Food Workers

USDA Invests Millions in Grants to Provide Relief to Farm and Food Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Dan Coronavirus, Labor and Immigration, USDA, USDA-AMS

(WASHINGTON, September 7, 2021) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $700 million in competitive grant funding will be available through the new Farm and Food Workers Relief (FFWR) grant program to help farmworkers and meatpacking workers with pandemic-related health and safety costs. The announcement was made in press call with United Farm Workers Foundation Executive Director Diana Tellefson Torres and …