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Discrimination Financial Assistance Program Weekly Update

Discrimination Financial Assistance Program

Online Instructional Now Available

The Discrimination Financial Assistance Program team has created an online instructional video for applicants. This step-by-step guide will assist you in setting up and tracking the progress of your Discrimination Financial Assistance Program account.


By creating an online account, you can:

  • Save your application;
  • Work at your own pace; and 
  • Gather required information as needed and avoid common mistakes.

Applicants can also see written resources and frequently asked questions by visiting Resources & Documents on the DFAP website. 

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Cooperator Spotlight


The vision of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities, so that they, their families, and their communities continue to succeed in rural America. Since its establishment, the AgrAbility Program has provided services to agricultural workers with disabilities from many racial and cultural backgrounds. In 2014, with funding from USDA, the CHS Foundation, and the Farmer Veteran Coalition, two new staff members were hired to help the NAP significantly expand its outreach to several underserved populations:

  • African American farmers in conjunction with the 1890 land grant institutions
  • Farmer veterans in collaboration with the Farmer Veteran Coalition
  • Native Americans in conjunction with the 1994 land grant institutions
  • Hispanic/Latino agricultural workers in cooperation with organizations serving them

AgrAbility offers an Assistive Technology Database called “The Toolbox,” which contains assistive technology solutions for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities. 

The Toolbox includes agricultural tools, equipment, machinery & buildings for farmers and ranchers with physical disabilities. In addition to the database, there are several technical reports, providing techniques and suggestions focused on a specific topic on farming/ranching with a disability.

Explore the toolbox

Local Offices Opening

As part of an effort to reach as many agricultural producers as possible who may be eligible for the program, local brick-and-mortar offices are being opened across the country to ensure easy access and personalized assistance.

The offices are one part of a comprehensive outreach process that is designed so that farmers and ranchers have multiple options to gain assistance at no cost. Producers also have the option to file applications online at, by mail, or by turning in applications at the brickand-mortar offices.

Upcoming office opening:

Ohio Office 

470 Olde Worthington Road, Suite 200 

Westerville, OH 43082 

(Opening 8/21) 

Find your local office

Local Events

The DFAP administrators and cooperators are making technical assistance available across the country. At these local events, staff will be available to tell you more about the program and provide application assistance. If there are no events listed in your state, please check the website as our local events schedule will be updated.


Here is a look at where you can find us during August (additional events may be added).

DFAP Regional Events:


146th Arkansas Valley Fair 

Rocky Ford, CO 



Run Sickle Cell in the Dirt Open Rodeo

Hazelhurst, MS



DFAP Outreach Event by Black Gold Resourcing

Seguin, TX



NN Central Agency Fair 

Gorman's Arena 

Chinle, AZ


Apache County Fair

Saint Johns, AZ


Kentucky State Fair

Farm to Fair Stage Exposition Center

Louisville, KY


Flathead River Rodeo

Polson, MT


Minnesota State Fair

St. Paul, MN


146th Annual Rosebud Wacipi, Fair and Rodeo

Rosebud, SD


Ramah Navajo Fair

Pinehill, NM

8/25/2023 – 8/26/2023

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church

Whiteville, NC


Tupelo Farmers Depot

Tupelo, MS


Erdenheim Farm

Lafayette Hill, PA


Pitt County Ag Center

Greenville, NC


Pennypack Farm and Education Center

Horsham, PA



Cooperator Events:


Indiana State Fair

Indianapolis, IN

8/19/2023 – 8/20/2023

Host: AgrAbility

IRA 22007 Information Session for Farmers, Ranchers, and Forest Landowners (Register)


Cooperator: Rural Coalition


National Agricultural Law Center (Register)

Webinar: An Overview of the USDA Discrimination Financial Assistance Program


Presenter: Farmers’ Legal Action Group


Farmer Webinar with University of Maryland

Eastern Shore Extension


Host: Farmers’ Legal Action Group


IRA 22007 Information Session for Farmers, Ranchers, and Forest Landowners (Register)


Host: Rural Coalition


Farm Progress Show

Decatur, IL


Host: Farmer Veteran Coalition

Farm Progress Show

Decatur, IL

8/29/2023 – 8/31/2023

Host: AgrAbility

Find your local event

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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