American Rescue Plan Act Debt Payments

On August 16, 2022, President Joseph Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA). This legislation repealed Section 1005 of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). As a result, the information previously available on this webpage concerning Section 1005 is now obsolete.

In addition to repealing Section 1005 of ARPA, the IRA also includes provisions providing the following:

  • $3.1 billion in funding for USDA to provide relief for distressed Farm Loan Program borrowers with at-risk agricultural operations.
  • $2.2 billion in financial assistance for farmers who have experienced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs, by amending Section 1006 of ARPA.
  • Amends ARPA to continue the investments that advance equity and invest in underserved producers. Those investments include $125 million for technical assistance, $250 million to improve land access, and $250 million for eligible minority serving institutions to create career development opportunities for the next generation of agricultural leaders.

USDA is actively reviewing these provisions in the IRA. Please be assured that USDA is working to implement these provisions as expeditiously as possible. All updates will be available on the Inflation Reduction Act Investments webpage.

Call Center Available | Centro de Llamadas Disponible

If you need additional assistance, our Call Center is available weekdays from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. ET.  Call 877-508-8364, then select “American Rescue Plan.” Assistance is available in multiple languages. If you need an operator who speaks a language other than English or Spanish, please select English and tell the operator what language you need.

Si necesita asistencia adicional, nuestro centro de llamadas está disponible de lunes a viernes de 8 a.m. a 7 p.m. ET. Llame al 877-508-8364, luego seleccione "American Rescue Plan". La asistencia está disponible en varios idiomas. Si necesita un operador que hable un idioma que no sea inglés o español, seleccione inglés y dígale al operador qué idioma necesita.

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We are committed to delivering USDA services to America’s farmers and ranchers while taking safety measures in response to the pandemic. Many USDA Service Centers are open for visitors, but some may remain open by appointment only. Contact your local Service Center to determine their open status or make an appointment. Service Center staff continues to work with agricultural producers via phone, email, and other digital tools. Learn more at farmers.gov/coronavirus.

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