Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Pandemic Response and Safety Program; Request for Emergency Approval

Docket Number: AMS–TM–21–0026
Comments Due: November 1, 2021


In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new information collection to administer the Pandemic Response and Safety Program (PRS) under its Grants Division. AMS Grants Division is implementing this new grant program under section 751 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), which directs the Secretary of Agriculture to provide “grants and loans to small or midsized food processors or distributors, seafood processing facilities and processing vessels, farmers markets, producers, or other organizations to respond to coronavirus, including for measures to protect workers against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).”

Submit Comments

Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning this notice by using the electronic process available at Written comments may also be submitted to Grants Division; Transportation and Marketing Program; AMS; USDA; 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 2055-South Building, Stop 0201; Washington, DC 20250-0264. All comments should reference the docket number AMS-TM-21-0026, the date of submission, and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided, at and will be included in the record and made available to the public.


John Miklozek, Director, Grants Division; (202) 720-1403 or email

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