Who is eligible to apply...
Any producer that had a financial risk and received or would have received a share of the 2000 crop will be eligible for benefits, if all other requirements have been met. Eligible crops for the disaster program include: (1) NAP crops defined in FSA Handbook 1-NAP; (2) crops for which Federal crop insurance is available, regardless of whether insurance was purchased. The producer must be able to show, with verifiable evidence, that the producer had an interest in the commodity produced or had control of the crop acreage on which this commodity was grown at the time of the disaster, which is the basis for the application for payment. One of the following shall be obtained as determined by the FSA County Committee: (1) Copies of signed written lease; (2) copies of signed rental agreements; (3) copies of other legal documents showing land ownership or control; (4) statement signed by the landowner that the producer had control of the acreage; (5) statement signed by the operator or producer that the producer had control of the acreage on the farm. Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Restrictions apply to CDP benefits. If, subsequent to the disaster, an eligible producer is now deceased or is a dissolved entity, a representative of the deceased producer or dissolved entity may sign the CCC-557 application, if the representative currently has authority to enter into a contract for the producer.
Producers shall provide production records for uninsured, noninsurable, and insured crops not meeting the loss threshold. Acceptable documentation includes verifiable and reliable records. Verifiable records are production records for an eligible crop must be submitted by the producer to support an application, or as required, to support a certification of production. Verifiable records of production include contemporaneous records provided by the producer that: (1) May be verified by FSA through an independent source; (2) are used to substantiate the amount of production reported; (3) verifiable records must be dated, show disposition of the crop's production, including quantity, and be crop specific for crops that are produced more than once in a calendar year. If verifiable records are not available, the producer shall provide reliable records documentation similar to copies of receipts, ledgers or income, income statements of deposit slips, register tapes, invoices for custom harvesting, and records to verify production input costs.
Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.
About this section:
This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy.
For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree,
3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible.
Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they
Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications
are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs,
the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.