Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2021

April 21, 2021

The US Department of Agriculture shared the following announcement, explaining that the Farm Service Agency is accepting new applications from food producers for their Coronavirus Food Access Program (CFAP)

For more details, please read the announcement below.

USDA’s Farm Service Agency
is currently accepting new and modified CFAP 2 applications


Has your operation been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic?

USDA is implementing updates to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for producers of agricultural commodities marketed in 2020 who faced market disruptions due to COVID-19. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced an expansion of 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.

In 2020, did you own/produce any of the following?

  • Livestock (cattle, pigs, sheep/wool, broilers/pullets, eggs and more)
  • Row or specialty crops (including aquaculture, nursery, and more)

If so, you may be eligible for financial assistance through CFAP 2. The CFAP 2 signup period has reopened as part of USDA’s new Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Note: Participation in CFAP 1 is NOT required for assistance through CFAP 2.

To learn more, visit farmers.gov/CFAP, contact our call center at 877-508-8364, or contact your local FSA office.

Last modified: April 21, 2021

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