relief – PASA Sustainable Agriculture – Application closed

Support for Farmworkers

Coronavirus Resources – United Farm Workers

Support for Other Communities of Food/Farm Stakeholders
(organic farmers, beginning and veteran farmers, farm-to-institution, food access, farmers markets, etc.)

COVID-19 Resources for Farm to School and ECE – National Farm to School Network

COVID-19 and Institutional Food System – Farm to Institution New England – Updated 2020

Farmers Markets Respond to COVID-19 — Daily Updates and Announcements – Farmers Market Coalition

Food Workers Resources – Food Chain Workers Alliance – Updated May 2021

Technical Assistance (Food Safety and Produce Handling, etc.)

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and Farming – Farm Answers – updated March 2020

USDA, Agency, and Congressional Resources

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Updated September 2021

COVID-19: Helpful Resources for Food and Agriculture – House Agriculture Committee – Updated August 2020

Rural Development COVID-19 Response – USDA Rural Development – Updated June 2021

FNS Response to COVID-19 – Food and Nutrition Service

State-Specific and Regional Resources


COVID-19 Resources for Farmers – Future Harvest CASA

COVID-19 Support for Farmers – FRESHFARM – Updated in 2020


Supporting Known and Grown Farmers – Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) (MO, IL) – Updated August 2020

NESAWG’S COVID-19 Resource Page – Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group – Updated March 2020

COVID-19 Resources – Central Appalachia Network (TN, KY, VA, WV, OH)

State-by State:

Support Alabama Farms and Farmers Markets – Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN)

COVID-19 Response & Resources for California Family Farms – Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)

Practical Solutions to Continue Essential Agricultural Work – University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources – Updated in 2020

Colorado Farm & Food Systems Response Team Overview – Colorado Farm & Food Systems Response Team –

How Illinois Can Support Local Food and Farms During the COVID-19 Crisis – Illinois Stewardship Alliance – Updated in 2020

Iowa and Kansas:
Reynolds allocates $100M in CARES act funding toward agriculture – KCCI Des Moines

COVID-19 Resources – Community Farm Alliance (CFA)

COVID-19 Resources – Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) – Updated in 2021

COVID-19 Response Resources – Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) – Updated in 2020

Farmer-Eater Exchange – Land Stewardship Project (LSP) – Updated July 2020

Center for Rural Affairs Offers Loan Relief, Emergency Credit – CFRA – Updated in 2020

New York:
Immediate Food Resources & Links – Just Food – Updated December 2020

Resources for Farmers During COVID-19 – Groundswell – Updated April 2020

North Carolina:
Coronavirus Resources for Farmers, Consumers, & Farmers Market Managers – Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) – Updated October 2021

COVID-19 News and Resources – Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) – Updated spring 2021

COVID-19 Guidance for Farms & Markets – Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) – Updated in 2020

Food Security Resources for Pennsylvanians – Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA)

South Carolina:
Coronavirus Resources for Farmers, Consumers, & Farmers Market Managers – Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) – Updated May 2020

COVID-19 Support – Vermont Farm to Plate – Updated in 2020

COVID-19 Agriculture Assistance Program – State of Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets – Applications have closed

COVID-19 and Virginia’s Farmers Markets – Virginia Farmers Market Association (VAFMA)