The WV Forestry Association and the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation are pleased to announce two opportunities for loggers and log haulers to learn more about the USDA’s PATHH (Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters & Haulers) program.
There is a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. at the GVEDC offices in Maxwelton at 804 Industrial Park Road, Maxwelton.
Loggers and log haulers will be able to ask specific questions about the program and required documentation to apply for the more than $200 million released under this USDA program. These funds will be administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and an FSA representative will be at the meetings to answer questions.
The WV Forestry Association and GVEDC will attend as to offer additional resources and industry information as necessary.
Companies are eligible to apply for up to 80% of their losses from 2019 to 2020 as long as they experienced a decline of more than 10% of gross revenues during that time period. Initially, applicants can receive $2,000 and additional funds will be distributed proportionately based on applications. There is no obligation to repay the amount. The maximum amount of assistance will be $125,000.
Applications are due Oct. 15 applicants are encouraged to work with their local FSA office on the application process. Local FSA Offices: Buckeye – 304-799-4317; Lewisburg: 304-645-6172; Union: 304-772-3006
To gauge capacity, those interested in attending these meetings are asked to call 304-497-4300.
More information on the PATHH program can be found at: https://www.farmers.gov/coronavirus/pandemic-assistance/pathh.