SEVERE WEATHER & FLOODING LOSS AND DAMAGE SURVEY - If you are a business, organization, or individual that raises animals and/or grows feed or crops for anyone beyond your immediate family, we kindly request that you fill out this survey. It should only take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete. The purpose of this survey is to, as accurately as possible, capture the type and scale of the damage agricultural producers suffered throughout the state. Survey data will be used to inform response efforts, effectively allocate resources, and advocate for future relief and recovery programs.
In preparation for our disaster recovery process, farmers should assess damages field by field and crop by crop. If you have questions you can reach out to your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Office.
- Producers with private crop insurance should call their crop insurance agent to report losses.
- Producers with FSA NAP coverage should reach out to their local FSA Office to report losses.
- Limited Resource, Beginning Farmer, SDA Farmer, Veteran Farmer individuals may have been automatically enrolled in FSA NAP coverage. Please reach out to your local FSA Office.
- Emergency Livestock Assistance Program (ELAP) – This program may assist with both feed and livestock losses (including bees). Producers can reach out to their local FSA Office.
- Farms without crop insurance can still report losses at their local FSA Office.
- Producers of horticultural crops, Christmas Tree growers, and plant nurseries should report losses to your local FSA office. Use the USDA Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool to find programs that may be applicable to your operation.
From the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Reporting Damages - Vermont Emergency Management and Vermont 211 have set up an intake form for businesses looking to report damages. This reporting will be used to create a database and allow state and federal agencies to communicate directly with businesses owners as disaster loans and other aid comes online.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has released a fact sheet for Vermont disaster loans, that details what may be available and at what interest rates. While the fact sheet includes a lot of information, we know there will be many questions.
Businesses should engage with the SBA team PRIOR to submitting an application. It is imperative that applications are fully accurate prior submission, or they will be kicked back.
General information on how these loans work can be found on the SBA website.
Two SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) will open on Tuesday, July 18 at 8 a.m. SBA Customer Service Representatives at the Center will assist business owners and residents in filling out a disaster loan application, accept documents for existing applications, and provide updates on an application’s status.
Business Resources and Guides
The Vermont Small Business Development Center Flood has many resources, including first steps that you should take if you have experienced a flood event at your business and the Disaster Recovery Guide for post-disaster guidance.