Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
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:
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
- CFAP 20,000 bushels x $0.32 = $6,400
- CCC 20,000 bushels x $0.35 = $7,000
- Resulting total payment = $13,400
- 1st Payment: $13,400 x 80% = $10,720
- Potential 2nd and Final Payment: $13,400 - $10,720 = $2,680
*Example provided by Farm Credit Illinois crop insurance
For livestock payment details, visit the UDSA CFAP Resource Page and find a Payment Calculator at the bottom on the page, under Resources.
- 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:
Contact your local FSA office for more information.