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Webinar for Cooperative Extension Professionals: 22007 Discrimination Financial Assistance Program Overview


November 29th, 2023
2-3 PM ET/1-2 CT/12-1 MT/11-12 PT

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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.

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The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

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