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Discrimination Financial Assistance Program

The average potential size of award under this program will depend on the number of applicants. Any single award will be less than $500,000.
$2.2 billion
Agriculture, Environmental Justice

Program Overview

To implement Section 22007 of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Discrimination Financial Assistance Program (DFAP or “the Program”) will provide financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA’s farm lending prior to January 1, 2021.

About the Application

Applying for this program is free—and free help with the Application is available. Visit How Do I Apply for more information. You do not need an attorney to file an Application. However, if you feel the need for legal assistance, seek the assistance of a trusted, licensed attorney.

The Application includes step-by-step directions and a list of documents that are either required or recommended at each step. This chart provides an overview of how Applications are processed and reviewed once received by program administrators.

To apply, visit DFAP Online Application.