Grants Available -Bay Area Barns & Trails

Grant Application Deadline: May 1st
Bay Area Barns & Trails (BABT) spring Grant Program deadline is May 1. $2500 is our maximum standard grant with up to $5000 for projects with matching funds. Projects that meet BABT’s mission and serve the public in significant ways may be considered for larger grants.  

Our Grant application is simple, and no grant writing experience is needed! To learn more about our Grant Program and the kinds of projects BABT funds click here
Special Circumstances Grant
BABT is offering small grants to barns, or groups associated with barns, needing help during the current pandemic. We are offering these funds to those who need help keeping their current level of horses safe and fed. For the application and to learn more click here.

In addition to grants from BABT there are other opportunities to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus on horse businesses. The federal government offers small businesses loans under the CARES Act that if used for payroll, rent, mortgage and/or utilities become outright grants, more info. CARES also includes longer term loans and $10,000 grants for small business impacted by the disaster,more infoAlthough as we write these programs have exhausted their funding, there are expectations that more funding will be passed soon, so watch the news for the latest developments. And unemployment benefits, over a longer period and for greater amounts than before, are available for the first time ever to include small businesses, the self-employed and independent contractors,more info.
Other Equine Related Covid-19 Resources

For more details about the CARES act and how equine businesses can participate, see Stable Management’s resources.

American Horse Council: Coronavirus Resources for Horse Owners

Equine Disease Communication Center: Coronavirus Disease Resources and Updates

HALTER has assembled an excellent and comprehensive resource page.  

What to do if you need help feeding your horses after a COVID-19-related job loss, and how to help others if you don’t. Horse Owner Help During COVID-19

Tips from Napa CART

SAFER is offering a Hay Assistance Program for Sonoma County.

San Mateo County Horsemen’s Association (SMCHA) is helping members during COVID-19. Their goal is to virtually provide assistance and support to members who may need a helping hand during the days ahead. Please contact  smcha@smcha.org  For those of you that have the means to donate funds, you can do sohere

Deadline for Submission EXTENDED – May 15, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 health crisis, WHOA! and the Mounted Patrol Foundation are extending the deadline for submission of the Equestrian Merit Scholarship Award application to May 15, 2020.

Not everyone has been able to submit on time and we would like to give as many the opportunity to apply as possible.

All those who have already applied may add to or edit their submission up until May 15.

Final decisions will be made by May 29, 2020.

Easter 2020- Staying Safe

Spring and Sprite protecting themselves and others during this pandemic. Some lovely flowers and bunny ears to celebrate the Easter weekend!