The U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA’s Farm and Food Workers Relief Program (FFWR) provides a one-time, $600 payment for expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you were a frontline worker in USDA approved farming and meatpacking activities during the pandemic period, you may qualify.
This is a benefit that is released once per verified eligible worker. This is not a renewable nor annual benefit. Once a worker has been verified as eligible, the worker is to receive a single $600 payment to be released in a single financial transaction. Learn more.
“Farmworkers and meatpacking workers, who suffered high rates of infection and mortality throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, will finally receive much-needed and deserved financial support thanks to this important new grant from the USDA. Hispanic Federation is proud to do our part to get the nation’s most essential workers, who kept us fed throughout the pandemic, their fair share of recovery dollars. I want to thank Secretary Vilsack and President Biden for making sure that farm and meatpacking workers receive relief and recognition for their essential work.”
~ Frankie Miranda, President and CEO of Hispanic Federation
“USDA is committed not only to acknowledging the work of our nation’s essential agricultural and food workers, but also ensuring they are not left out of opportunities for relief from the effects of the pandemic. Grant recipients will help us provide relief payments to workers across the country who kept food moving to our families during an especially challenging time.”
~ US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack