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Disaster loans available to affected Santa Barbara County residents & businesses

Low-interest disaster assistance loans available to Santa Barbara County residents and businesses affected by severe winter storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides between February 21 and July 10, 2023. Applications due October 10, 2023.

New Producer Grants from AgWest Farm Credit

Applications close August 31, 2023. Grants of up to $15,000 for new producers (two years or less of operational experience, or plans to start an operation within two years of grant application date) to support their operation’s growth. APPLY TODAY!

40 dorper cross lambs/ewes for sale

40 hair sheep/dorper lambs/ewes for sale. Have been exposed to rams since July 20. 11 royal whites will weigh about 100 lbs. 29 dorpers will weigh about 80 lbs.08 Gentle will come to feed and have been handled with dogs.

Healthy Refrigeration Grant – Due June 6, 2023

Free refrigerators and freezers are available for corner stores, small businesses, and food donation programs serving low income communities across California. Up to $9 million is available in grants. Apply Today! The Community Environmental Council (CEC), in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Food Action Network (SBCFAN), is helping potential applicants confirm their eligibility for the equipment grant, navigate the…

School Breakfast and Summer Meal Grants

Open until March 1, 2023 by 4:00 PM Who should apply? Public school districts, county offices of education, and directly funded charter schools The California State Legislature appropriates approximately $1.017 million in the annual state budget for School Breakfast Program (SBP) and Summer Meal Programs (SMP) Start-up and Expansion Grants. California Education Code Section 49550.3 authorizes the California Department of…

Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans for Flood Recovery

The Small Business Administration provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners repair or replace disaster-damaged property, inventory, and supplies. SBA offers federal low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters. Businesses of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair/replace disaster property damage. Small businesses, small businesses engaged in…

Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP)

Open until June 2, 2023 The Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP) will assist eligible producers of agricultural commodities who experienced revenue decreases in calendar year 2020 compared to 2018 or 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. PARP will help address gaps in previous pandemic assistance, which was targeted at price loss or lack of market access, rather than overall revenue…

Apply for Disaster Assistance

Residents who incurred financial losses due to storm damage are encouraged to apply for assistance as soon as possible online at or by calling 1(800) 621-3362. An application for assistance can also be made by downloading the FEMA app in the Apple and Google store. This allows documents to be uploaded to FEMA directly and track the status of…

USDA’s Emergency Livestock Relief Program (ELRP) and the Emergency Relief Program (ERP)

Open until June 2, 2023 Who should apply? Farmers and Ranchers To help agricultural producers offset the impacts of natural disasters in 2020 and 2021, Congress included emergency relief funding in the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act (P.L. 117-43). This law targets at least $750 million for livestock producers impacted by drought or wildfires. Funds will be distributed in…

Emergency Flood Recovery Funding for Farmers

Are you a farmer, rancher, or food producer that was impacted by the recent floods in Santa Barbara? Farmers and ranchers seeking assistance should call the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) office in Templeton (San Luis Obispo County) at 805-434-0396, or Santa Maria (Santa Barbara County) at 805-928-9269. Your county’s FSA office will ask for your name, mailing address, phone…

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Small and Underserved Producers drought relief grants

Open on a rolling basis through summer 2024 Who should apply? Farmers that make at least $10,000 and no more than $400,000 in gross farm sales With the ongoing drought crisis in California, farmers face increased costs ranging from higher water and energy bills to installing new equipment. This is especially difficult for smaller farms, and farmers from BIPOC, immigrant,…

California Farm2Food Program

The California Farm2Food Program supports Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women small-scale farmers and food entrepreneurs by providing practical tools and knowledge to increase income stability and resilience to unpredictable market events. Research shows that value-added production, the act of processing raw agricultural goods into finished products such as food or beverage products, can increase farmers’ profitability,…

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