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Grants to USA Agricultural Producers for Support in the Wake of the Coronavirus Crisis

Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP)


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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
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Important Dates
Deadline: 07/14/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA agricultural producers for support in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Funding is intended to assist producers of agricultural commodities who have been negatively impacted by the pandemic and are facing financial challenges. The goal of the program is to address gaps in previous pandemic assistance, which was targeted at price loss or lack of market access, rather than overall revenue losses.

For PARP, eligible agricultural commodities include crops, aquaculture, livestock, livestock byproducts, or other animals or animal byproducts that are produced as part of a farming operation and are intended to be commercially marketed. This includes only commodities produced in the United States or those produced outside the United States by a producer located in the United States and marketed inside the United States.

To address gaps in assistance, PARP targets overall revenue losses and supports producers of certain commodities that were not previously eligible for pandemic assistance. Producers who participated in previous USDA pandemic assistance programs may receive additional assistance through PARP if they exhibit a revenue loss after factoring in other payments.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for PARP you must
- Be a citizen of the United States, a resident alien, a partnership or organization structure organized under state law, an Indian Tribe or Tribal organization, or an eligible foreign person or foreign entity.
- Have an average adjusted gross income (AGI) of less than $900,000 for tax years 2016, 2017, and 2018.
- Comply with provisions of the “Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation” regulations, often called the conservation compliance provisions. These will be addressed via form AD-1026 during the application process.
- Not have a controlled substance violation.

PARP provides financial assistance for producers who suffered at least a 15% decrease in allowable gross revenue for the 2020 calendar year, as compared to 2018 or 2019.

PARP payments will be made on a whole-farm basis, not commodity-by-commodity. To be eligible for PARP, an agricultural producer must have been in the business of farming during at least part of the 2020 calendar year and must have experienced a 15 percent decrease in allowable gross revenue in 2020, as compared to either:
- The 2018 or 2019 calendar year, as elected by the producer, if they received allowable gross revenue during the 2018 or 2019 calendar years, or
- The producer’s expected 2020 calendar year allowable gross revenue if the producer had no allowable gross revenue in 2018 or 2019.

The following commodities are not eligible for PARP:
- Wild free-roaming animals.
- Horses and other animals used or intended to be used for racing or wagering.
- Aquatic species that do not meet the definition of aquaculture.
- Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant that does not meet the definition of hemp.
- Timber.

Pre-Application Information
The PARP deadline has been extended to July 14, 2023.

Once signup opens, eligible producers will be able to apply for PARP by working directly with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) office at their local USDA Service Center. Applications will be accepted via mail, fax, hand delivery, or electronic means. Alternatively, producers with an eAuthentication account will be able to apply for PARP via the PARP Application Portal, which will be available once the signup period opens on January 23, 2023.

Program rules:

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FSA will use revenue from 2018, 2019, or 2020 as shown above, minus the producer’s 2020 allowable gross revenue, multiplied by a payment factor, to calculate PARP payments. Payment factors will be:
- 90 percent for producers who meet the definition of beginning farmer or rancher, limited resource farmer or rancher, socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher, or veteran farmer or rancher.
- 80 percent for all other producers.

Contact Information
Create an account:

USDA Service Center locater:

You may also call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to provide one-on-one assistance.

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