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Discrimination Financial Assistance Program (DFAP)

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Closed January 13, 2024

To implement the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Section 22007, 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 (producers) who experienced discrimination by USDA in USDA’s farm lending prior to January 1, 2021. For detailed information on administration of the Program, visit Program Administration.


You are eligible to file an Application if:

  1. You experienced discrimination, prior to January 1, 2021, by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) in its farm loan programs, which are administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), and/or

  2. You are currently a debtor with assigned or assumed USDA farm loan debt that was the subject of USDA discrimination that occurred prior to January 1, 2021. (This applies, for example, if you inherited the debt that was the subject of USDA farm loan program discrimination.)

Application Instructions

The Application includes step-by-step directions and a list of documents that are either required or recommended at each step. There are multiple ways that you can submit an Application:



January 13, 2024

Financial Instrument


Updated November 28, 2023

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