U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
03/10/22 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, state entities, and tribal entities to support Coronavirus (COVID-19) relief efforts for grocery workers, meatpacking workers, and farmworkers. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to four weeks to complete. This relief is intended to defray costs for reasonable and necessary personal, family, or living expenses such as, but not limited to: costs for personal protective equipment (PPE), expenses associated with quarantines and testing, and dependent care.
The program will provide relief to farmworkers, meatpacking workers, and front-line grocery workers for expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This relief is intended to defray costs for reasonable and necessary personal, family, or living expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as costs for personal protective equipment (PPE), dependent care, and expenses associated with quarantines and testing related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This aligns with the Administration’s efforts to revitalize the economy and provide relief to historically underserved communities. There are two project types under this RFA: one to provide support for farmworkers and meatpacking workers, and one to provide support to grocery store workers as a pilot project.
The Farm and Food Worker Relief Grant Program provides Consolidated Appropriations Act funds to provide grants to State agencies, Tribal entities, and nonprofit organizations with experience in providing support or relief services to farmworkers or meatpacking workers.
Entities receiving awards will then distribute relief payments to frontline farmworkers and meatpacking workers who incurred expenses preparing for, preventing exposure to, and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. USDA strongly encourages small organizations to partner together or to partner with national organizations in submitting applications to ensure this support has the broadest reach and distribution possible to America’s farm and food workers.
AMS expects beneficiaries across these worker types to be frontline (onsite) workers.
AMS expects that at least 80 percent of a grant issued through FFWR will be allocated to $600 payments to farmworkers, meatpacking workers, and/or grocery store workers.
GrantWatch ID#: 200537
Awards will generally range from $5,000,000 to $50,000,000. AMS will set aside up to a total of $20,000,000 of this amount for one or more grant agreements to benefit grocery store workers.
Two-year period of performance (2022-2024)
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USDA AMS Grants Division
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