Discrimination Financial Assistance Program
Section 22007 of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provides financial assistance for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners who experienced discrimination by USDA in USDA’s farm lending prior to 2021.
Beware of Scams
Beware of potential scams and avoid giving out personal identifying information to parties that are unknown. Some individuals and groups have been spreading misleading information about the Program. The application period is closed.
Over the next several months, the National Administrator and Regional Hubs will determine eligibility and score the applications using a USDA-approved rubric. All eligible applications will be referred to USDA for approval of payments. Upon approval, the National Administrator will make payments.
There is no fee required to receive a payment if your application is approved.
The application period ended January 17, 2024. If your application was late, it will not be reviewed, and you will not receive financial assistance.
The review process will continue for several months following the deadline.
Decisions will be made for all applications, at the same time, several months after the close of the application period. You will be notified of the status of your application once determinations are made.
Payments for approved applications will be delivered by check through the U.S. mail shortly after decisions are made, targeted for summer 2024.