Biomass Crop Assistance Program

The purpose of BCAP is to encourage the production of biofuels.

BCAP accomplishes this by providing funding for agricultural and forest land owners and operators to receive matching payments for certain eligible material sold to qualified biomass conversion facilities for conversion to heat, power,
bio based products, or advanced biofuels.

It also provides funding for producers of eligible crops of renewable biomass within specified project areas to receive establishment payments and annual payments.

Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - None.

For information regarding final rule for BCAP, please contact
Martin Lowenfish
(202) 720-4053

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the:
USDA Target Center

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

BCAP is intended to encourage the production of biofuels by assisting agricultural and forest land owners and operators with the establishment and production of eligible crops in selected project areas for conversion to bioenergy, and with the collection, harvest, storage, and transportation of eligible material for use in a biomass conversion facilities.