Questions Answered on CFAP & Nebraska Coronavirus Relief Fund Program
On this episode Jessica Herrmann, NC Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs discusses current assistance funds for livestock producers and answers top questions that we have received on both programs.
CFAP enrollment is open until August 28th, 2020. Over this three-month period approved applicants will receive 80 percent of their maximum total payment to ensure the availability of funding. The remaining portion of the payment will be paid later as funds remain available.
Producers interested in applying please download the application here. Prior to submitting your application please contact your local FSA agency. Also, if you have questions or need additional one-on-one support with the CFAP application process, please call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to offer assistance. For more information on CFAP click here.
On Wednesday, this week Governor Pete Ricketts announced the availability of $100 million for livestock producers under the Nebraska Coronavirus Relief Fund Program co-administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. If you missed the release you can read it here.
Stabilization grants for livestock producer’s signup begins on June 15. Producers can use the SBS grant money as working capital to pay for operating expenses, with the purpose of helping the producer maintain or bounce back during the period of economic downturn.
Nebraska Cattlemen will keep everyone updated as more information on the application process becomes available. Once available the application and deadline dates will be announced here: https://getnebraskagrowing.nebraska.gov/?page_id=82