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FSA Announces Deadline Extension to Apply for Assistance through Conservation and Forest Restoration Programs

Additional parishes eligible

December 16, 2020


Baton Rouge, La. (December 16, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting applications for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) and Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) to address damages from Hurricane Laura until Feb. 8, 2021.


FSA is accepting ECP applications in these eligible parishes: Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Cameron, Catahoula, DeSoto, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, St. Landry, Union, Vernon, and Winn parishes.


ECP assists with the cost to restore damaged farmland to pre-disaster conditions.


FSA is also accepting EFRP applications in these eligible parishes: Allen, Beauregard, Bienville, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Claiborne, Evangeline, Grant, Jackson, LaSalle, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Sabine, Union, Vernon, Webster, and Winn parishes.


EFRP provides payments to eligible owners of nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) land to enable them to carry out emergency measures to restore land damaged by a natural disaster. Eligible forest restoration practices include debris removal, planting materials and labor to replant forest land.


For more information, visit or contact your local FSA office.