1994 Institutions Endowment Fund

An interest distribution earned on an invested corpus to all eligible 1994 Land-Grant Institutions. Provides funding for institutional development to support food, agriculture and the mechanic arts. Educational activities, facility construction and renovation,…

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) provides financial and technical assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands. There are two program components under ACEP, the Agricultural Land Easement (ALE) component and the Wetlands Reserve…

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) administers the AMA…

Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP)

BCAP supports the establishment and production of crops for conversion to bio-energy in project areas and to assist with collection, harvest, storage and transportation of eligible material for use in a biomass conversion facility found on USDA/FSA.

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 bolstering the…

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 children, and the health…

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 USDA Foods. Children who were certified and receiving CSFP benefits as of February 6, 2014,…

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, veteran, 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 conservation…

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 and livestock.…

Emergency Assistance Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP)

The 2014 Farm Bill authorized up to $20 million of Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funds in for the ELAP to provide emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees, and farm-raised fish. ELAP covers losses due to an eligible adverse weather…

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 caused by floods,…

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 forestland.

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 loans. Under…

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 oilseeds, lentils,…

Farmers Market Promotion Program

GRANT: The purpose of the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) is to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local…

Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program (FRTEP)

To establish Extension offices on Indian reservations that provide science-based knowledge to increase reservation farm productivity, engage youth and promote a healthier, more prosperous knowledge empowered community.

Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) provides USDA Foods to income-eligible households living on Indian reservations, and to American Indian households residing in approved areas near reservations or in Oklahoma. Many households participate…

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 agreements.

Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP)

The Agricultural Act of 2014 makes the LFP a permanent program and provides retroactive authority to cover eligible losses back to Oct. 1, 2011. LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers that have suffered grazing losses for covered livestock on land…

Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)

The Agricultural Act of 2014 makes LIP a permanent program and provides retroactive authority to cover eligible livestock losses back to Oct. 1, 2011. LIP provides benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse…

Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP)

A producer who is eligible to obtain a loan, but who agrees to forgo the loan, may obtain an LDP. The LDP rate equals the amount by which the applicable loan rate where the commodity is stored exceeds the alternative loan repayment rate for the respective commodity.…

Local Food Promotion Program

GRANT: The purposes of the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) is to increase domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets, by…

National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs

The National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs provide nutritionally balanced meals to children as part of their regular school day. These programs are federally assisted meal programs that operate in over 100,000 public and non-profit private schools and…

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 due to a natural…

Regional Conservation Partnership Program

The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) offers new opportunities for the NRCS, conservation partners and agricultural producers to work together to harness innovation, expand the conservation mission and demonstrate the value and efficacy of…

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 requirements. Under…

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, including persons whose…

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 percent interest. Grants…

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 must exceed 30…

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 program, but its…

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 (fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh-cut herbs) at farmers' markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture (CSA)…

Special Milk Program

The Special Milk Program (SMP) provides milk to children in schools and other institutions that do not participate in other Federal meal service programs.

The program reimburses schools and other institutions for milk served. Schools participating in…

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-income pregnant,…

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. Meals are provided at no cost to all children 18 and under at approved SFSP sites, primarily in areas with…

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 (FNS) works…

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. Through TEFAP, the U.S. Department of Agriculture…

Tree Assistance Program (TAP)

Agricultural Act of 2014 as a permanent program. TAP program provides financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes and vines damaged by natural disasters occurring on or after Oct. 1, 2011.…

Tribal Colleges Education Equity Program

Assist the 1994 Land-Grants in developing institutional capacity for formal post-secondary education in the food, agricultural and natural resource sciences. Program serves primarily American Indian students enrolled in associate or baccalaureate degree granting…

Tribal Colleges Extension Grant Program

Provides funding to develop a 1994 extension (non-formal education) capacity to serve the needs of the tribal or reservation community. Each extension office works with reservation communities to implement programs that address local needs or opportunities. Within…

Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program

To develop the necessary infrastructure and faculty expertise to carry out research projects that identify and solve problems within tribal and American Indian communities, and offer students an improved research experience in preparation for career or higher…

WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)

The WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, popularly known as WIC. The FMNP provides coupons for fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs to WIC…