The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm and Food Worker Relief (FFWR) Grant Program awarded approximately $670 million to fourteen nonprofit organizations and one Tribal entity to issue one-time $600 relief payments to eligible farm and food workers. The program is funded through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 funds. The full list of grant recipients is published at: FFWR description of funded projects.
The purpose of this program is to defray worker expenses incurred preparing for, preventing exposure to, and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Workers may receive a one-time $600 payment if they were hired for and worked in an eligible front-line job in the U.S. during the public health emergency, which officially started on January 20, 2020, and ended on May 11, 2023.
To Apply for a $600 Relief Payment or Check the Status of Your Application:
Contact the organization serving your area. To find your local organization visit, the FFWR Awarded Grants webpage.
Workers must provide proof of identity and employment to one of the USDA approved grant recipients or their local partners.