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; USDA’s DFAP contractors will provide speakers and technical assistance for them. The deadline date for applications is November 17, 2023.
|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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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)
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.
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
Kansas Farmers Union
Local First Arizona
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.
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
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The Kohala Center, Inc.
Virginia State University
Wallace Center at Winrock International
World Farmers, Inc.