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August 25, 2023

Discrimination Financial Assistance Program Weekly Update

Discrimination Financial Assistance Program


To apply, borrowers have the option to apply via the e-filing portal at or submit paper-based forms via mail or in-person delivery to the program’s local offices. The application process will be open from July 7 to October 31, 2023. 


  • Filing an Application is free. There are no fees associated with the application process or this program in any form.
  • No lawyer is required to apply. If you feel the need for legal assistance, seek the assistance of a trusted, licensed attorney.
  • The program staff can provide FREE help to assist in the completion of your Application. Please contact the Program Call Center by email at [email protected] or phone at 1-800-721-0970 for more information.
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Cooperator Spotlight

Intertribal Agriculture Council 

Through a partnership with the Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance, the Intertribal Agriculture Council offers a Meat to Market online business training for livestock producers across Indian Country. The Meat to Market online business training encourages livestock producers to embrace the possibility of direct marketing of their meat and provides the skills to do so. 


Meat to Market will offer over 30 distinct courses as both individual trainings and modules of learning. Courses launched at the 2022 IAC Annual Conference and will continue as a webinar series through early 2024. Webinars are recorded live and uploaded to the IAC Mighty Networks e-learning platform as a free resource. 

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DFAP Webinar

An Overview of the USDA

Discrimination Financial Assistance Program 

The webinar briefly places the program in legal and historical context and covers eligibility for the program, what counts as discrimination, documentation requirements, how applicants can get access to USDA documents, the details of the program application, and the program process.

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Local Events

Dozens of events are taking place across the country this week, including several virtual events. To find individual events, locations, and times that work for you, visit our Local Events page. 

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The DFAP Call Center will assist you with general inquiries and answer at [email protected] or phone at 1-800-721-0970

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