Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct relief to producers
who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.
We know producers are facing a tough time now, and we are making every effort to provide much-needed support as quickly as possible. Producers of all eligible commodities can apply through their local FSA office.
FSA is available over the phone and virtually to walk you through the application process, whether it’s the first time you’ve worked with us, or if you know us quite well.
There is a call center number (877-508-8364) set up to help you with your questions or call Lincoln County FSA 509-725-4501.
USDA is accepting applications now through August 28, 2020.
Producers should apply through the Farm Service Agency at their local USDA Service Center.
Join Upcoming Webinars presented by CFAP National Program Specialists to discuss what specialty crop producers should know to sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) which ends August 28, 2020
Webinar #1: Specialty Crop Producers
June 9, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
Webinar #2: Dairy & Non-Specialty Crop Producers
June 11, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
Webinar #3: Non-Specialty Crop & Livestock Producers
June 16, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
FSA Programs in the Time of Coronavirus Producer Education Webinar
June 18, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
About the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP, provides vital financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities who have suffered a five-percent-or-greater price decline or who had losses due to market supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and face additional significant market costs. Eligible commodities include:
Non-specialty Crops: malting barley, canola, corn, upland cotton, millet, oats, soybeans, sorghum, sunflowers, durum wheat, and hard red spring wheat
Livestock: cattle, hogs, and sheep (lambs and yearlings only)
Fruits: apples, avocados, blueberries, cantaloupe, grapefruit, kiwifruit, lemons, oranges, papaya, peaches, pears, raspberries, strawberries, tangerines, tomatoes, watermelons
Vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, dry onions, green onions, peppers, potatoes, rhubarb, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, taro
Nuts: almonds, pecans, walnuts
Other: beans, mushrooms
CFAP is structured to ensure the availability of funding for all eligible producers who apply. In order to do this, you will receive 80 percent of your maximum total payment upon approval of your application. The remaining portion of the payment, not to exceed the payment limit, will be paid at a later date nationwide, as funds remain available.
Our payment calculator can help you identify the sales and inventory records you need to apply and calculate your potential payments. You will need Microsoft Excel to use the payment calculator.
Applying for CFAP
By using the payment calculator tool, you will be able to print off a pre-filled CFAP application in which you can sign and submit to your local FSA office either electronically or via hand delivery to a drop box at your local office. Contact your local office to determine the preferred method. You may also need to complete necessary eligibility forms. If you are an existing customer, this information is likely on file at your local office.
FSA may request additional documentation to support your application and certification after the application is filed. FSA has streamlined the signup process to not require an acreage report at the time of application and a USDA farm number may not be immediately needed.
You can also access the application form and a
payment calculator on farmers.gov/cfap.