Are You Eligible for Assistance Through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2?
Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) began on Sept. 21, 2020 and will continue through Dec. 11, 2020. CFAP 2 provides eligible producers with direct financial assistance due to market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.
Many more commodities are eligible for CFAP 2 than CFAP 1. Our new, easy-to-use CFAP 2 Eligible Commodities Finder makes finding payment rates specific to your operation simple. Try it out here:
U.S. raisin growers (producers) are eligible to apply for funds under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2), the second USDA direct payment program for producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. CFAP 2 is distinct from the first Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 1), so raisin producers that applied for CFAP 1 will need to submit a separate CFAP 2 application to their Farm Service Agency (FSA), USDA county office.
The report below provides payment rates, requirements, limitations and other information necessary for understanding the Sales Commodity category within CFAP 2.
Raisins are among the specialty crops eligible for payments under the Sales Commodities category. A complete list of eligible sales commodities can be found at: https://www.farmers.gov/cfap/specialty
Additional Information and to submit the application: www.farmers.gov
Help Available from USDA to Apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2
At USDA, they are committed to helping you complete program applications, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency staff can help guide you through the process of applying for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2), including preparing and submitting required paperwork. There is no need to hire a paid preparer.
Additionally, translation services are available in all USDA Service Centers, so one-on-one assistance with a Service Center employee can be translated in real time. To find the nearest USDA Service Center, visit farmers.gov/service-locator.
A call center is also available for producers who would like additional support with the CFAP 2 application process. Please call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to offer assistance. The call center can provide service to non-English speaking customers. Customers will select 1 for English and 2 to speak with a Spanish speaking employee. For other languages, customers select 1 and indicate their language to the call center staff to be connected to an over-the-phone translation service.