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USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program: Round One (CFAP-1) [Updated November 19, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "On April 17, 2020, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would initiate what would be the first round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP-1), valued at $19 billion, to provide immediate financial relief to farmers, ranchers, and consumers in response to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] national emergency. [...] This report describes the details of the direct payment component of the CFAP-1 initiative. It describes how this program is funded and administered, including specific details on the calculation and implementation of payments. It includes the program changes made by USDA through a series eight subsequent amendments and corrections to CFAP-1 that expanded program eligibility to additional commodities, updated payment rates, and added clarity to program definitions."

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CRS Report for Congress, R46395
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2020-11-19
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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