Iowa Disaster Agriculture Resource Guide

Release Date:
June 7, 2024

This document is a collection of potential grant, loan, and technical assistance programs that may be able to assist with your community’s needs. 

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  • Beginning Farmer Loan Programs – Iowa Finance Authority – Beginning Farmer Programs are for agricultural asset purchases.  The Beginning Farmer Loan Program will provide a reduced interest rate on the beginning farmer’s bank loan through a tax-exempt bond, or the Loan Participation Program can be used to supplement a down payment.


for additional USDA programs that can help agricultural producers recover or visit your local county USDA Service Center for in-person service.


If you are in crisis, there are options available to help you cope. You can call Lifeline at 988 anywhere in the United States 24/7 for confidential support.

This document is designed to provide a starting point for communities and eligible applicants who may have needs outside of those covered by Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management or the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It is not a guarantee or promise of any grant acceptance, program, technical assistance, etc. from any federal agency, private organization, or non-profit. All programs may not apply to all eligible applicants. Descriptions provided are quoted directly from the lead agency’s information at the time and date listed in the footer of this document. Many additional resources may exist. 

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