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What must retailers do to be approved by FNS to accept SNAP online?

2020 Online SNAP FAQ

This resource was created for the Nutrition Incentive Hub by National Grocers Association Foundation
Technical Assistance Center (NGAF TAC) in July 2020.
Online SNAP Basics FAQ
In June 2020 NGAF TAC hosted a webinar for Online SNAP Basics. These frequently asked questions
are a product of our experience with retailers and a number of questions asked in that webinar.
Q: What must retailers do to be approved by FNS to accept SNAP online?

This resource was created for the Nutrition Incentive Hub by National Grocers Association Foundation
Technical Assistance Center (NGAF TAC) in July 2020.
Online SNAP Basics FAQ
In June 2020 NGAF TAC hosted a webinar for Online SNAP Basics. These frequently asked questions
are a product of our experience with retailers and a number of questions asked in that webinar. 2020 Online SNAP FAQ

Are you a farmer, rancher, or farmworker struggling to stay afloat because of disruption caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic? Do you need a little extra help covering this month's bills or providing for your family? RMFU has partnered with Farm Aid and a coalition of other organizations throughout the west to help distribute small grants to folks in your situation. You can find the simple application here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V3XGMDL. All applicant information will be kept confidential, so there’s no risk of asking for help.

Sign up here

We have a rich agenda and fantastic guest speakers lined up weekly.

Farm Aid is working closely with our national partners to support service providers, farm organization staff, and advocates who work with farmers navigating the crisis sparked by COVID-19. We’re proud to share the following resources, co-created with the Farmers Legal Action Group (FLAG), Rural Advancement Foundation International – USA (RAFI-USA), National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), Intertribal Agriculture Council and the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative. Our intent is to equip all of you with as much information as possible as you work with farmers in this rapidly unfolding environment.

Farm Aid and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) are working to assess the impact and reach of federal COVID-19 relief programs, both to advocate for new or adjusted programs that can reach producers who are struggling to access those currently available and to ensure that USDA, SBA, and other institutions at local, state and federal levels are doing everything in their power to ensure farmers can stay on their land and remain viable.

 

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Farm Aid COVID Resilience Initiative Partner Guide

Farm Aid is grateful for your partnership in distributing support to farm families affected by the challenging circumstances sparked by COVID-19 through our COVID-19 Farmer Resilience Initiative. This guide offers recommendations for best practices in establishing and reviewing grant applications, disbursing funds, and our requirements for reporting on your work. We know this is not an insignificant endeavor. We are here to help. Please do not hesitate to reach out as you pull together your process.

Thank you again for being part of the COVID-19 Farmer Resilience Initiative.

Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic?

https://www.farmers.gov/cfap

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will provide $16 billion in direct support to agricultural producers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will provide direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19 Beginning May 26, USDA's Farm Service Agency will be accepting applications from agricultural producers who have suffered losses. The application form and a payment calculator for producers will be available online once signup begins. A video preview of the payment calculatoris are currently available.

To learn more about CFAP, download the final rule, a notice of funding availability, and cost-benefit analysis 9.

As a complement to the CSU Webinar on Monday June 1st, we are also organizing a townhall focusing on Q&A, on Tuesday June 2nd at 4:30 pm for a more interactive discussion with farmers and ranchers on eligibility and application logistics for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

This discussion with CSU Food Systems Extension leaders is open to all, and we also have an invite to USDA staff to enrich the discussion.

Join us Tuesday, June 2nd from 4:30-5:30 pm. To attend, please use this link on https://zoom.us/j/97520494696

Topics to be discussed include

Eligibility for CFAP relief funds;
CFAP details (signup procedures and required documents);
Colorado efforts to provide farmer relief funds; and
Ongoing federal policy discussions to support the agriculture sector.