Kansas Recovery Resources

The wildfire and storms on Dec. 15, 2021, left a significant impact in Kansas, especially in the region affected by the Four County Fire. This page serves as a central gathering point for all information related to Recovery Resources, including information shared at the public meeting on Dec. 29, public and private assistance that is available to impacted residents, and opportunities to help for those who wish to donate funds or supplies. 

NOTE: Applications for relief funds from the Kansas Livestock Foundation are due January 31. Find the application here. Applicants do not have to be KLA members. 

Resources for Kansans Affected by the Disaster

  • KDHE, KDOR waiving fees for documents lost in fire

  • Mental Health Help for Farmers and Ranchers in Distress

  • Ag Needs for Affected Farmers/Ranchers

  • Applications for relief funds

  • Need help? Post your need on HitchPin

  • Fencing Resources

  • Livestock Welfare

  • Assistance with Livestock Disposal/Burial

  • USDA-FSA: Federal Programs and Services

  • NRCS Emergency Livestock Mortality Management

  • Need Harvest/Feeding Assistance?

  • KDHE resources for disposal of disaster debris

  • Specialty Crop Losses

  • Moving hay and supplies

  • Disaster Recovery Tips from KSRE

  • Insurance problems? Call consumer hotline

  • Call before you dig

  • Economic Recovery Loan Program

  • State Agency Assistance

Fire Recovery Public Meeting

Kansas Farm BureauKansas Livestock Association and local community organizations hosted a meeting on Dec. 29 to discuss disaster assistance available for producers affected by recent severe storms and wildfires in Kansas.

VIEW entire public meeting
VIEW welcome remarks from Kansas officials
VIEW remarks from Jenny Giles-Betschart (Giles Ranch)
VIEW closing comments

Information that was shared at that public meeting is included below. 

How can you help?

  • Donate cash for ag-related relief efforts

  • Donate to Community Foundations

  • Donate for 4-County Fire Relief Funds

  • Current Needs in the 4-County Fire Area

  • Donate supplies through HitchPin