Farm and Food Workers Relief Grant Program

Update as of 10/25/2022

USDA is pleased to announce that 14 non-profit organizations and one tribal entity have been awarded grant funding to administer the FFWR program. To see a complete list of the organizations, including their contact information and service areas, please visit the awarded grants page.

Actualización de 25/10/2022

El Departamento de Agricultura de EEUU (USDA por sus siglas en inglés) se complace en anunciar que 14 organizaciones sin fines de lucro y una entidad tribal han recibido fondos de subvención para administrar el programa FFWR. Para ver una lista completa de las organizaciones, incluida su información de contacto y áreas de servicio, haga clic en la pestaña a la izquierda de esta página, etiquetada: "FFWR Awarded Grants."

The Farm and Food Workers Relief Grant Program provides approximately $665 million in 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. Awards will generally range from $5 million to $50 million.

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. Through this program, a one-time direct relief payment of $600 will be available to qualifying frontline farm, grocery, and meatpacking workers for expenses incurred due 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 will set aside up to a total of $20 million of this amount for one or more grant agreements to benefit grocery store workers. 

USDA AMS has partnered with two organizations, UFW Foundation and Corazón Latino, to provide applicants with technical assistance support as they prepare applications. The technical assistance providers are available to help identify grant preparation resources, potential partners and key considerations when developing a competitive grant application and successful program.

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