Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

Financial assistance to USA agricultural producers to mitigate crop losses due to natural disasters and adverse conditions resulting in low yields, inventory loss, or the prevention of crop planting. Assistance may be requested for commercially produced crops for which insurance coverage is not available.
Eligible Crops:Eligible crops must be commercially produced agricultural commodities for which crop insurance is not available and be any of the following:Crops grown for food;Crops planted and grown for livestock consumption, such as grain and forage crops, including native forage; Crops grown for fiber, such as cotton and flax (except trees);Crops grown in a controlled environment, such as mushrooms and floriculture;Specialty crops, such as honey and maple sap;Sea oats and sea grass;Sweet sorghum and biomass sorghum;Industrial crops, including crops used in manufacturing or grown as a feedstock for renewable biofuel, renewable electricity or biobased products;Value loss crops, such as aquaculture, Christmas trees, ginseng, ornamental nursery and turf-grass sod; andSeed crops where the propagation stock is produced for sale as seed stock for other eligible NAP crop production.Eligible causes of loss include the following natural disasters:Damaging weather, such as drought, freeze, hail, excessive moisture, excessive wind or hurricanes;Adverse natural occurrences, such as earthquake or flood; andConditions related to damaging weather or adverse natural occurrences, such as excessive heat, plant disease, volcanic smog (VOG) or insect infestation.The damaging weather or adverse natural occurrence must occur during the coverage period, before or during harvest, and must directly affect the eligible crop.

Sub Title
Financial Assistance for USA Producers for Crops Lost Due to Natural Disasters and Adverse Conditions
Funding Source

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA)

Eligibility Criteria

See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Term of Contract

The coverage period for NAP varies depending on the crop.

For more information about coverage periods, see page 3 of the Fact Sheet in Supporting Documents below.

Estimated Size of Grant
NAP payments received, directly or indirectly, will be attributed to the applicable individual or entity and limited to $125,000 per crop year, per individual or entity for crops with basic (catastrophic) coverage. Any NAP payments received directly or in