WASHINGTON, DC – March 24, 2020 – Forty-eight agriculture groups are calling on Congress to expand USDA’s borrowing authority under the Commodity Credit Corporation. Congress must act to ensure the CCC has the authority and funding to assist farmers and ranchers facing serious cash flow challenges during the coronavirus pandemic.
(Washington, D.C., March 27, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed the CARES Act.
We are heartened to see community responses to the current COVID19 outbreak across the region. In times like these, social networks and community support are key for community resilience, especially for those most vulnerable to the many impacts of this pandemic.
Recognizing this, the Grassroots Fund is making our rapid response Seed grant program available to grassroots groups responding to local needs and building resilience in their community in response to the COVID19 pandemic and associated events. We commit to making decisions and getting dollars out the door as fast as we can.
Our Seed grant program has a brief online application and requests can be up to $1,000. Even if you have an active grant (or pending application) for another project with us, this urgent rapid response program is available for all groups who see a need in their community to respond to COVID19. Please read below for more information.