Resources for Rural Agriculture & Business

The Mvskoke Fund thrilled to announce another series of webinars, which is made possible by our partners: Native American Agriculture Foundation, Agriculture Counts, USDA Rural Development, Muscogee (Creek) Nation Conservation District, Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Soil Health, Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, The Rural Coalition, Native CDFI Network, Oklahoma Black Historical Research Project, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, & Oklahoma Conservation Commission

Register here: Zoom

SBA Relief Loans for AG Businesses

As of May 4, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it would now be accepting applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) advances for up to $10,000 for agricultural businesses with 500 or fewer employees. Historically, the SBA has been prohibited from assisting the agricultural sector during disaster. These are low-interest loans meant to provide relief to businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with applications being accepted by agricultural businesses exclusively until further notice.
For any business that has already sent in an application prior to the reopening of this portal, you need not submit again. Your application will be reviewed.
Agricultural businesses includes those businesses engaged in the production of food and fiber, ranching, and raising of livestock, aquaculture, and all other farming and agricultural related industries (as defined by section 18(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 647(b)).
SBA is encouraging all eligible agricultural businesses with 500 or fewer employees wishing to apply to begin preparing their business financial information needed for their application.
Find the application here: Funding Programs Disaster Assistance
California’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has a video that outlines the forms necessary to apply for an EIDL: SBDC Video
Farm Commons has a webinar detailing information about EIDL: Economic Injury Disaster Loans
The Native American Agriculture Fund will continue to monitor updates as it relates to agricultural relief and response in the face of COVID-19.

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Applications Start Soon

USDA will soon take applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), and agricultural producers will apply through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). For more information, visit farmers.gov/CFAP