Alabama Agricultural Stabilization Program  
In August, Gov. Kay Ivey awarded $26 Million of CARES Act Funds to assist Alabama Agriculture impacted by COVID-19. Funding will be used to establish the Alabama Agricultural Stabilization Program (AASP). No funds may be utilized for salaries, building projects, or capital improvements.

For program information, deadlines and applications please visit: crf.alabama.gov and select "Alabama Agriculture".

We hope this message from Commissioner Pate helps explain the Alabama Agriculture Stabilization Program (AASP) and its seven programs. Our goal is to help farmers and agribusinesses impacted by COVID-19. Click HERE  to view.

For help on filling out your W-9, please click on the following link;  How to fill out a W-9.

To view the entire  Alabama Agriculture Stabilization Program Memorandum of Understanding click HERE 


Below is a summary of the active remaining programs:
  1. Livestock Market Direct Payment Program - $500,000  to provide direct payments not to exceed $25,000 to Alabama livestock market permit holders.

  2. Cattle Auction Markets - ON-LINE Application (Online Only) Application period November 17, 2020 - December 1, 2020
    Livestock Cattle Auction Eligibility Requirements

  3. Poultry Processor Reimbursement Program - $1.2 million  to reimburse Alabama poultry processing facilities for purchases of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), disinfectants, workstation dividers, and COVID-19 testing kits to protect their employees from COVID-19. These expenses would be up to a maximum of $40,000.00 per facility.

  4. Poultry Processor - ON-LINE Application (Online Only) Application period November 17, 2020 - December 1, 2020
    Poultry Processor Reimbursement Program Eligibility Requirements

Preliminary application information is available in the chart below.
  

TYPE:

AMOUNT:

APPLICATIONS

AVAILABLE:

APPLICATIONS

DEADLINE:

HOW TO APPLY:

Livestock Market Direct Payment Program

$500,000

November 17, 2020

December 1, 2020

Application available on-line

Nov. 17th at www.agi.alabama.gov

Poultry Processor Reimbursement Program

$1.2 Million

November 17, 2020

December 1, 2020

Application available on-line

Nov. 17th at www.agi.alabama.gov

(subject to change)

Please refer to www.agi.alabama.gov for sign-up details.





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Livestock Auction Market Direct Payment Program & Poultry Processor Reimbursement Program Applications due by December 1, 2020

Nov 16, 2020

Montgomery, Ala. - Commissioner Rick Pate is pleased to announce the Livestock Market Direct Payment Program and the Poultry Processor Reimbursement Program. Applications for each program will be available at agi.alabama.gov or crf.alabama.gov at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 and the deadline to submit applications is December 1, 2020.  Each program will assist Alabama’s agriculture with costs associated with disruptions experienced due to COVID-19. Commissioner Pate and agricultural stakeholders developed a broad based relief plan to support agribusiness in the State of Alabama.

In August, Gov. Kay Ivey announced that $26 Million of CARES Act Funds could be used to assist Alabama Agriculture impacted by COVID-19. These funds were used to establish the Alabama Agricultural Stabilization Program (AASP). The new programs announced today are:

Livestock Market Direct Payment Program - $500,000 to provide direct payments not to exceed $25,000 to Alabama licensed cattle auction markets.

Poultry Processor Reimbursement Program
- $1.2 million to reimburse Alabama poultry processing facilities for purchases of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), disinfectants, workstation dividers, and COVID-19 testing kits to protect their employees from COVID-19. These expenses would be up to a maximum of $40,000.00 per facility.

Eligibility requirements will be posted at agi.alabama.gov or crf.alabama.gov at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

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