October 29, 2020

CFAP SIGNUP BEGINS SOON

USDA will soon begin taking applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.
As part of applying for the program, you’ll need to contact the Farm Service Agency
county office at your local USDA Service Center to schedule an appointment. Find your
office at farmers.gov/cfap.

Your local FSA staff will work with you to apply for the program, and through forms
asking for this type of information:

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Personal, including your Tax Identification Number
Farming operating structure
Adjusted Gross Income to ensure eligibility
Direct deposit to enable payment processing

Please do not send any personal information to USDA without first initiating contact
through a phone call.

FSA has streamlined the signup process to not require an acreage report at the time of
application and a USDA farm number may not be immediately needed.

If you are an existing customer, this information is likely on file at your local Service
Center.

What Can You Do Now?
While the application process has not started, you can start gathering and
understanding your farm’s recent sales and inventory.
How Will USDA Accept Applications?
USDA Service Centers are open for business by phone appointment only. Once the
application period opens, please call your FSA county office to schedule an
appointment.
Our staff are working with our agricultural producers by phone and using email, fax,
mail, and online tools to accept applications.
New to Working with the Farm Service Agency?
FSA has county offices located at USDA Service Centers across the country. To find
your office and more information on CFAP, visit farmers.gov/CFAP.