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Commodity Container Assistance Program (CCAP)

Farm Service Agency

Closed January 31, 2023

Ongoing market disruptions have created logistical challenges associated with the availability and flow of containers to transport agricultural commodities, which has prevented or delayed American-grown agricultural products from reaching their markets.

The Commodity Container Assistance Program (CCAP) currently includes a partnership with the Port of Oakland in California and the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) in Seattle and Tacoma. The Farm Service Agency is providing per-container payments at eligible ports to help cover additional logistics costs and ensure that American-grown products can once again move efficiently through supply chains to global markets.  

The Agricultural Marketing Service is covering a percentage of the start-up costs of the “pop-up” sites in Oakland and the Port of Houston. The Port of Houston is not eligible for CCAP payments through the Farm Service Agency.


FSA will make payments to eligible owners or designated marketing agents of U.S. agricultural products based on the number of eligible shipping containers utilized from March 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022, Port of Oakland Howard Terminal, Port of Seattle Terminal 46, or the Port of Tacoma West Hylebos Terminal to ship agricultural products to their designated markets on container ships.

Eligible commodities include agricultural commodities (other than tobacco) which are grown or produced in the United States for food, feed, or fiber, and products made from those commodities, including certain forestry products.


Payments will be made in arrears and verified with terminal records.

Application Instructions

To apply for CCAP:



January 31, 2023

Financial Instrument


Updated January 6, 2023

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