Deadlines and process...
The deadline for applications under the 2000 Crop Loss Disaster Program was May 4, 2001 or such other date as may be announced.
When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will
be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received.
When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
FSA County Offices were authorized to make payments under this program upon publication of the regulations in the Federal Register.
To prepare for the application procedure, the producer must provide evidence of the existence of the crop, certify to the disaster condition, and provide production totals to FSA. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units
prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.
All producers receiving adverse decisions regarding their application under the disaster program are afforded appeal rights at several levels culminating at the National Appeals Division, which is a separate entity apart from the Farm Service Agency.
In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission
of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or
applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.