COVID-19 Resources

Note: All NOFA-NY staff are working remotely until further notice. Due to phased reopening of NYS economy, select on-site inspections will begin occurring alongside virtual inspections for eligible operations. On-site inspections may only be performed following the NOFA-NY On-Site Inspection Safety Plan. Please see our News Updates page for more information on inspections.


For upcoming webinars hosted by NOFA chapters and other partner organizations, check out the calendar on our homepage.


Funding & Services

  • Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP): FSA is now accepting CFAP applications through an online portal producers with secure USDA login credentials—known as eAuthentication—can certify eligible commodities online, digitally sign applications and submit directly to the local USDA Service Center. Producers who do not have an eAuthentication account can learn more and begin the enrollment process at farmers.gov/sign-in. Currently, the digital application is only available to sole proprietors or single-member business entities.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in New York is hosting two meetings about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The first meeting will be Wednesday, August 5 at 7pm, and the second will be Thursday, August 6 at 10 am.

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is available to farmers and ranchers whose commodity prices have been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. CFAP provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. The meetings will highlight program information and discuss the application process.

Both meetings will present the same material, they are just being offered at two separate times to provide producers options on which to attend. The meetings will be available to attend online or with a conference call phone number. Please email Lynnette.wright@usda.gov to receive a calendar invite to the webinars, or follows these links at the appropriate times:


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