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California Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund

California Certified Organic Farms

Closed December 2, 2022


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Receive financial assistance to help cover losses from natural disasters, personal hardship, or other unplanned emergencies.

he Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund gives direct financial disaster assistance to organic producers. In 2022, CCOF has partnered with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to administer drought relief grants specifically for dairy producers in California.

Throughout the nation, farmers are experiencing severe challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather patterns, an increase in duration and number of natural disasters, and financial losses. Now, more than ever, organic producers need access to both immediate and long-term financial support to prepare for and recover from natural disasters and economic loss. This grant cycle CCOF is focusing on supporting California dairy farmers affected by ongoing drought.


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Eligibility

Bricmont Hardship Assistance (Dairy) fund applicants must:

  • Be a certified organic dairy operation in good standing

  • Be a certified organic dairy operation based in California

  • Be an operation making less than $1,000,000 gross income

  • Provide a valid organic certificate

  • Demonstrate severe economic loss experienced in the current calendar year 

  • Submit a complete description of hardship endured

  • Submit supporting evidence and financial documentation of economic loss resulting from the hardship 

  • If awarded, agree to submit a final progress report 12 months after award

  • Grantees who have received funding in the last 12 months from the Bricmont, Future Organic Farmers, or Organic Transition grant funds from CCOF are not eligible for additional funding.

  • Producers are not eligible for this grant if they have received a CDFA CUSP economic relief grant from CAFF, ABIRC, CCOF, or the People's Land Fund within the last 12 months.


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Details

Deadline

December 2, 2022

Organization

California Certified Organic Farms (CCOF)

Financial Instrument

Grant

Minimum Award Amount

$5,000

Maximum Award Amount

$20,000


Updated November 11, 2022

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