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Agricultural Management Assistance Program Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) is a voluntary program that provides financial assistance and technical assistance to agricultural producers on private lands to construct or improve water management structures or irrigation structures; to pl...
Business and Industrial Loans The purpose of the Business & Industrial (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program is to improve, develop, or finance business, industry, and employment and improve the economic and environmental climate in rural communities. This purpose is achieved by ...
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care and making it more affordable for many low-income families. The CACFP provides reimbursement for nutritious meals and snacks served to children and ...
Commodity Supplemental Food Program The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, other new mothers up to one year postpartum, infants, children under six years of age, and elderly people at least 60 years of ...
Conservation Reserve Program The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners. CRP reduces soil erosion, protects the nation's ability to produce food and fiber, reduces sedimentation in streams and lakes, improves water quality, establis...
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) - Transition Incentives Program (TIP) The Transition Incentive Program (TIP) provides annual payments for an additional two years beyond the expiration of a CRP contract to participants who sell their land, or lease it long-term, to a beginning or socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher...
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) A voluntary conservation program that encourages producers to address resource concerns in a comprehensive manner by improving, maintaining, and managing existing conservation activities; and undertaking additional conservation activities. The progra...
Crop Insurance Crop Insurance protects agricultural producers against crop losses resulting from natural causes. The program, administered by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA), offers several different plans for crops...
Emergency Conservation Program for Agricultural Producers USDA Farm Service Agency's (FSA) Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) provides emergency funding and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to rehabilitate farmland damaged by natural disasters and for implementing emergency water conservation ...
Emergency Farm Loans USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides emergency loans to help farmers and ranchers who own or operate a farm/ranch located in a county declared by the President or designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as a primary disaster area or quarantin...
Environmental Quality Incentives Program The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) provides technical and financial assistance to eligible agricultural producers to address soil, water, air, and related natural resource concerns on agricultural land and non-industrial private fore...
Farm Operating Loans (Direct and Guaranteed) The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers farm operating loans to farmers who are temporarily unable to obtain private, commercial credit at reasonable rates and terms. Operating loans are used to purchase items such as livestock and feed, machinery and e...
Farm Ownership Loans (Direct and Guaranteed) The Farm Service Agency (FSA) makes farm ownership loans to farmers and ranchers who are temporarily unable to obtain private, commercial credit at reasonable rates and terms. Farm ownership loans are used to purchase farmland, construct and repair b...
Farm Storage Facility Loans Farm Storage Facility Loans (FSFL) are provided to encourage the construction of on-farm storage and handling facilities for eligible commodities. Eligible commodities include: corn, grain sorghum, oats, wheat, barley, rice, soybeans, peanuts, minor ...
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) provides U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) foods to low-income households on participating Indian reservations and to American Indian households residing in approved areas near reservat...
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) The Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) is a voluntary conservation program that emphasizes support for working grazing operations, enhancement of plant and animal biodiversity, and protection of grassland under threat of conversion to other uses....
Healthy Forests Reserve Program The purpose of the Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP) is to assist landowners, on a voluntary basis, in restoring, enhancing and protecting forestland resources on private lands through easements, 30-year contracts and 10-year cost-share agreemen...
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency's (FSA) Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur...
Nutrition Assistance For Puerto Rico Puerto Rico operates this program in place of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Eligibility requirements and benefit amounts are determined by Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico provides 75 percent of nutrition assistance benefits to the purchase ...
Rural Housing Loans Direct and guaranteed loans may be used to buy, build, or improve the applicant's permanent residence. New manufactured homes may be financed when they are on a permanent site, purchased from an approved dealer or contractor, and meet certain other r...
Rural Housing: Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants The Farm Labor Housing Loan and Grant program provides capital financing for the development of housing for domestic farm laborers. Farm Labor Housing loans and grants are provided to buy, build, improve, or repair housing for farm laborers, includin...
Rural Housing: Housing Repair Loans and Grants The Rural Housing Repair Loans and Grants program provides loans and grants to very low-income homeowners to repair, improve, modernize, or to remove health and safety hazards in their rural dwellings. Loans are arranged for up to 20 years at 1 perce...
Rural Rental Assistance Rural Rental Assistance is used to reduce the rent paid by low-income families who live in eligible Rural Rental Housing (RRH), Rural Cooperative Housing (RCH) and Farm Labor Housing (LH) projects financed by the Rural Housing Service. To receive ass...
Rural Rental Housing Low-income rental and cooperative housing is available for low-income rural residents. Listings of participating housing projects are available through each state's Rural Development office. Potential applicants must apply directly to building manage...
School Lunch and Breakfast Programs School lunch and school breakfast programs make nutritionally balanced meals available to children as part of their regular school day. Over 95,000 schools offer low-cost or free lunches, and more than 78,000 schools offer low-cost or free breakfasts...
Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods at farmers' markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs....
Special Milk Program The Special Milk Program provides low-cost or free milk to children. Over 6,000 schools, camps, and child care institutions provide half-pints of milk to children, including children in half-day kindergarten and pre-kindergarten programs, who do not ...
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods, nutrition education including breastfeeding promotion and support, referrals, and access to health and social services, at no cost to low-in...
Summer Food Service Program During the summer, the Summer Food Service Program provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to children in low-income areas....
Tennessee School Breakfast and Lunch Program The School Breakfast and Lunch Programs are for the public school systems, charter schools, private schools, and residential childcare institutions. The programs are available to all students. The meal cost varies based on the household income. Meals...
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost. Foods are provided for home consumption (e.g., a bag of groceries) or as a pre...
Wetlands Reserve Program The Wetlands Reserve Program is a voluntary program offering landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on their property. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides technical and financial support to he...
Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) provides both technical assistance and up to 75 percent cost-share assistance to establish and improve fish and wildlife habitat on private agricultural land, nonindustrial private forestland, and Indian...