Technical Assistance for Grant Applications

USDA offers no-cost technical assistance to help applicants navigate a broad range of needs in applying to this grant program, these include:

H2-A Program Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance to help employers navigating the H2-A Program is provided by Seso. This assistance is intended to educate prospective applicants and provide guidance and support services as grant recipients file H-2A applications, recruit workers from Northern Central America, and operate their programs in compliance with H-2A program regulations. Learn more about Seso.

Federal Financial Assistance Training - highly recommended for those unfamiliar with Federal financial assistance. Free and available to the public.

FLSP Informational Webinars

USDA recommends all interested applicants register for FLSP webinars to better understand the basic program requirements, eligibility, and key components that impact an applicant’s award level and competitiveness. In addition, some webinars target populations that may face unique challenges in accessing the grant or participating in the H-2A program for the first time.

Webinar Schedule

Date Time Topic Registration Link
Wed Nov 15th 2:00pm EST/11:00am PST  Español (información básica) Register for Nov 15
Mon Nov 27th 2:00pm EST/11:00am PST Small Growers Register for Nov 27
Wed Dec 6th 2:00pm EST/11:00am PST H-2A Overview (recommended if new) Register for Dec 6
Date Topic/Recording Presentation Slides
Oct 25 FLSP Basic Overview Webinar Recording FLSP Basic Overview Webinar Slides (pdf)
Oct 31 Northern Central America Recruitment Webinar Recording Northern Central America Recruitment Webinar Slides (pdf)
Nov 8 Achieving Silver/Platinum Level Awards Webinar Recording Achieving Silver/Platinum Level Awards Webinar Slides (pdf)
Nov 15 Español (información básica) Webinar Recording Español (información básica) Webinar Slides
Nov 27 Small Growers Webinar Recording Small Growers Webinar Slides
Dec 6 H-2A Overview (recommended if new) Webinar Recording H-2A Overview Webinar Slides

Office Hours Information and Schedule 

USDA will host weekly office hours that provides informal question and answer (Q&A) engagement opportunities with the FLSP program team. Before attending an office hour session, USDA recommends first attending or listening to recorded webinar(s) and reviewing the grant materials (specifically the Notice of Funding Opportunity and FLSP Narrative Application Form).

No Registration Required
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 161 553 2434

Day Date Time
Thursday 9-Nov 4:00pm EST/1:00pm PST
Friday 17-Nov 2:00pm EST/11:00am PST
Monday 27-Nov 4:00 pm EST/1:00pm PST
Thursday 7-Dec 4:00 pm EST/1:00pm PST
Friday 15-Dec 2:00pm EST/11:00am PST
Thursday 21-Dec 4:00 pm EST/1:00pm PST
Thursday 28-Dec 4:00 pm EST/1:00pm PST
Tuesday 2-Jan 2:00pm EST/11:00am PST

Note: The FLSP does not offer or provide contractor services or financial capital. It does not offer grant writing or project management services, nor does the voluntary use of technical assistance providers guarantee the success of a grant application or the grant-funded project.

Contact USDA

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Avenue, SW STOP 0201
Washington, DC 20250-0201