November 29th, 2023
2-3 PM ET/1-2 CT/12-1 MT/11-12 PT
Register Here: https://pages.extension.org/22007
The Extension Foundation is hosting a webinar that will feature senior officials from USDA, along with third-party program vendors, to discuss the Discrimination Financial Assistance Program (DFAP) . Because of Cooperative Extension’s proximity to farmers at the local level, this webinar will share important DFAP information ahead of the application deadline, January 13, 2024.
The Discrimination Financial Assistance Program (DFAP) provides financial assistance for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs prior to January 2021. Through Section 22007 of the Inflation Reduction Act, Congress provided a total of $2.2 billion for this program. Technical assistance is available to applicants free of charge from the program’s regional vendors as well as from trusted cooperator organizations with extensive experience conducting outreach to producer communities. USDA extended the deadline to submit applications to January 13, 2024, to give eligible farmers, ranchers and forest landowners more time to apply for assistance. To ensure maximum producer participation and increase their awareness of this program and available technical assistance, USDA encourages Cooperative Extension share information about DFAP to their local producer communities. Please visit and share the Discrimination Financial Assistance Program website; you can also subscribe to the program newsletter.