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Governor Ivey has awarded $26 Million of Coronavirus Relief Funds to assist Alabama Agriculture impacted by COVID-19. These funds will be distributed through seven programs (below). No funds may be utilized for salaries, building projects or capital improvements. Applications for reimbursement and detailed information will be available as they are announced.


The application period for these three programs is August 24 - September 15, 2020. Application information provided by ADAI.

Meat Processing Plant Reimbursement Program
  • $1.5 million for reimbursements up to $50,000 for existing processors to expand capacity to meet increased demand caused by COVID-19.
  • Applications available from ADAI Meat Inspection Section.
Catfish Processor Reimbursement Program
  • $500,000 to reimburse catfish processing plants for purchases of PPE, disinfectants, workstation dividers, COVID-19 testing for employees, etc. to combat COVID-19 made between March 13, 2020 and July 31, 2020.
  • ADAI will provide applications.
Fruit & Vegetable Processor Reimbursement Program
  • $500,000 to reimburse fruit and vegetable processing plants for purchases of PPE, disinfectants, workstation dividers, COVID-19 testing for employees, etc. to combat COVID-19 made between March 13, 2020 and July 31, 2020.
  • Funds may also be used to reimburse the processors for the purchase of equipment such as washing stations, flash freezers, and packaging equipment to expand production to meet increased demand caused by COVID-19.
  • Applications available from ADAI Farmers Market Authority.

Direct Payment Business Stabilization Grants to Cattle Producers - The application period of September 8, 2020 - October 9, 2020 is now closed.
  • $10.5 million (for feeder and fed cattle sold between April 16, 2020 and May 15, 2020, and dairy producers that qualified for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).
  • Eligibility Requirements
State Supplemental CFAP Grant Program - The application period of September 15, 2020 - October 15, 2020 is now closed.
  • $8 million for a state supplemental payment to producers that qualified for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The exact percentage to be used for the state payment will be determined after all state supplemental CFAP applications have been received and USDA’s CFAP data is finalized.
  • Eligibility Requirements
Nursery Grower Reimbursement Program - The application period of September 15, 2020 - October 15, 2020 is now closed.
  • $1 million to reimburse licensed nursery growers for purchases of PPE, disinfectants, workstation dividers, COVID-19 testing for employees, etc. to combat COVID-19 made between March 13, 2020 and July 31, 2020.
  • This program will not apply for nursery growers that are compensated through the State Supplemental CFAP Program.
  • Eligibility Requirements
Poultry Farmer Stabilization Grant Program Application period October 13, 2020 - November 6, 2020:

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