At this moment the USDA is handing out $600 stimulus payments under the Farm and Food Worker Relief Grant Program.
Those who qualify must be farm workers and meatpackers.
These costs include
- protective gear
- COVID tests
- unpaid leave
Unfortunately, farm workers themselves may not apply to the program.
Who can apply for farm workers to get the $600 stimulus payments?
State agencies, tribal entities, and nonprofit organizations may apply on behalf of the workers who qualify for the stimulus payment.
Those receiving the grants will be announced this summer.
The entities will receive the grants and from there can send out the $600 payments to those who qualify.
Grants will range from $5 million to $50 million.
Workers may check the USDA website this summer to see which entities received the funding so they can apply through them.
The payments may not be available immediately this summer.
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