Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA)

Founded in 1916, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) is a leader and problem solver on our nation’s most important agricultural issues. Speaking on behalf of a unified voice from all 50 states and four territories, NASDA is a nonpartisan association working to influence policy that is beneficial for all regions, people and environments.

On the front lines for the industry we love, NASDA gives a voice to agriculture through policy, partnerships and public engagement. Because agriculture leads the way for a healthy and resilient world, NASDA members are committed to representing the interests of everyone in the food supply chain who work every day to provide life’s necessities at affordable prices and in a healthy, sustainable manner.


Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: 202-296-9680

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Mandela Partners

Mandela Partners drives equitable, people-centered, community development strategies in the Oakland area. We do this by braiding together several strands of work: Supporting the launch and growth of local food enterprises. Increasing access to healthy food. Building skills and capacity of local BIPOC entrepreneurs. Strengthening income generation among small sustainable farmers. Facilitating access to community capital.


Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: (510) 433-0993

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California Coastal Rural Development Corporation

California Coastal Rural Development Corporation is dedicated to providing financing to small farmers and businesses throughout California who lack access to capital and technical assistance. Their mission is to assist these enterprises to grow, thrive and prosper enabling the overall economic development to our underserved communities. Assists in preparation for SBA loans and participate in FSA guaranteed loan programs as well as direct loan packages.


Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: (831) 424-1099

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Zero Foodprint

Please visit our website at www.zerofoodprint.org/apply to learn more about our Restore Grant program, which awards up to $25,000 for projects implementing NRCS conservation practices. Or visit www.zerofoodprint.org/compost to learn about Compost Connector, which discounts select compost orders in the state of California. 


Service areas: California, Colorado

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WomensNet – Amber Grant for Women

Today, WomensNet carries on that tradition, proudly giving away at least $30,000 every month in Amber Grant money. In recognition of the diversity of businesses owned by women, we’ve also expanded our grant-giving to include: Marketing Grants, Business Category Grants, as well as two $25,000 Year End Grants.


Service areas: National

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The Sheep and Goat Innovation Fund

The Sheep and Goat Innovation Fund is a revolving fund established within the National Livestock Producers Association to assist the U.S. sheep and goat industries by strengthening and enhancing the production and marketing of sheep and goats and their products in the United States.


Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: 719-538-8843

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Steward

Our mission is to promote environmental and economic stewardship through regenerative agriculture. We do this by providing flexible loans to human-scale farms, ranches, fisheries, and food producers looking to propel their operations forward. But we don’t do it alone. Steward gives qualified lenders the opportunity to purchase loan participations, advancing our mission by helping to fund the growth of regenerative agriculture in their community or across the country.


Service areas: National, Puerto Rico, Tribal Nation, Virgin Islands

Go to Website | Phone: 503-868-0400

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Pacific Gateway Center

The mission of Pacific Gateway Center is to empower low-income residents, immigrants, refugees and other vulnerable populations to achieve self-sufficiency through skill-building and access to opportunities while respecting cultural heritages.  As the majority of our immigrant clients are farmers from their respective home countries, leading self-sufficient lives means returning to the farm. Currently we lease 206 acres of farmland to refugee and immigrant families in Kunia.


Service areas: Hawaii

Go to Website | Phone: 808-851-7010

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Mad Capital

Funding for regenerative organic or transitioning to organic producers. Includes traditional loans such as operating loans, equipment loans, mortgages and infrastructure loans as well as transition loans, down payment loans and succession/transfer loans.


Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: 312-914-1578

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Mad Agriculture

Our work begins with farm planning. We dream big about what the land wants to be and how to implement regenerative principles and practices. Putting ideals into action is hard to do. We use a combination of community support, capital and markets to activate regenerative agriculture on the land. Our work learns from and contributes to an emerging and diverse community of funders, practitioners and purchasers. We focus on the Midwest and High Plains of the United States. Exceptions can and will be made.


Service areas: Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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The Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program is supported by the USDA Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network, under agreement number: 2020-70028-32731 proposal number: 2020-07631

The Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program is an equal access/equal opportunity program.