Pandemic Response and Safety Grants

Program Updates

  • The 2022 PRS application review period closes on October 31, 2022. Please contact the PRS Helpdesk for additional information.

Helpdesk Updates

  • The PRS Helpdesk phone service ends on September 30, 2022. Starting October 1, 2022, all helpdesk questions must be submitted by email. The PRS Helpdesk email address is

Program Overview

The Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant Program provides grants to food processors, distributors, farmers markets, and producers to respond to coronavirus, including for measures to protect workers against COVID-19. Preview the grant announcement.

This program is authorized and funded under section 751 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. USDA developed the PRS Grant Program in response to extensive stakeholder feedback during listening sessions in March 2021, and written comments provided through March 30, 2021. Information from the listening sessions is available online.

Additional Resources

Recursos Adicionales (Recursos en Español) 

El programa de subvencion para respuestas y seguridad ante pandemias (PRS por sus siglas en inlgés) proporciona fondos para procesadores de alimentos, distribuidores, mercados agrícolas y productores para responder al Coronavirus, incluidas medida para proteger a los trabajadores contra el nuevo Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

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