Financial Resources

© Sarah Anne Risk

What we know about COVID-19 is rapidly evolving. The Napa Valley Grapegrowers is monitoring the situation and how it affects our members, agriculture, and the community.

Federal Aid for Grape Growers:

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2.0
The USDA released information about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) 2.0 package.  The program now covers wine grapes and has allocated an additional $14 billion for farmers and ranchers who continue to experience hardships and losses in sales due to COVID-19.  Payments will be capped at $250,000 per person or entity.

Signup for CFAP 2 runs from now through December 11, 2020

Business Resources:


In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Paycheck Protection Program: This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program
  • EIDL Loan Advance: This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.
  • SBA Express Bridge Loans: Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.
  • SBA Debt Relief: The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more from the NVG Webinar: Federal Financial Relief Packages for COVID-19

Hardship Assistance Grants for Organic Producers

If you—or an organic producer you know—have experienced hardship during the 2020 calendar year, we encourage you to apply for financial assistance through the Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund. The application deadline is midnight on May 25, 2020. There will be a second grant deadline on November 20, 2020. Documentation of your economic loss and organic certification is required. 

Individual Resources:


California’s Employment Development Department (EDD)

The EDD provides support services to people who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19 in California. For access to those services, use their online resources.

Financial Aid

UpValley Family Centers 

Available emergency aid for low- to moderate-income workers who face financial hardship resulting from the economic impact of the Coronavirus, call (707) 965-5010 or email to request an appointment.

Napa Valley Community Foundation 

The COVID-19 Fund addresses the public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in our community. The Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) program is available for workers who live in Napa County, whose household income is at or below 120% of Area Median Income, and who do not qualify for government-sponsored unemployment or paid family leave benefits. Learn More.

Season of Sharing

Since 1986, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund, a private non-profit fund, has raised over $120 million to provide temporary financial assistance to individuals and families in crisis to pay for housing and emergency needs that cannot be met through other resources.

Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

The Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) project is a one-time state-funded disaster relief assistance for undocumented adult immigrants impacted by COVID-19. An undocumented adult who qualifies can receive $500 in direct assistance, with a maximum of $1000 in assistance per household.