As part of the COVID-19 Financial Relief Funding legislation passed by the Utah Legislature and signed by Governor Gary Herbert, Utah farms and ranches adversely impacted by the pandemic can receive up to $40,000 in a grant from the Utah Conservation Commission. The total funding for the program is capped at $20 million.
“This is a critical relief program for the many farms and ranches in Utah on the brink of going out of business during this crisis as prices for many commodities have dropped drastically and many distribution outlets have been greatly reduced,” said Logan Wilde, Commissioner, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food.
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) has opened the application process for the UDAF COVID-19 Relief Grant Program to Utah agriculture operations that qualify. This grant funding is in association with the CARES Act and Utah S.B. 3006.
Other funding stipulations include the following:
- The operation cannot receive funds under the COVID-19 Commercial Rental Assistance Program
- Operations that receive Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds under the CARES Act between February 15, 2020 and June 30, 2020 are eligible for a grant of up to $20,000
- An operation that receives more than they are eligible shall return the funds to the Commission.
Applicants must submit:
1. Click here to download the application (3 pages + documentation) – including detailed explanation for how the operation has been financially impacted due to Covid19 and accurate financial accounting on Expense and Income Statement. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
2. Click here to download the Federal W9 Form. This MUST be signed and attached to the application.
3. Submit all documents to UDAF-Loans@utah.gov before the extended deadline of May 29th by 5:00pm MST.
If assistance is needed please contact one of our field staff in your respective county, their information is included with the application.