November 2022 Lake Effect Storm Damage
The Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District
is administering the November 2022 Storm Damage Fund program on behalf of Erie County. Up to $2 million in funding for this program will be provided through Erie County 2023 Budget Balancing and appropriations and do not include any state or federal funds. The objective of the program is to indirectly provide grant funds to eligible farms and agribusinesses throughout Erie County to assist them with covering the cost of capital damages to buildings, structures, machinery, or equipment resulting from the 2022 November Storm that were not covered by Insurance or a Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan.
To help stabilize farms and agri-business in their recovery from November 2022 Storm damage to facilities, structures, equipment, machinery, and capital assets which were determined not eligible for insurance coverage, in a manner in which will preserve agricultural lands and conserve agricultural soils, and protect water quality for future generations.
To strategically invest in and strengthen our local farms and agri-businesses that were adversely impacted by the November Storm but were not eligible for full insurance coverage or federal/state loan assistance resulting from the November Storm not being declared a federal disaster.
Non-farm/agribusinesses are welcome to apply; however, their eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis as allowable under applicable NYS laws