Financial Resources

Heat Damaged Groves MAY BE Eligible for Tree Assistance Program Funding

  • Oct 16, 2020

In early September much of California experienced excessive heat, including many avocado growing regions. Understandably, due to this extreme heat some trees are experiencing severe damage. The California Avocado Commission immediately contacted the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency to pursue possible funding for growers under the Tree Assistance Program.

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Ventura County Farmworker Household Assistance Program Still Accepting Applications

  • Oct 12, 2020

The Farmworker Household Assistance Program in Ventura County aids farmworkers who may be in danger of losing their homes due to the COVID pandemic. Learn more about this program and how to apply.

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Federal Funds Available to Receive and Maintain Organic Certification

  • Aug 11, 2020

The Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) provides federal funds to assist growers and handlers with the costs associated with applying for and maintaining organic certification under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program. New OCCSP applications are due October 31, 2020.

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Fire Recovery Grants Available

  • Jul 10, 2020

In an effort to mitigate the effects of erosion caused by the fires in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, the Post Fire Recovery Project will allocate $320,000 worth of reimbursable supplies to applicants for their erosion control best management practices. Learn more.

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Updates and Information Concerning the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program

  • Apr 07, 2020

On March 27, Congress passed a $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act that provides $349 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help small businesses. Since its passage, there have been some new developments concerning the PPP. Learn more.

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Small Business COVID-19 Funding Resources

  • Apr 07, 2020

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has created an online page listing loan resources available to small businesses affected by the pandemic. Learn more.

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