Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers (PATHH)
This grant program offered by the USDA is a time-limited program to support those in the timber industry who have experienced losses in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers program (PATHH) is administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.
PATHH applications are being accepted from July 22 through Oct. 15, 2021. For more information, visit https://www.farmers.gov/pandemic-assistance/pathh
To be eligible for payments, an applicant 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.)
PPayments will be based on the applicant’s gross revenue received from Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 1, 2019, minus gross revenue received from Jan. 1, 2020, through Dec. 1, 2020, multiplied by 80%. The maximum amount an applicant may receive directly is $125,000.