Apply for 22007 Outreach Support Program Funding

Help USDA ensure all producer communities understand DFAP, know how to seek assistance, and know how to apply

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Discrimination Financial Assistance Program (DFAP) is a new program, authorized by Section 22007 of the Inflation Reduction Act, that will provide financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs prior to 2021.

(Details about the program, including an application and e-filing portal, are available at 22007apply.gov. Applicants can also call the free call center at 1-800-721-0970. Filing an application is free and does not require a lawyer. The application period is open and runs through January 13, 2024.)

To support awareness efforts, USDA is offering funding for community groups with networks among potentially eligible farmers and ranchers so that those groups can facilitate awareness and understanding of the Discrimination Financial Assistance Program within producer communities through effective, accessible and inclusive outreach and technical assistance events across geographic regions. Grantees will market and host events; USDAā€™s DFAP contractors will provide speakers and technical assistance for them. The deadline date for applications is November 17, 2023.

Outreach/Education

Technical assistance

An outreach/education event should be marketed to potential DFAP applicants, and should offer them an overview of the program, including eligibility, timelines, preparation useful prior to application, and available assistance. Any such event should include information on technical assistance and how and when to obtain it, including a chance to sign up for one-on-one help. A technical assistance event will provide a higher level of guidance on application completion. Attendees will also receive direct assistance with accessing the DFAP application portal and completing the application.

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Eligible Organizations

 

2020 Farmers Cooperative

A Red Circle

Alaska Village Initiatives

Allensworth Progressive Association

American Indian Higher Education Consortium

American Military Families – Action Network

Annies Project – Education for Farm Women

Athens Land Trust

Black Emergency Managers Association

Black Farmers Collective

Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

Center for Farm Financial Management

Center of Southwest Culture

Central Arkansas Sphinx Foundation (CASF)

Collaborative Visions

Common Ground Producers and Growers, Inc.

Communities for Better Health

Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)

Community Development Corporation of Oregon

Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County

Dear Black Prophets, Co.

Ecotrust

Elaine Legacy Center

Fair Food Network

GRO Health Center

Grow Food/Viva Farms

Haki Farmers Collective

High Desert Food & Farm Alliance

Hmong American Farmers Association

HUEMan Development Project

Indian Land Tenure Foundation

Jubilee Justice

Kansas Farmers Union

Local First Arizona

Magnolia CDC

MentorScope Community Outreach

Michigan State University

National Black Growers Council

National Center for Appropriate Technology

National Council of Negro Women

National Immigrant Farmer Initiative, Inc

National Latino Farmers and Ranchers

National Urban League

National Women in Agriculture Association

OurSpace World, Inc.

Recirculating Farms

Segar Advocacy Institute

Southwest Indian Agricultural Association, Inc.

Sustaining Environment Through Education and Economic Development, Inc.

The Center for Heirs Property Preservation

The Food Group Minnesota Inc.

The International Rescue Committee, Inc.

The Socially Disadvantaged Farmer and Rancher Policy Center at Alcorn State University

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The Kohala Center, Inc.

Virginia State University

Vivian’s Door

Wallace Center at Winrock International

World Farmers, Inc.