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SBA Recovery Hub

The SBA Recovery Hub focuses on Business Resiliency, Community Resources and Covid Recovery Information. Learn more at Here

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

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.

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

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.

We also have recorded agribusiness webinars available in our Training Resources Webinar Archive

AG Business Plan is is a website designed to help rural businesses create a business plan.

There are a number of resources to help you when starting a business. Below are some resources we recommend.

"10 Steps to Start your Business" Resource from the Small Business Administration

Business Plan for a Start-up

Choosing a Business Structure

Business Law: Staying legally compliant

Business Licenses & Permits

Startup Expense Template

Bank Loan Request for Small Business