USDA Rolls Out Additional Pandemic Relief Grants

When announcing pandemic relief grants for farm, food, and front line grocery store workers, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said.

“We expect and anticipate to be making another announcement for a separate $700 million. We have pandemic safety and response grants directed at producers, processors, farmers markets, distributors, and seafood processors.”

With that announcement made last week by the Agriculture Department. The Agricultural Marketing Service will oversee the application process for two new grant programs. Pandemic Response Safety Grants and Seafood Pandemic Response Safety Block Grants are designed to support AG stakeholders yet to receive substantial federal financial assistance in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. USDA will soon publish requests for applications for both grant programs.

More details are available by visiting AMS’ Website.

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