Americans who are eligible can apply for a fourth stimulus check payment worth $600, part of the $700million Farm and Food Worker Relief Grant Program.
The funds are granted to State agencies, Tribal entities, and nonprofit organizations that provide helpful services to farmworkers or meatpacking workers, according to ASDA.
The deadline to fill up these forms is 11:59 pm Eastern Time on February 8, 2022, submitted through www.grants.gov.
The $600 stimulus check is being sent to cover expenses and COVID costs are part of the Farm and Food Workers program announced by the US Department of Agriculture earlier this month.
The department set aside a whopping $700million in grant funding for the program.
Of that, $680million is earmarked for farm and meatpacking workers and the remaining $20million for grocery store workers.
When applying through the application, you have the option to request funding amounts based on the number of workers an organization expects to deliver relief payments to.
Payments will generally range from $5,000,000 to $50,000 but may be negotiated.
How Are These Stimulus Checks Different From Its Predecessors?
Unlike previous rounds of stimulus checks, these funds will not be directly deposited by the federal government into Americans’ bank accounts.
Instead, the funds will be granted to states and non-profit assistance programs that apply for participation and demonstrate the ability to distribute the money effectively.
The USDA has yet to provide details on eligibility requirements or methods of distribution.
When announcing the program, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack acknowledged the immense pressure faced by industry workers during the pandemic.