Dairy Assistance Program for Puerto Rico


DAP-PR provided assistance to dairy operations affected by hurricanes in 2017 to purchase feed from feed dealers in Puerto Rico. Additional assistance was provided for additional days of feed or for purchasing fuel if funds remained available. The assistance provided help to the dairy industry in Puerto Rico with the production and marketing of dairy.

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 (CCC) Act
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The eligible applicants are the licensed dairy operations in Puerto Rico for acquiring feed from feed dealers in Puerto Rico.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The eligible applicants must be licensed by the Department of Agriculture of Puerto Rico. This is a one time assistance to dairy operations to purchase feed.
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) received certain information from the Puerto Rican Department of Agriculture about each dairy, including, the name, address, contact information, and number of head of cattle. An application on a form determined by FSA will include the number of dairy head and should only reflect only the number of live, eligible dairy cows at the time of the application. If the number of cattle on the application is correct, the dairy operation will certify as such on the application. If the number changes due to animal deaths or sales, the dairy operation must correct the number and certify to the change on the application. The diary operation may apply for the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) if any cattle have died due to a LIP eligible cause of loss and all other LIP eligibility conditions and LIP payment limitations are met.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
The result of an approved feed application will be a one-time maximum eligible amount for feed to be acquired by the eligible dairy operation. As the dairy operation acquires feed from the vendor, FSA employees will deduct the value of the feed acquired, not to exceed the calculated eligible maximum. FSA will prepare one voucher for the value of the required feed needs for each eligible dairy operation.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The assistance will be used based on the authority of the CCC Charter Act to make available materials and facilities required in connection with the production and marketing of agricultural commodities. The procurement of feed and fuel for the dairy sector in Puerto Rico is required in connection with the production and marketing of dairy. Each dairy operation in Puerto Rico can apply to FSA to receive a voucher to purchase a one-month supply of feed for 100 percent of the feed cost, as calculated by FSA.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
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Not applicable.
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
The value of the voucher expires 45 days from the date approved by FSA. If any value remains on the voucher after it expires, that value may not be used by the dairy operation. Voucher system, up to four increments.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Kelly Breinig
USDA, Deputy Administrator for Farm Programs, Safety Net Division, Disaster Assistance Branch
Washington, DC 20250 US
Phone: (202) 720-1603
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 18$7,582,925.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$0.00; FY 16$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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