About Available Assistance
FSA is providing $20 million in cost-share assistance to help agricultural producers in counties affected by eligible disaster events in Kentucky, Minnesota, South Dakota, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, and Tennessee to rebuild storage facilities damaged by devastating natural disaster events that occurred between December 1, 2021 through August 1, 2022. The application period opens later this month (March) and closes Dec. 29, 2023.
Eligible Impact Areas and Impact Area Maps
Map and list of eligible counties attached. Additionally, FSA may determine a need for EGSFP assistance in other states and regions during the application period. Eligible disaster events include hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, derechos, and winter storms.
EGSFP helps producers market and build new or used, permanent or temporary on-farm grain storage, restore existing grain storage, and acquire drying and handling equipment for losses due to limited marketing and storage opportunities because of destructions caused by eligible disaster events. The following types of new/used facilities and upgrades are eligible for cost-share assistance and must have a useful life of at least three years:
- conventional-type cribs or bins designed and engineered for grain storage
- open buildings with two end walls
- converted storage structures,
- asphalt, concrete or gravel floors with grain piles and tarp covering,
- ag baggers (including bags)
On-farm grain storage structures may account for aeration, drainage, and may require loading or unloading augers, drying and handling equipment.
How to Apply
Producers must submit the EGSFP Application, form FSA-413, to their FSA administrative office either in person, by mail, email, or facsimile by the Dec. 29, 2023, deadline. Form FSA-413-1, Continuation Sheet for EGSFP, must be submitted with the FSA-413 when a group of producers are applying for assistance.
FSA will use the producer’s self-certified estimated cost of the on-farm grain storage capacity or drying and handling equipment multiplied by the producer’s share of grain.This is the EGSFP payment, which will be multiplied by the cost share factor of 75% or 90%. An eligible producer who certifies they are socially disadvantaged, limited resource, beginning and veteran farmer or rancher filing form CCC-860 with FSA will receive 90% of the payment rate.
List of Affected Counties
Map of MN Grain Storages Facilities Impacted