$600 stimulus checks are available to millions of Americans from the Farm and Food Worker Relief Grant Program worth $700 million dollars.
The funding is given directly to the state agencies, Tribal entities, and non-profit programs that will then disburse the money to farm workers and meatpacking workers.
How funding works for the Farm and Food Worker Relief Grant Program
Checks are given to workers in the amount of $600 to help with expenses incurred from the pandemic.
The payments are under the Farm and Food Workers program according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
$700 million was allocated to the program.
$680 million was aside for farm and meatpacking workers, while $20 million was set aside for grocery store workers.
The number of people that will get help has not been said, but it looks to be about 1.2 million people.
Organizations and agencies applying for funding can do so based on a number of employees they plan to distribute funds to.
Payments are generally between $50,000 and $500,000, but can be negotiated.
Individuals workers are not able to apply for these payments themselves.
They must get them through the state or non-profit agencies that have been given the funding.
Details surrounding distribution or requirements have no been released by the USDA.
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