Survival and Recovery (SURE) Assistance Program

The Survival and Recovery (SURE) Assistance Program aims to:

  1. Support the government’s goal of helping agricultural households in calamity-affected areas regain their capacity to earn a living; and
  2. Provide immediate relief to small farmers and fisherfolk through loan and grant assistance.
Eligible Farmer/Fisherfolk Borrowers
  • Small farmers and fisherfolk whose livelihood was affected by the calamity
Eligible Lending Conduits
  • Partner financial institutions/conduits currently accredited and/or participating under any of the existing DA/ACPC credit and financing programs.
  • In areas where DA/ACPC has no partner-financial institutions that can be tapped, other institutions may be selected by the program provided that they have juridical personality and exhibited capability to disburse and collect loans.
Type of Loan Assistance and Purpose Survival Assistance (Grant)

  • For immediate and emergency needs of the affected borrowers

Recovery Assistance (Loan)

  • To finance the requirements of rehabilitating his/her farming and/or fishing or livelihood activities
  • Includes production inputs, repair of farm/fishery assets, acquisition of livestock/work animals.
Loan Amount Survival Assistance (Grant)

  • Up to P10,000.00 per borrower

Recovery Assistance (Loan)

  • Up to P25,000.00 per borrower
Loan Term
  • To be determined by the lending conduit depending on the gestation of the project financed and capacity of the borrower to repay the loan but not to exceed 3 years
Interest Charge
  • 0% interest charge
Service Fee
  • 3% of the loan amount

 

In the interest of service and to facilitate the implementation of  the Survival and Recovery (SURE) Assistance Program, the following shall be the Team/Staff assignment per geographical area:

SURVIVAL AND RECOVERY (SURE) ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

CALAMITY AREAS AFFECTED COORDINATOR TEAM LEADER
Typhoon Nina Bicol Region Celedonio P. Pereyra Noel Clarence M. Ducusin
TD Auring/TECF CARAGA Noel Clarence M. Ducusin
TD Crising Carmen & Danao, Cebu Maria Korraine O. Tobias
Marawi Crisis Marawi Dina T. Mejias Ma. Cristina G. Lopez

 

The Team Leaders shall be the direct supervisors of the Project Development Officers (PDOs).  The above designated PDOs shall be responsible for the following:

  • Prepare the work plan for the credit programs in the assigned area;
  • Coordinate with the DA-RFO and provincial and municipal local government units (P/MLGUs) regarding the activities in line with the implementation of the credit programs;
  • Coordinate with ACPC-Information Systems Management Division (ISMD) for the conduct of orientation meetings/program briefings with P/MLGU partners and target farmers organizations, cooperatives and potential farmers & fisherfolk borrowers;
  • Screen potential lending conduits, validate eligibility of interested applicants, assist eligible interested conduits in credit project proposal preparation, evaluate their capacity and funding requirements to implement the proposed credit projects and make appropriate recommendations for the purpose;
  • Ensure that all documentary requirements of applicant-conduits, borrowers are in order;
  • Coordinate with ACPC-Institutional Capacity Building Capacity (ICB) Division for the conduct of training for partner lending conduits;
  • Monitor program loan fund disbursements and loan collections of partner lending conduits; and
  • Prepare periodic progress reports on project results.