SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) [on May 9, 2022] launched the Oregon Disaster Assistance Program (ODAP) for farmers and ranchers who suffered financial losses during one or more of the natural disasters that hit Oregon in 2021. The $40 million program includes forgivable loans for eligible farmers. ODAP is designed to complement USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) disaster assistance, contact your local FSA office for additional information.
For more information about ODAP please visit ODA’s ODAP webpage.
ODAP applications are available through a participating lending institution near you. ODAP will be administered by four chosen lenders familiar with agriculture. Lenders who are accepting applications:
- Umpqua Bank (branch locations)
- Columbia Bank (branch locations)
- Bank of Eastern Oregon (branch locations)
- Old West Federal Credit Union (branch locations)
Applications will be available until June 3, 2022, when assistance will begin to be processed. Based on available funds, ODAP may conduct a second round of applications.
To view a sample application please visit the ODAP webpage.