Hawaii Sugar Disaster Program


Section 2 of P.L. provided a Lack of Access provision which authorized the Secretary of Agriculture to provide equitable relief to producers on a farm that suffered a production loss during the 2008 crop year.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 02/05/2016 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Farm Service Agency
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Public Law 111-5.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The assistance was awarded to the Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company (HC&S), a sugar producer in Hawaii that suffered a production loss due to drought that may qualify for assistance under the Federal Crop Insurance Act.
Beneficiary Eligibility
HC&S was ineligible for crop insurance due to Hawaii's two-year sugarcane harvest cycle and the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program because of their annual gross revenue exceeded the adjusted gross income limitation.
HC&S provided documentation that they were ineligible for crop insurance. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Not Applicable
Award Procedure
Lack of Access payment was awarded based upon the company's level of loss.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The equitable relief will be awarded to eligible producers who suffered a production loss due to a natural disaster during the 2008 crop year. The eligible producer must demonstrate that there was a lack of access to a policy or plan of insurance, and did not qualify for a written agreement because one or more farming practices differed from that of other farming practices of producers of the same crop in other regions of the United States.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No reports are required.
No audits are required for this program.
No Data Available.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
No restrictions were place on the time permitted to spend the money awarded. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office
Steve Peterson, USDA, Deputy Administrator for Farm Programs, Production, Emergencies, and Compliance Division, Disaster Assistance Branch, 14th and Independence Ave SW, Stop 0517, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: Steve.Peterson@wdc.usda.gov Phone: (202) 720-5172 Fax: (202) 720-0051.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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