Immediate Disaster Needs For Farm Businesses APPLICATION
WNC Communities recognizes that farmers in the region have immediate disaster relief needs to stabilize their farm businesses and to support a resilient regional food system. The goal of this program is to provide resources quickly, while making reasonable efforts not to duplicate other funding sources.

Farm businesses with damages directly related to Tropical Storm Fred on August 17, 2021 are eligible. Priority will be given to those in the hardest hit region of Haywood, Buncombe, Henderson and Transylvania counties. Any farm with direct damages within WNC Communities’ 20 county service region may apply.

To apply:
BEFORE YOU START THIS ONLINE APPLICATION, please contact a partner agency to let them know you want to apply. A representative from the agency will pre-qualify your application to make sure your farm meets the requirements of our assistance program. Once pre-qualified, fill out this application to the best of your ability.

Partner Organizations:
WNC Communities, NC Cooperative Extension, Buncombe County Soil and Water, Haywood Soil and Water, NC Farm Bureau, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), WNC Livestock Exchange

Funds will be awarded on a rolling basis, prioritizing the most urgent needs first.

If you have not done so already, contact your local FSA office to report your farm damages.
Email *
Application Partner: Provide the name, agency and contact information of the person who pre-qualified your application: *
Name *
Farm Name *
County *
Physical Address *
Mailing Address *
If same, please enter SAME.
Phone number *
Email *
Briefly describe your farm operation (what and how many acres do you produce and grow, and what are your markets): *
How many people do you employ on your farm, including you and your family? *
What percentage of your household income is derived from the farm? *
Do you have a Farm Service Agency number? If so, please provide: *
Do you file a Schedule F or equivalent Schedule C to the IRS? If so, for how many years? *
Do you have crop insurance? *
Please provide any detail on what your crop insurance will/ won’t cover.
Are you considered a limited-resource farmer by one of the USDA agencies such as FSA, NRCS, Rural Development, etc.? *
Please answer the following questions as completely and honestly as you can. Our intent is to help as many farmers possible, and as quickly as possible, without duplicating efforts.
Please prioritize your immediate needs. List your top 3 needs here: *
Estimate the % of yearly farm income lost (current or future) stemming from storm damage:
Please provide the details about your needs and the specific ways these funds will be used to respond to/recover from the recent natural disaster?
Have you already received any other relief funds to cover disaster related costs? *
If yes, please list how much and where those funds came from. Please identify where you still have specific funding gaps or needs.
Do you expect to receive any other relief funds to cover disaster related costs? *
Request Budget
Please provide a budget showing a breakdown of expenses you will cover with requested funds (ex. labor for clean-up, repair and replace fencing, cover crop seed, etc.), listing the most urgent first. Requests may be partially awarded and limited to the most urgent needs. Additional funding may be available in the future to cover other expenses.
URGENT Expenses *
OTHER Expenses
How long have you been farming? *
Do you OWN or LEASE the land you are farming? *
If OWN, how many acres?
If LEASE, how many acres?
What is your race/ethnicity? (check all that apply) *
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