USDA is providing additional assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for certain agricultural producers whose operations were directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Visit farmers.gov/cfap for information on expanded eligibility and updated payment calculations.
The review of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is ongoing and we anticipate a decision in the weeks ahead. Payments under the CFAP 2 signup that ended December have not been impacted in any way. The deadline of February 26 has been eliminated and USDA’s Farm Service Agency will continue to accept applications during the evaluation period. Interested applicants will have at least an additional 30 days to sign up after any decision is announced.
Complete New CFAP 2 Application
Contract producers of swine, broilers, laying hens, chicken eggs, and turkeys who suffered a drop in revenue in 2020 as compared to their 2019 revenue because of the pandemic are now eligible to apply for CFAP 2, along with producers of pullets and turfgrass sod. Visit farmers.gov/cfap for all eligibility information.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency offers two options for producers to apply for CFAP 2. Producers may complete the CFAP 2 application form manually or via the CFAP 2 Application Portal.
Manually Complete CFAP 2 Application Form
Apply Online via CFAP 2 Application Portal
Producers with an eAuthentication account will have the option to apply for CFAP 2 via our CFAP 2 Application Portal. Applications will be completed, electronically signed, and submitted directly to your local USDA Service Center through this online system. Instructions for the CFAP 2 Application Portal are available for download. Producers interested in creating an eAuthentication account should visit farmers.gov/sign-in to learn more.
Note: Online applications cannot be created 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.
CFAP 2 Additional Application Materials
In addition to the application form, our staff will work with you to complete portions of the CCC-902 – Farm Operating Plan – if necessary. Additionally, the following forms will be needed for CFAP 2. If you are an existing customer, this information is likely on file at your local USDA Service Center.
- CCC-901 – Identifies members of a farm or ranch that is a legal entity. Member Information will be completed by legal entities and joint operations to collect the following:
- member names, addresses, and Tax Identification Numbers
- citizenship status
- CCC-941 – Reports your average adjusted gross income for programs where income restrictions apply. Note: Forms CCC-941 and CCC-942 (if applicable), used for certifying average AGI and Farm AGI, are required to be filed by the applicant. The individual or a legal entity applying must provide information on all members, stockholders, or partners at or above the fourth level of ownership in the business structure.
- CCC-942 – If applicable, this certification reports income from farming, ranching, or forestry-related activities for those exceeding the adjusted gross income limitation. Note: Forms CCC-941 and CCC-942 (if applicable), used for certifying average AGI and Farm AGI, are required to be filed by the applicant. The individual or a legal entity applying must provide information on all members, stockholders, or partners at or above the fourth level of ownership in the business structure.
- AD-1026 – Ensures compliance with highly erodible land conservation and wetland conservation.
- AD-2047 – Provides basic customer contact information.
- SF-3881 – Collects your banking information to allow USDA to make payments to you via direct deposit.
To complete the CFAP 2 application, producers will need to reference their sales, inventory, and other records. However, since CFAP 2 is a self-certification program, this documentation will not need to be submitted with the application. Because applications are subject to County Committee review and spot check, some producers will be required to provide documentation. Producers should retain the records and documentation they use to complete the application.
Modify Existing CFAP 2 Application
FSA adjusted the CFAP 2 payment calculation for sales-based commodities to account for crop insurance indemnities, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) payments, and Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) payments in crop year 2019. Impacted commodities include specialty crops, aquaculture, tobacco, specialty livestock, and nursery crops and floriculture.
FSA also updated the CFAP 2 payment calculation for certain row crops, specifically for producers who had crop insurance but did not have an available 2020 Actual Production History (APH) approved yield. FSA is now using 100 percent of the 2019 Agriculture Risk Coverage-County Option benchmark yield for CFAP 2 applications for these producers, rather than the original 85 percent. This calculation change impacts producers with crop insurance coverage who grow barley, corn, sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers, upland cotton, and wheat.
Producers who applied during the CFAP 2 signup period that closed December 11, and are now eligible to modify their application, should contact the FSA office at their local USDA Service Center to get started. Additional eligibility information is available on farmers.gov/cfap.
Assistance with Applying
Eligible producers should call the FSA office at their local USDA Service Center to schedule an appointment to apply for CFAP 2 or modify an existing application. You can check the status of your local USDA Service Center.
A call center is available for producers who would like additional one-on-one support. Please call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to help. The call center can provide service to non-English speaking customers. Customers will select 1 for English and 2 for Spanish. For other languages, customers select 1 and indicate their language to the call center staff.
USDA Service Centers are open for business, including those that restrict in-person visits or require appointments. Service Centers that are open for appointments will pre-screen visitors based on health concerns or recent travel, and visitors must adhere to social distancing guidelines. Visitors are also required to wear a face covering during their appointment. Our program delivery staff will continue to work with our producers by phone, email, and using online tools.
CFAP Additional Assistance Information
Visit farmers.gov/cfap for more information on CFAP Additional Assistance, including eligible commodities, producer eligibility, payment limitations and structure, and the latest program resources.
Find Your Local Service Center
We are committed to delivering USDA services to America’s farmers and ranchers while taking safety measures in response to COVID-19. While employees continue to staff our Service Centers, some are only available for phone appointments at this time. Service Centers that are open for appointments will pre-screen visitors based on health concerns or recent travel, and visitors must adhere to social distancing guidelines. Visitors are also required to wear a face covering during their appointment. You can learn the status of your service center through the Service Center Status Map. Learn more at farmers.gov/coronavirus.
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Visit the Risk Management Agency website to ﬁnd a regional or compliance office or to ﬁnd an insurance agent near you.