|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 info. Although 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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org For those of you that have the means to donate funds, you can do sohere.