Apply for emergency financial assistance from USDA Farm Service Agency Wildfire Recovery Programs

Has your agricultural operation been impacted by wildfire?

USDA offers programs that can help with wildfire recovery, as well as those that can help you manage risk on your operation.

Click here to see the USDA Wildfire Disaster Recovery assistance programs:

• The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish. It covers losses due to an eligible adverse weather or loss conditions as well as expenses associated with transportation of water and feed to livestock. ELAP is not eligible on federally managed lands.

• The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops to protect against natural disasters that result in lower yields or crop losses or prevents crop planting. Producers must have obtained NAP coverage for the crop year in which the loss occurs.

• The Tree Assistance Program provides cost-share assistance to replant or rehabilitate trees, bushes or vines lost during the natural disaster.
This program provides assistance for trees, bushes or vines not covered by the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program or crop insurance.

•The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides benefits to livestock owners and contract growers who experience livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by specific adverse weather, disease, or animal attacks.

• The Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) provides benefits for grazing losses due to wildfire. LFP benefits may also be available for loss of grazing acres due to wildfires on federally managed lands on which a producer is prohibited, by a federal agency, from grazing normally permitted livestock.

Emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program acres allows producers to graze livestock on lands enrolled in CRP, except for during primary nesting season.

• Livestock producers who have approved applications through the 2021 Livestock Forage Disaster Program for forage losses due to severe drought or wildfire will soon begin receiving emergency relief payments to compensate for increases in supplemental feed costs through the Farm Service Agency’s Emergency Livestock Relief Program (ELRP).

• The Environmental Quality Incentives Program provides financial and technical assistance to implement conservation practices. Common practices to help recover from wildfire include installing erosion control measures, planting trees, thinning and removing damaged trees and reseeding and replanting riparian areas.

• The Emergency Watershed Protection Program– with recovery and floodplain easement options – provides personalized advice and financial assistance to relieve imminent threats to life and property caused by floods, fires, windstorms, and other natural disasters that impair a watershed.

• Farm Loans: USDA offers a variety of direct and guaranteed loans, including operating and emergency loans to eligible producers unable to secure commercial financing. Loans can help producers replace essential property, purchase inputs like livestock, equipment, feed and seed, cover family living expenses or refinance farm-related debts and other needs.

Learn about general eligibility for USDA’s disaster assistance programs: Disaster-Assistance-at-a-Glance Fact Sheet

For more information on USDA programs and how they can support, please contact the following or visit the Kahului Service Center at the address listed below.  

Kahului Service Center
77 Hookele Street, 2nd Floor Kahului, HI  96732

Mr. Gerald Gregory
Natural Resources Conservation Service

(808) 214-1747

Ms. Nenita Acob
Rural Development
(808) 871-5500 ext. 4

Visit website
resource categories

Find other Resources

Find Resources for Wildfire

Find all resources for residents and businesses below by exploring the categories right for you.

For Lahaina & Kula residents impacted by the fires

Talk Story with Mayor Bissen

Lahaina and Kula residents who have been impacted by the August fires are invited to talk story with Mayor Richard Bissen. There are several dates to choose from. Each talk story session will welcome up to 30 residents to give folks a chance to share mana‘o and ask questions.

Series of events from December 9 through January 27.