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January 12, 2024

Discrimination Financial Assistance Program Weekly Update

Application deadline is tomorrow, January 13, 2024 

Farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners have one more day to apply for the Discrimination Financial Assistance Program.

Applications may be submitted online through the program website at, in person at a DFAP local office, or by mail. The full list of offices and their operating hours can be found at

  • Applications submitted by mail (including overnight mail) must be postmarked no later than January 13, 2024.
  • Applications submitted in person at a local office must be received by 8 p.m. local time on January 13, 2024.
  • Applications submitted online must be submitted (not merely started) by 11:59 p.m. PST on January 13, 2024. Online submissions must use the website portal—applications and supporting documentation received by email are not able to be considered.

Weekly FAQ

A frequently asked question posed to the DFAP team is: How can I contact someone to assist me with questions about my application?


You can contact the DFAP Call Center via phone or email for general inquiries and questions you may have in completing your application. You can also visit a DFAP local office.

Offices will remain open until 8:00 p.m. local time and the call center will be available until midnight PST on the day of the deadline.

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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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