Federation of Southern Cooperatives
Land Assistance Fund
Education, Outreach & Technical Assistance
Section 22007 of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provides $2.2 billion in financial assistance for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA’s farm lending programs prior to January 1, 2021. Distribution of these funds is one step in the long march towards justice and an inclusive, equitable USDA. The program complements other assistance made possible through the IRA, including assistance for distressed borrowers.
The Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund ("the Federation") stands in cooperation with USDA and other cooperators, offering technical assistance to farmers and landowners seeking IRA Sec 22007 financial assistance due to discrimination.
To support producers throughout the application process, USDA is ensuring that organizations with extensive experience conducting outreach to farm organizations can support individuals who may be eligible for the program. USDA has identified and designated a national administrator, regional hubs, and eight cooperators.
Neither designated cooperators nor the USDA will decide who is awarded financial assistance. The financial assistance will be decided and awarded exclusively by designated administrators
The session of Federation Live! Hosted by Dãnia Davy, the Federation's Director of Land Retention and advocacy, helps our membership of Black farmers and landowners better understand the application process from the deadline, application eligibility, and when and where they can expect to receive technical assistance.