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USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Applications Open Today

Posted: May 26 2020

From FUTURE HARVEST, the Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture:

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the new Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to provide $16 billion in aid to farmers who suffered economic losses due to the coronavirus pandemic, making it the largest single payment in history to our nation’s farmers.

Today through August 28, 2020, farmers that meet eligibility requirements may apply. Funds will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis, so if you do, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

The following summary is based on information provided by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. Read more about required documentation,  expected payouts, farmer eligibility requirements, and what to prepare before applying, click here