Application Deadline Extended: January 13, 2024

Resources & Documents

Resources to help you with the program and Application.

Downloadable Application, Fact Sheet, FAQs and Instructions

Visit How to Apply for information on filing your Application.

Please do not email your Application or supporting documentation for this program. We are not able to consider Applications and/or supporting documents sent via email.

Application FAQs

Application Guides & Help

Creating an Online Account and Logging In

Creating an Online Account (English) (Spanish)

Signing in to Your Online Account (English) (Spanish)

Change Your Password (English) (Spanish)

Video: Creating an Online Account and Login (English )

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Filling out the Online Application

Online Application User Guide (English) (Spanish)

Video: Online Application User Guide (English )

Finding the Status of Your Application (English) (Spanish)

Video: Using the Application Dashboard and Finding the Status of Your DFAP Application (English )

Separately Providing Support for Your DFAP Application (English) (Spanish)

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Other Help

How to Create a PDF Document (English) (Spanish)

How to Create an E-Signature (English) (Spanish)

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Supporting Documentation Templates

You may wish to review the documentation checklist, before you begin your submission, as you gather documents helpful to process your Application.

Supporting documentation templates are posted below. Use these templates when providing this information. If you need forms in a language other than English or Spanish, please contact the Program Call Center by email at [email protected] or phone at 1-800-721-0970.

Beware of Scams

Be wary of any communication through mail, email, or phone that solicits information from you or requests compensation. The program staff and cooperators may provide you with information on the program but will never request compensation from you. The program staff may request additional information from you but only after you have filed an Application seeking financial assistance.

  • Filing an Application is free. There are no fees associated with the Application process or this program in any form.
  • No lawyer is required to apply. If you feel the need for legal assistance, seek the assistance of a trusted, licensed attorney.
  • The program staff can provide FREE help to assist in the completion of your Application. Please contact the Program Call Center by email at [email protected] or phone at 1-800-721-0970 for more information.

If you have information related to fraud or a potential scam, please contact the USDA Office of the Inspector General through their hotline complaint website: Hotline | U.S. Department of Agriculture OIG ( or reach them by telephone at +1 800-424-9121.

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