Presione soltar: Recursos de recuperación para las comunidades agrícolas, granjas y familias de Vermont
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**11/28/2023 UPDATE** The BEGAP Program is closed to new applications.
Business Emergency Gap Assistance Program (BEGAP) for Agriculture - Money is available through the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets for food and farm businesses, organizations, or individuals who raise animals and/or grow food or crops for sale, or who operate on-farm processing operations that have experienced physical damage due to the flooding event. There is no deadline to apply. Farms must meet eligibility requirements. Funds are awarded on a 'first-come-first-served' basis. The program will run until funds have been fully distributed.
Webinar: ACCD Business Emergency Gap Assistance Program - Find details about agriculture eligibility here.
Watch the webinar presenting more details about the $20,000,000 grant program that is intended to provide emergency bridge grants to non-profits and businesses that suffered physical damage during the July flood events. Topics will include: program eligibility, grant award calculation, program guidelines review, application requirements and a Q&A session with Agency staff.
SEVERE WEATHER & FLOODING LOSS AND DAMAGE SURVEY – A survey of food producers in Vermont was conducted between July 30th and August 28th to capture the type and scale of their damages. The survey collected 267 responses totaling more than $16 million in damages and 27,350 impacted acres. A full report of the survey responses is available as a downloadable PDF. The report has been shared with policymakers, external partners, and the VT Congressional Delegation to inform response efforts, effectively allocate resources, and advocate for future relief and recovery programs.
- DASHBOARD RESULTS - The SEVERE WEATHER & FLOODING LOSS AND DAMAGE SURVEY collected 267 responses from July 30th to August 28th. All data displayed in the dashboard is a summary of that data, reported by participants. The accuracy of this data should be considered incomplete as the Agency believes not all impacted individuals and businesses responded to the survey.
Flooding & Storm Recovery: Next Steps For Farmers - If you are in the midst of recovery from the 2023 floods, this article may help guide you.
We recognize that recovery from this emergency will take significant time, energy, and resources. Please see below for important resources that can aid in recovery.