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Coronavirus Agricultural and Forestry Business Fund

The application period is now closed.
Applicants will be notified of their application status by September 15, 2020.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has established the Coronavirus Agricultural and Forestry Business Fund (CAFB) to help ensure stability of the food supply chain and agribusiness economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applicants must be an agricultural, food, or forestry business, or nonprofit agricultural entity in Tennessee or have a project based in Tennessee. They must demonstrate business disruption impact from March 1, 2020 to December 30, 2020 under one of the four relief categories:

•  Business Disruption
•  Pandemic Response
•  Supply Chain Enhancement
•  Increased Meat Processing Capacity

Financial assistance received from the CAFB Fund is not a loan and does not need to be repaid. Funding is distributed on a reimbursement basis.   

Questions? Contact the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Business Development Division at 615-837-5160.