Applying for 2017 Pima Agriculture Cotton Trust Fund Payments

Eligible Applicants

The following U.S. entities are eligible to apply for payments:

  • Nationally recognized associations established for the promotion of pima cotton for use in textile and apparel goods, as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture, during the calendar year immediately preceding the payment.
  • Producers of ring-spun cotton yarns measuring less than 83.33 decitex (exceeding 120 metric number), in single and plied form, during the calendar year 2013.
  • Manufacturers that cut and sew cotton shirts in the United States and can certify that: they used imported cotton fabric (80s or higher count and 2-ply in warp); that the fabric was purchased during  calendar year 2013; and that the fabric was suitable for use in the manufacturing of men’s and boy’s woven cotton shirts.

Submission Instructions

Eligible entities must use the appropriate application form below and submit a notarized copy via email to: pimawool@fas.usda.gov on or before March 15, 2017. The email subject line should read: “2017 Application: Pima Cotton Payment.”

All applications must include a PDF iconDirect Deposit Sign-Up Form (1199a) and a PDF iconRequest for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (W-9). Applicants do not need to submit these forms again in 2017 if they were submitted in 2016 and the information has not changed.

Applications received after the deadline will be rejected without further consideration. No facsimile or mailed (U.S. mail or another delivery service) applications will be accepted.

PDF icon2017 Pima Cotton Trust Application: National Associations

PDF icon2017 Pima Cotton Trust Application: Spinners

PDF icon2017 Pima Cotton Trust Application: Shirting Manufacturers