Various programs are available to assist those impacted by drought. Click on the links provided below for more information on each of the assistance program.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
The Hawaii State and Pacific Basin Farm Service Agency (FSA) supports the agricultural community throughout the Pacific.
Supplemental Disaster Assistance Payment Program (SURE) - SURE provides benefits for 2008 through 2011 crop year farm revenue losses due to natural disasters.
Livestock Forage Disaster Assistance Program (LFP) - LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers that have suffered grazing losses for covered livestock on land that is native or improved pastureland with permanent vegegative cover or is planted specifically for grazing. The grazing losses must be due to a qualifying drought condition during the normal grazon period for the county.
Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) - LIP provides benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather that occured on or after January 1, 2008 and before October 1, 2011.
Emergency Livestock Assistance Program (ELAP) - ELAP provides assistance to producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish that have losses due to disease, adverse weather or other conditions.
Tree Assistance Program (TAP) - TAP provides financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or to rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes and vines damaged by natural disasters occurring on or after January 1, 2008 and before October 1, 2011.
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) - NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields or loss of inventory occur due to natural disasters.
Farm Loan Programs - FSA's loan programs are designed to help family farmers obatin loans and loan gurarantees, and conduct business planning.
Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program (RTCP) - RTCP provides assistance to geographically disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The program reimburses producers for a portion of the transportation cost of their agricultural commodity, or transporing inputs used to produce an agricultural commodity during a fiscal year. RTCP is subject to appropriated funding.
Emergency Conservation Programs - ECP provides emergency funding and technical assistance for farmers and ranchers to rehabilitate farmland damaged by natural disasters and for carrying out emergency water conservation measures in periods of severe drought.
Disaster Management Electronic Government Initiative
DisasterAssistance.gov was developed to simplify the process of identifying and applying for disaster assistance. It consolidates disaster information from various government agencies in one convenient location. Currently, 17 U.S. Government agencies, which sponsor more than 50 forms of disaster assistance, contribute to this website.