Poultry Loss Contract Grant Assistance Program
NOTE: The application period has closed and the PGAP grants have been awarded. Please see the PGAP awards page.
Poultry producers who lost contracts because their poultry dealer filed for bankruptcy had the opportunity to apply for federal assistance under the Poultry Loss Contract Grant Assistance Program, or PGAP.
This program provided up to $60 million to poultry growers who qualified in North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. The money was made available by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency under a program administered by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Who was eligible?
Poultry growers whose poultry growing arrangement was with a live poultry dealer that filed proceedings under Chapter 11 of Title 11, U.S. Code, in U.S. Bankruptcy Court during the 30-day period beginning Dec. 1, 2008. The grower must have had their contract with a bankrupt live poultry dealer terminated between May 1, 2008, and July 1, 2010. Also, the grower must not have entered into a poultry growing arrangement with any live poultry dealer for one month after the contract was terminated.
Complete eligibility requirements are included in the Guidance & Information Document below.
If you have questions, please contact Kim Decker in the NCDA&CS Marketing Division at (919) 707-3116 or Holly Gilroy at (919) 707-3134.
May 26, 2011