Disaster Relief resources

Parts of Eastern Kentucky experienced extreme flooding in July 2022. If you are looking for resources to use, or ways to help those impacted, please see the details below. 

Kentucky was hit by tornados in December 2021. If you are looking for resources and ways to help those impacted by the storm, please see or share the opportunities below. 

  • Federal Programs: Most Kentucky agricultural producers may be eligible for federal programs from the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to losses directly related to the adverse weather events that occurred in the Commonwealth from December 10 – 11, 2021. These programs are administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, not the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. If you have questions about program eligibility, please download this resource guide from KDA for an overview or contact your local U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA).

    • USDA programs include emergency loans, programs to remove debris, repair fencing, crop loss programs (NAP – non-insured Disaster Assistance Program; TAP – tree assistance program)

  • FEMA: apply based on location for temporary housing, repairs, other assistance

  • Small Business Administration (SBA): disaster assistance resources 

  • Kentucky Department of Agriculture Tornado Resources: disaster assistance program information, overview of federal assistance programs, tip sheet for assessing damage, mental health resources

  • Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service: contact your local office for needs and ways to assis

  • Ongoing food assistance will be needed. Consider supporting Feed Louisville or The Lee Initiative, both of which have mobile teams serving meals to those most impacted

  • The Commonwealth Alliance Donor Table, Kentucky Civic Engagement Table, Black Leadership Action Coalition of Kentucky, Hood To The Holler, and Showing Up For Racial Justice are raising funds to sustainably support disaster relief efforts in Western Kentucky. All funds raised will be directed to grassroots groups supporting short-term and long-term mutual aid and disaster relief for communities impacted by the recent tornadoes.