The application period closed on January 17, 2024. Applications are no longer being accepted; applications already submitted are under review.

The application period for this program closed Jan. 17, 2024; applications are no longer being accepted, and those already submitted are under review. Click here to see archived website information that was shared to help with applications.

Resources & Documents

Resources to help you with the program and application.

Downloadable Application, Fact Sheet, FAQs and Instructions

Please note: Applications are no longer being accepted. Applications already submitted are under review.

Application FAQs

Application Guides & Help

Prior information is posted at the bottom of this page

Account Log-In

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

Changing Your Password (English) (Spanish)

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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

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. There is no fee required to receive a payment if your application is approved.
  • 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 help you check the status 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.

Archived Application Information

Note: The application period has now closed. The information in this section previously appeared in other sections of the website and is being maintained for reference purposes. However, it is no longer applicable, and is not being updated, because no further applications are being accepted.

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