The deadline to apply for a direct payment under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is Friday, September 11, 2020. USDA will process applications as they are received. All applications will be processed no later than November 13, 2020.
CCM has created a step-by-step guide with links to the application, required forms, and helpful resources. The guide can be found on the CCM website at https://www.cacitrusmutual.com/2020/08/12/cfap-a-step-by-step-guide/.
Growers seeking one-on-one support with the CFAP application process can call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to offer general assistance.
USDA is expected to announce a second round of CFAP payments soon. Details have not been released, however, we anticipate the new program will cover losses incurred after April 15th due to ongoing market disruptions created by the COVID-19 pandemic. More information will be shared as is becomes available.