Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
Important Information for Farmers – Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)
Citizens First Bank is committed to providing resources to our customers and our community. Although we will not have a direct role in helping you apply for these funds, we encourage you to Prepare Now and Act Fast to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Funding is likely to go fast, so acting promptly is key to securing these resources. The program is designed to offset direct losses for farmers, and will provide up to $16 Billion in direct payments to producers to offset impacts from the pandemic.
USDA will begin taking applications beginning May 26, 2020 for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). 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
Your local FSA staff will work with you to apply for the program, and through forms asking for this type of information:
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.