Financial Assistance for Farm Flood Damage The recent flooding adversely affected many Clay County producers. There are currently two primary resources for flood assistance directly related to farm operations.  1.	Central Appalachian Family Farm Fund (CAF

Financial Assistance for Farm Flood Damage

The recent flooding adversely affected many Clay County producers. There are currently two primary resources for flood assistance directly related to farm operations.

  1. Central Appalachian Family Farm Fund (CAFFF): This grant can provide up to $5,000 in grant assistance for commercial farmers who sustained damage in the July 2022 flood. Full details are available at: https://www.appalachianky.org/flood/. Applications can be filled out online, but feel free to contact our office if you would prefer a printed application. (CAFFF application header page)
  2. Emergency Conservation Program (ECP): This cost-share program is administered by the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA). FSA has not enacted this program yet, but they are currently collecting information to see whether our area will qualify. To report damage (and be eligible for assistance should it become available) contact the Barbourville FSA office at 606-546-3373. You will need to provide your Farm Number, the type and estimated dollar value of flood damage, and photographs of the damage. (ECP Fact Sheet)

If you have farm damage but need help in documenting damage or estimating the current value of your losses, please contact Clay County Cooperative Extension at 606-598-2789.


USDA Seeking Information about Farm Damage from July 2022 Floods

USDA Farm Service Agency is collecting information on farm damage caused by the July 2022 flood. The USDA will use this information to determine whether Clay County farmers will be eligible for disaster assistance from the USDA.

The Farm Service Agency will need the following information:

  • Farm Number
  • Type of damage (damaged barn, damaged fence, damaged equipment, crop loss, ruined hay, debris in fields, livestock mortalities, etc.)
  • Estimated dollar value of the damage
  • Photographs of the damage

 

Interested producers will need to provide this information to the Farm Service Agency in Barbourville. The Farm Service Agency phone number is 606-546-3373.

If you have farm damage but need help in documenting damage or estimating the current value of your losses, please contact Clay County Cooperative Extension at 606-598-2789.


FEMA Assistance for July 2022 Floods

If you live in Clay, Perry, Breathitt, Knott, or Letcher Counties and were impacted by recent flooding, you may be eligible for federal assistance through FEMA.

You will need the following information to apply:

  • A current phone number where you can be contacted
  • Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying
  • Your Social Security number
  • A general list of damage and losses
  • Banking information if you choose direct deposit
  • If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name

You can contact FEMA by calling 1-800-621-3362 or visiting https://www.disasterassistance.gov  


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