The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing up to $200 million to provide relief to timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses that have experienced losses due to COVID-19. The new program, Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers (PATHH), is part of USDA's Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative.
Qualifications & specifications
Timber harvesting and hauling businesses that have experienced a gross revenue loss of at least 10% during the period of Jan. 1 and Dec. 1, 2020, compared to the period of Jan. 1 and Dec. 1, 2019, are encouraged to apply. PATHH is administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.
To be eligible for payments, individuals or legal entities must be a timber harvesting or timber hauling business where 50% or more of its gross revenue is derived from one or more of the following:
- Cutting timber
- Transporting timber
- Processing of wood on-site on the forest land (chipping, grinding, converting to biochar, cutting to smaller lengths, etc.)
How to apply?
Loggers and truckers can apply for PATHH by working with the FSA office at their
local USDA Service Center.
farmers.gov/pathh for more information on how to apply.
Deadline to submit an application is Oct. 15, 2021.