Which expenses qualify for reimbursement?

These are the expenses that are eligible for reimbursement through the Family-Owned Farm Grant Program.

Salaries

Eligible
  • Additional salaries paid in excess of normal hours for COVID sanitation, feeding and caring for extra livestock held, or for social distancing requirements (ex. extra staffing at farmers market or corn maze for social distancing)


Ineligible
  • Expenses reimbursed by other state, federal, or local grants not eligible
  • Owner compensation is not eligible for reimbursement


Supplies

Eligible
  • Supplies needed in excess of pre-COVID levels to meet social distancing requirements or increased demand for services (ex. additional supply expenses for feed, hay, yardage, etc., for cattle held longer than planned)
  • COVID testing; cleaning supplies; air filters; PPE


Ineligible
  • Generally, row crop inputs such as seed, fertilizer, etc. are not eligible

Equipment

Eligible 
  • For sanitation; sanitizing stations
  • Technology or equipment needed to pivot delivery of services, for e-commerce (as a direct result of COVID)
  • Equipment necessary for mitigation/social distancing
  • Additional freezer space for holding product longer


Ineligible
  • Equipment for diversifying services not eligible
  • In general, purchases such as vehicles, tractors and grain bins are not eligible


Facility Reconfiguration

Eligible
  • To meet social distancing guidelines (plexiglass, dividers, extra signage, etc)
  • To meet increased demand for services


Ineligible
  • Previously planned expansion or renovation not eligible


Solid Waste Disposal

Eligible
  • Increased costs for disposal of used PPE

Other

Eligible
  • COVID line item deduction on milk check; Milk dumping and associated freight expense
  • Vet bills for held livestock
  • Extra booth rental at farmer’s market for social distancing
  • Increase in transportation cost (delivering cattle to three lockers instead of one to get animals processed)


Ineligible
  • Revenue replacement, loss of revenue for drop in livestock prices are not eligible
  • Tractor payments, operating loans, or mortgage payments not eligible
  • Additional fencing, fertilizer, land clearing not eligible