Financial Resources

CDFA Resources for California Avocado Growers

  • Nov 12, 2023

The Commission has updated its online resource center with the latest CDFA educational and funding resources of interest to California avocado growers. 

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New Database Lists Farmer Funding Opportunities in English and Spanish

  • Oct 30, 2023

The Community Alliance with Family Farmers' has compiled a new Farmer Funding Opportunities Database. Spanish translation of the database also is available.

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Free Lender Readiness Webinar for Small-scale Producers

  • Oct 29, 2023

The San Diego Food System Alliance is offering a free webinar for small-scale producers to discuss lender readiness and financial pro formas. The financial webinar is designed to help-small scale producers have a productive conversation with lenders to raise funds and/or apply for a loan.

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Drought Relief Grant Funds Available

  • Oct 25, 2023

­­The California Small Agricultural Business Drought and Flood Relief Grant Program awards funds to small agricultural businesses that have experienced a decline in annual gross receipts or profits due to drought or flood conditions. Awards are disbursed up to $100,000.

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Organic Transition Pilot Program Block Grant Applications Available

  • Aug 31, 2023

Applications for the Organic Transition Pilot Program are being accepted through September 15. The program awards block grants to organizations that assist producers transitioning to organic operations.

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Drought Relief Funds Available Through VCRD CUSP Grant

  • Jul 24, 2023

The Ventura County Resource Conservation District is offering direct financial support, through the California Department of Food and Agriculture, for growers in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties who have experienced losses due to drought since 2021.

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