Q: What is the Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers Program?
USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers program (PATHH) is a new program that will provide up to $200 million in financial relief to timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses that experienced losses in 2020 due to COVID-19. PATHH is part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative.
Q: What USDA agency is administering PATHH?
PATHH is administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). FSA will be the principal agency charged with implementing PATHH with the USFS providing technical assistance. Applicants will work with FSA to submit their PATHH application and supporting documents.
Q: Is there an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) limit to receive PATHH assistance?
No. Average adjusted gross income limitations will not apply to PATHH.
Q: What is the funding amount and funding source for PATHH?
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, allocated $200 million in funding for PATHH to provide financial relief to timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses impacted by COVID-19.