U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Grants to USA agricultural and livestock producers to mitigate the negative financial impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. The purpose of funding is to assist producers in a wide range of markets who have faced disruptions associated with the Coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced an expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) on March 24, 2021. This is part of a larger effort to reach a greater share of farming operations and improve USDA pandemic assistance. CFAP updates included re-opening of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2), additional payments for eligible cattle and row crop producers, and the processing of payments for certain applications filed as part of CFAP Additional Assistance.
Commodities eligible for the current Coronavirus Food Assistance Program signup period are outlined below.
For more information on eligible commodities, see the URL for Full Text (RFP) link listed below.
GrantWatch ID#: 192431
The total amount of CFAP 2 payments made to a legal entity – such as to a corporation, limited liability corporation, limited partnership, trust, or estate – is $250,000 except if:
- Two different members of the legal entity each provide at least 400 hours of active personal labor, active personal management, or combination thereof with respect to the production of 2020 commodities, then an entity may receive up to $500,000.
- Three different members of the legal entity each provide at least 400 hours of active personal labor, active personal management, -or combination thereof with respect to the production of 2020 commodities, then an entity may receive up to $750,000.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://apps.fsa.usda.gov/cfap2/index.jsp
Online applications will not be possible for entities such as corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, trusts, or estates via the CFAP 2 Application Portal. CFAP 2 applications for these business types should be initiated by contacting your local USDA Service Center or the call center at 877-508-8364.
Producers who are interested in filling out the CFAP 2 application manually can download the application form, AD-3117, to fill out and return to the FSA office at their local USDA Service Center: https://www.farmers.gov/service-center-locator
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