Review of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Continues

February 25, 2021

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Review of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Continues

USDA’s review of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is ongoing and a decision is anticipated in the weeks ahead. CFAP Additional Assistance, which expanded eligibility for some agricultural producers and commodities, is under review. The Farm Service Agency is eliminating the February 26 deadline for CFAP Additional Assistance and will continue to accept applications during the evaluation period. Producers will be given at least an additional 30 days to sign up after any decision is announced. Payments from the CFAP 2 signup that ended December 11 have not been impacted in any way.

USDA remains focused on helping producers who have been hurt by market disruptions due to the pandemic, trade disputes and extreme weather. USDA has been gathering feedback to identify gaps in the previous rounds of assistance.

For more information, contact the FSA staff at your local USDA Service Center or visit