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

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

The Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund – California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) Foundation. Applications closed on May 28, 2021. La información para aplicar en Español se puede encontrar aquí

Information/Resource Libraries

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

Farmers’ Guide to 2021 CFAP Changes– Contract Farmers and Others 1st 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

Resources for Farmers Affected by COVID-19 – Farm Aid

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

COVID-19 Resources – National Young Farmers Coalition

RAFI-USA’s COVID-19 Response and Resources – Rural Advancement Foundation International

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 February 2, 2021) – Comprehensive 5-page guide on federal and state assistance for producers by Farm Aid and their national partners. The updated 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

SBA EIDL Application Process Guide video– Intertribal Agriculture Council

Northeast BIPOC Farmer Relief Fund – Pasa Sustainable Agriculture

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

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

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

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

Food Workers Resources – Food Chain Workers Alliance

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

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

USDA, Agency, and Congressional Resources

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

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

Rural Development COVID-19 Response – USDA Rural Development

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


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

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

Food System Resilience in a Time of Crisis: Considerations and Resources for the Community – Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG)

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

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

Reynolds allocates $100M in CARES act funding toward agriculture – KCCI Des Moines

Kansas COVID-19 Response and Recovery – Kansas Office of the Governor

COVID-19 Resources – Community Farm Alliance (CFA)

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

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

Farmer-Eater Exchange – Land Stewardship Project (LSP)

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

New York:
Immediate Food Resources & Links – Just Food

Resources for Farmers During COVID-19 – Groundswell

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

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

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

COVID-19 Relief Fund – Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI)

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

COVID-19 Support – Vermont Farm to Plate

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

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