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Agricultural Conservation Easement Program's The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) is a new program that consolidates three former programs (The Wetlands Reserve Program, Grassland Reserve Program, and Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program). ACEP provides financial and technica...
Agricultural Management Assistance Program The Agricultural Management Assistance Program (AMA) helps agricultural producers use conservation to manage risk and address natural resource issues through natural resources conservation. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administer...
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) provides aid to child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes for the provision of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young childre...
Commodity Supplemental Food Program The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) foods and providing basic nutrition ed...
Conservation Reserve Program The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pays a yearly rental payment in exchange for farmers removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and planting species that will improve environmental quality....
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 Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contract to participants who sell their land, or lease it long-term, to a beginning or socially ...
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) helps agricultural producers maintain and improve their existing conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address priority resources concerns. Participants earn CSP payments for c...
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 (ECP) for Agricultural Producers The Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) helps farmers and ranchers to repair damage to farmlands caused by natural disasters and to help put in place methods for water conservation during severe drought. The ECP does this by giving ranchers and farm...
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...
Emergency Watershed Protection Program The purpose of the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program is to respond to emergencies created by natural disasters. The EWP Program is designed to help people and conserve natural resources by relieving imminent hazards to life and property ca...
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 family farmers and ranchers to promote, build and sustain family farms in support of a thriving agricultural economy. FSA provides guaranteed and direct loans. Under a guaranteed loan, a...
Farm Ownership Loans (Direct and Guaranteed) Farm Ownership Loans will help you purchase or enlarge a farm or ranch, construct a new or improve an existing farm or ranch building, pay closing costs, and pay for soil and water conservation and protection. FSA provides guaranteed and direct lo...
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) is a Federal program that provides USDA Foods to income eligible households, including the elderly, living on Indian reservations, and to Native American families residing in designated are...
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...
National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs The National School Lunch and National School Breakfast programs make nutritionally balanced meals available to children as part of their regular school day. These programs are federally assisted meal programs operating in over 100,000 public and non...
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 ...
Regional Conservation Partnership Program The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) promotes coordination between NRCS and its partners to deliver conservation assistance to producers and landowners. NRCS provides assistance to producers through partnership agreements and through ...
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) and Farm Labor Housing (FLH) projects financed by the Rural Housing Service. To receive assistance, monthly rent payments m...
Rural Rental Housing Rural Rental Housing Loans are direct, competitive mortgage loans made to provide affordable multifamily rental housing for very low-, low-, and moderate-income families; the elderly; and persons with disabilities. This is primarily a direct mortgage...
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 milk to children in schools and childcare institutions who do not participate in other Federal meal service programs. The program reimburses schools for the milk they serve. Schools in the National School Lunch or...
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 The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years ol...
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides benefits to low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service...
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 assistance at no cost. Foods are provided for home consumption (e.g., a bag of groceries) or as a prepared meal (e....