COVID-19 Resources

Note: All NOFA-NY staff are working remotely until further notice. Due to phased reopening of NYS economy, select on-site inspections will begin occurring alongside virtual inspections for eligible operations. On-site inspections may only be performed following the NOFA-NY On-Site Inspection Safety Plan. Please see our News Updates page for more information on inspections.

For upcoming webinars hosted by NOFA chapters and other partner organizations, check out the calendar on our homepage.

Funding & Services

  • Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP): The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities who have suffered a five-percent-or-greater price decline or who had losses due to market supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and face additional significant marketing costs. The deadline to apply for CFAP is Friday, September 11, 2020. Contact your local FSA office to apply.
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance: Farmers and other agricultural enterprises are now eligible for the EIDL program. The EIDL advance program will issue grants of up to $10,000 that do not need to repaid. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Unlike PPP, applications for the EIDL program are made directly to SBA. Apply here.
  • Guide to COVID-19 Relief from Farmer’s Legal Action Group (FLAG)
  • The COVID-19 Legal Support Project is providing pro bono legal services to New York State’s farmers and food, beverage, and agricultural businesses, through the Food and Beverage Law Clinic at Elisabeth Haub School of Law and by attorneys at Shearman & Sterling LLP. Learn more here.
  • Producers interested in donating excess product to food banks can contact FarmLink here.

Technical Assistance

State and Federal Guidance

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