USDA will begin accepting CFAP applications May 26, 2020. To apply for CFAP payments, producers must submit a completed CFAP application either in person, by mail, e-mail, or facsimile to an FSA county office.
If a producer who applies must submit additional documentation for eligibility, the additional documentation must be submitted no later than 60 days from the date the producers signs the application.
Examples of supporting documentation include evidence provided by the producer that is used to substantiate the amount of production or inventory reported, including copies of receipts, ledgers of income, income statements of deposit slips, veterinarian records, and others as deemed acceptable to USDA.
There are two forms of payments, but producers need only submit one application to receive both types of payments (if eligible).
Payments using CARES Act funds will be made by multiplying a payment rate per head by the volume of sales occurring between January 15 and April 15, 2020.
Payments using CCC funds will be made by multiplying a payment rate per head by the highest inventory number between April 16 and May 14, 2020.
Payment limitations per person are $250,000. Corporations may receive up to $750,000 based upon the number of shareholders (not to exceed three shareholders).
Payments for cattle will be the sum of the results of the following two calculations:
1. Cattle sold between January 15, 2020 and April 15, 2020 qualify for a direct payment from CARES Act funding at payment rate #1.
2. Cattle in inventory that are unpriced, between the dates of April 16, 2020 and May 14, 2020 qualify for a direct payment from CCC funding at payment rate #2
Type of Cattle Payment Rate #1 Payment Rate #2
Slaughter Cattle $214 per head $33 per head
Feeder cattle 600 lbs and over $138 per head $33 per head
Feeder cattle under 600 lbs $102 per head $33 per head
All other cattle $102 per head $33 per head
Records proving basis for payment must be retained for 3 years by producers receiving payments.
This is a summary of the provisions. You should contact your local FSA office for complete details and further instructions.