Relief funds available to Montgomery County farmers for losses caused by COVID-19

Miami Valley News

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Montgomery County has allocated $5 million from the Federal CARES Act for agribusiness in the county. Farmers impacted by the pandemic can be awarded up to $100,000.

Montgomery County Commissioners are announcing three CARES Act grant programs Wednesday.

To be eligible for the agriculture CARES Act funds, an applicant must prove that the pandemic has had a negative impact on business. The agriculture business also must:

  • Be located in Montgomery County
  • Benefit individuals living in Montgomery County
  • Be able to provide financial records to support the grant request (including reconciling and reporting the use of federal funds, and tracking and reporting number of clients served and demographic information)
  • Submit documentation to the Office of CARES Act, including previous two years’ of IRS Schedule F forms (profit or loss from farming)

Applications for the grant money can be picked up at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Monday through Friday from 2-8 pm.

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