Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

CFAP Signup Begins May 26

CFAP Information for the Almond Industry:

FSA offices will begin taking signups for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) on Tuesday, May 26. The program is intended to provide direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.

What the almond industry needs to know?

  • CFAP will provide $16 billion in direct support based on losses for agriculture producers (farmers and ranchers) where prices and market supply chains have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 ($9.5B from CARES Act; $6.5B from CCC).
  • $2.1 billion of the funding is for specialty crops, which includes California almonds.
  • CFAP provides assistance to producers under several categories, with different eligibility requirements.  The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting applications through August 28, 2020.

Call and set up an appointment with your local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to determine your eligibility and to apply for assistance.

CFAP Resources:

Video of CFAP for Almonds Webinar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXN1A1gJifQ&feature=youtu.be

USDA CFAP Specialty Crops Page
https://www.farmers.gov/sites/default/files/documents/FSA_CFAP_Specialty-Crops_Fact-Sheet.pdf

USDA CFAP Web Page
https://www.farmers.gov/sites/default/files/documents/FSA_CFAP_General_Fact-Sheet.pdf