Applying for 2018 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, 2018. The email subject line should read: “2018 Application: Pima Cotton Payment.”

All applications must include a PDF iconform SF3881, which takes the place of the Direct Deposit Sign-Up Form (1199a) and the Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification Form (W-9). Note however that applicants do not need to submit an SF3881 in 2018 if your information has not changed from what was submitted in 2017.

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 icon2018 Pima Cotton Trust Application: National Associations

PDF icon2018 Pima Cotton Trust Application: Spinners

PDF icon2018 Pima Cotton Trust Application: Shirting Manufacturers