State Drought Assistance Programs
To learn about the State's declaration process and emergency tools, click here.
To access the Department's drought application forms, click here.
Federal Drought Assistance Programs
There is a separate drought process at the federal level. Information on this process and related drought assistance programs can be found on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Drought Programs and Assistance website.
Small nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size affected by drought (in a federally declared drought area), may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses. For more information, visit the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Drought Disaster Assistance