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Federal Programs

Livestock Forage Program (LFP)
Provides assistance for natural disasters. This program compensates eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses due to fire and drought.
https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program/livestock-forage/index

Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)
Provides assistance for natural disasters. This program provides assistance to producers for livestock deaths that result from disaster.     
https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program/livestock-indemnity/index

Emergency Conservation Program (ECP)
Provides assistance for natural disasters. This program provides provides emergency funding and technical assistance to rehabilitate farmland damaged by natural disasters.
https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/conservation-programs/emergency-conservation/index

Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP)
Provides payments to eligible owners of rural nonindustrial private forest land to carry out emergency measures to restore forest health on land damaged by natural disaster events.
https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program/emergency-forest-restoration/index

Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
Provides payments to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees, and farm-raised fish to help compensate for losses due to weather or natural disasters.
https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program/emergency-assist-for-livestock-honey-bees-fish/index

Emergency Loan Program (EM) 
Provides EM loans to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, and other natural disasters.
https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/farm-loan-programs/emergency-farm-loans/index

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)
Provides financial assistance for noninsurable crop losses due to drought, flooding, and other natural disasters.
https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program/noninsured-crop-disaster-assistance/index

Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
Provides financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes, and vines lost by natural disasters.
https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program/tree-assistance-program/index


Internal Revenue Service

Provides Technical Assistance for Businesses.

Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses
This website contains information on a series of special tax laws that may help businesses and farms with financial recovery after a disaster.
https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/disaster-assistance-and-emergency-relief-for-individuals-and-businesses-1

U.S. Small Business Administration, Coronavirus Relief Options
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act contains $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses, such as: Paycheck Protection Program, EIDL Loan Advance, SBA Express Bridge Loans, and SBA Debt Relief. 
Available to: American Workers and Small Businesses
https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options

U.S. Small Business Administration, Paycheck Protection Program
Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward. For more details, view the Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist, prepared by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 

U.S. Small Business Administration, Economic Injury Disaster Loan
Loans of up to $2 million to qualified businesses and nonprofits in declared disaster areas.
EIDL assistance is available only to small businesses when SBA determines they are unable to obtain credit elsewhere.
800.659.2955 | https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/EIDLLoans

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
This website contains information on a series of special tax laws that may help businesses and farms with financial recovery after a disaster.            
https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/disaster-assistance-and-emergency-relief-for-individuals-and-businesses-1


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