Pandemic Response and Safety Grants

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.

Important Dates:

  • Application period opens October 2021
  • Application period will be open for 45 days

Application Website

Check your eligibility by viewing the PRS Eligible Industry Groups (pdf)

Obtain a DUNS number, and learn more about the application process at the Grant Solutions website.

Additional Resources