The American Loggers Council is urging loggers and truckers to apply for a share of $200 million set aside for the Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers (PATHH) program. Applying for assistance is quick and easy. In fact, the ALC says there is “probably not a simpler federal assistance program.”
To date only 3,000 applications have been submitted and nearly $2 million in initial payments have been disbursed. Prior American Loggers Council surveys and estimates indicate that far more are eligible.The application is only one and a half pages long.
Local Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices are prepared to assist loggers and truckers with the application and process. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2021, but don’t wait until the last minute. Apply now!
To find the nearest FSA office to you go here: USDA Service Center Locator. Contact the office closest to you, call them and ask for the person who can assist you with the Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers (PATHH) program.
For additional information visit Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers Program | Farmers.gov or the American Loggers Council Application Package For PATHH Program — American Loggers Council I The National Voice for Loggers (amloggers.com)
Here are some testimonials for those who have applied for PATTH assistance:
“I’ve worked with federal grants before and this application was by far the simplest I have ever applied for. I don’t know how it could have been any simpler. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being very difficult, this program and application is a 1. The application only takes 30 minutes to complete and the FSA office was extremely responsive and helpful with any questions” Nancy Glass, Office Manager, Rutar Logging
“If you have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, then I strongly encourage you to apply. The application only took me 15 minutes and I’ve already received my initial payment.” Blake Fjeran, Fjeran Forest Products