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COVID-19 Agriculture Relief Programs

AN EXTENSION OF THE IOWA SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM

Governor Reynolds allocated federal CARES Act Funds to assist Iowa farmers, producers and biofuel producers impacted by COVID-19. The Iowa Beginning Farmer Debt Relief Fund and the Iowa Livestock Producer Relief Fund will provide short-term relief to eligible Iowa farmers. The Iowa Biofuels Relief Program provides relief funding to eligible biofuel producers located in Iowa. 

Please note applicants may only submit an application to one of the programs (Iowa Beginning Farmer Debt Relief Fund or the Iowa Livestock Producer Assistance Fund) as an individual or as a member to an agricultural entity. Applications for duplicative assistance as an individual or a member to multiple entities will not be accepted.

Application Period: August 31, 2020 to September 14, 2020