Commodity Container Assistance Program


CCAP provides assistance to eligible owners or designated marketing agents of U.S. agricultural products for eligible shipping containers from the Port of Oakland and designated ports associated with the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA). To ensure owners of American-grown agricultural products are able to ship their products from U.S. ports to global markets, the program will support improved use of empty shipping containers, along with the prepositioning and temporary storage of filled containers near export terminals, to ensure agricultural shippers can deliver products to their customers.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
D - Direct Payments With Unrestricted Use
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act U.S.C. Section 5. Specific Powers [15 U.S.C. 714c]
In accordance with 15 U.S.C. 714c, the Secretary is using a portion of the funding transferred from the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funds for addressing market disruptions to establish a marketing assistance program to support agricultural product owners in shipping domestic commodities, and products made from those commodities, out of the Port of Oakland and the NWSA.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Non-Government - General, Individual/Family/Entity Owner of domestically grown or produced agricultural products or be the designated marketing agent thereof, or an authorized individual designated by Power of Attorney.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
FSA is administering the direct payments under the general supervision and direction of the FSA Deputy Administrator for Farm Programs (DAFP). The CCAP payment will be calculated as follows: Number and type of containers picked up in the designated port multiplied by the respective CCAP Payment Rate for that type of container. FSA will offer payments of $200-per container for dry containers, $400-per-container for refrigerated (reefer) containers, $125 per container for the pick-up of empty containers from the Howard Terminal at the Port of Oakland. The DAFP or designee approves payments.
CCAP application deadline is January 31, 2023.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. Applicant certifies to the number of containers picked up (Port of Oakland, only) and dropped off on a monthly basis. Documentation is not required at the time of application. Applicant agrees to maintain and provide verifiable and reliable records upon request.
From 90 to 120 days.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The assistance will be used to assist with the increased additional movement logistics costs associated with agricultural containerized exports.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Up to three years following the year program is closed.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is available from March 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Kelly Hereth Dawson
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Stop 0512
Washington, DC 20250-0512 US
Phone: 202-720-0448
Fax: 202-372-5176
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 22$827,725.00; FY 23 est $1,144,775.00; FY 24 est $0.00; FY 21$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
87 FR 32112, Docket Number 2022-11423
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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