USDA Announces Second Round of CFAP Funding
A second round of USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) funding started September 21. The new program, CFAP-2, is a marked improvement on the last version with more eligible commodities and a payment option based on lost income rather than price decline. If you couldn’t apply or decided it wasn’t worth applying for CFAP in the first round, it’s worth taking another look to see what kind of relief payment you could receive through CFAP-2.
Still not sure if you’re eligible or need one-on-one help with the application? Check out our blog which includes a summary of what is included, as well as information on how to contact us with any questions.
NCDA Offers Reimbursements for Organic Certification
Organic farmers who were certified or recertified between October 1, 2019, and September 30, 2020, can apply for partial reimbursement of up to 50% of the cost per category, with a maximum payment of $500 per category (crops, livestock, wild crop, and handler/processor).
Applications must be postmarked by November 20, 2020, but NCDA encourages growers and handlers to submit early, as funds will be distributed on a first-come basis.
See the NCDA Organic website or apply through your local Farm Service Agency.
Grants of up to $2,500 Available for Livestock and Poultry Farmers
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) is again offering Fund-a-Farmer Grants of up to $2,500 to eligible livestock and poultry farmers for projects that help them improve pasture, expand animal welfare, and/or build capacity of their operations. Applications are due December 1; grants will be awarded in February 2021. Learn more on FACT’s website.