Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
Resource Guide


Available through the FSA, the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) provides direct support based on actual losses to farmers whose prices and market supply chains have been impacted by COVID-19. To help farmers navigate this program, FCI compiled details, requirements, forms, and application links in one place.

Your local FSA office is accepting applications now through August 28, 2020. 



USDA Fact Sheets & Video:

Applications & FAQ’s:

 Calculator Download:

 CFAP Commodity Chart_USDA

Corn Payment Example:

2019 Total Production = 100,000 bushels

      100,000 bushels x 50% = 50,000 bushels

      Had 40,000 bushels still unpriced Jan. 15, 2020

Eligible production = 40,000 bushels
(lesser of 50% of total production or unpriced inventory as of Jan. 15, 2020)

40,000 bushels x 50% = 20,000 bushels for payment calculation

  1. CFAP   20,000 bushels x $0.32 = $6,400
  2. CCC     20,000 bushels x $0.35 = $7,000
  3. Resulting total payment = $13,400
  4. 1st Payment: $13,400 x 80% = $10,720  
  5. Potential 2nd and Final Payment: $13,400 - $10,720 = $2,680

    *Example provided by Farm Credit Illinois crop insurance

 CFAP Livestock chart_USDA

For livestock payment details, visit the UDSA CFAP Resource Page and find a Payment Calculator at the bottom on the page, under Resources.

Special considerations:

  • One-time submission opportunity
    • Not first come, first served
    • Applications accepted through Aug. 28, 2020
    • Penalties for misreporting may apply, so producers should provide the most accurate inventory information possible
  • All supporting documentation required by FSA must be submitted within 60 days of the CFAP application signature date
    • New entities should be aware of all documentation requirements prior to signing CFAP application
    • Contact your local FSA office for more information


Additional CFAP Marketing Contract Eligibility guidelines from the USDA:

CFAP Eligibility Guidelines USDA

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program FAQ. (2020, June 2). Retrieved from

Contact your local FSA office for more information.


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