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Help available from USDA to apply for the COVID-19 food assistance program 2

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The United States Department of Agriculture is committed to helping people complete program and loan applications, environmental reviews, and other paperwork, free of charge. One-on-one support is available at more than 2,300 USDA Service Centers nationwide.

Like all programs, USDA’s Farm Service Agency staff can help guide individuals through the process of applying for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2), including preparing and submitting required paperwork. There is no need to hire a paid preparer.

Additionally, translation services are available in all USDA Service Centers, so one-on-one assistance with a Service Center employee can be translated in real time. To find the nearest USDA Service Center, visit

A call center is also available for producers who would like additional support with the CFAP 2 application process. Call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to offer assistance. The call center can provide service to non-English speaking customers. Customers will select 1 for English and 2 to speak with a Spanish speaking employee. For other languages, customers select 1 and indicate their language to the call center staff to be connected to an over-the-phone translation service.

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