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Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

USDA implemented Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for agricultural producers whose operations were directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

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.

 

USDA announced an expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program on September 17. Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2, CFAP 2, provided producers with financial assistance to absorb some of the increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

CFAP 2 followed the first round of CFAP, which had an application period of May 26 through September 11. Learn more about USDA’s initial Coronavirus Food Assistance Program by visiting farmers.gov/cfap1.

 

Commodity Eligibility for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

Eligible commodities for CFAP 2 included:





About Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

USDA announced Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 on September 17, 2020. Signup for CFAP 2 opened on September 21 and ran through December 11, 2020. Key program information includes:



 

CFAP 2 Resources

USDA offers answers to frequently asked questions, digital tools, and additional information for farmers and ranchers interested in learning more about CFAP 2. 



 

CFAP 1 Information

USDA announced the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program on April 17, 2020. The application period for CFAP 1 opened on May 26, 2020, with applications accepted through September 11 for most producers and an updated deadline of October 9 for producers in certain locations impacted by natural disasters.

All information related to CFAP 1 can be found at farmers.gov/cfap1, with commodity-specific CFAP 1 information available for non-specialty crops, wool, livestock, dairy, specialty crops, nursery crops and cut flowers, aquaculture, and eggs.

 

Broader USDA Efforts

USDA offers additional programs and services available to farmers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more at farmers.gov/coronavirus.

 

CFAP 2 Videos

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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