In December 2021, the Oregon Legislature approved funds for farmers that have been affected by natural disasters in 2021. The Oregon Disaster Assistance Program (ODAP) is now open until June 3rd. This loan forgiveness program is designed to help farmers continue producing high quality Oregon products. To apply, check out the ODAP website and visit one of the approved lenders listed below.
Lenders who are accepting applications beginning on May 9:
· Umpqua Bank (branch locations)
· Columbia Bank (branch locations)
· Bank of Eastern Oregon (branch locations)
· Old West Federal Credit Union (branch locations)
If you are a farmer or rancher and not qualified to apply for the ODAP funds, Oregon Community Food Systems Network Disaster Relief Grant Program is also open and accepting applications.
Both programs are designed to be as accessible as possible to farmers and ranchers in Oregon affected by natural disasters in 2021. Contact your local lending agent or visit the Farmer and Rancher Grant Program website to determine which fund is the best for your operation to access.