USDA offers Pandemic Response and Safety Grant for specialty crop producers and farmers markets
The USDA Agricultural Market Service is offering grants up to $20,000 for small specialy crop producers, food processors, manufacturers, distributors and farmers markets to recover costs incurred by responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application period opens September 23 and closes on November 8.
FARRMS offered a webinar on September 16 to help farmers and farmers market managers prepare to apply for this grant. We will hold a second webinar on September 30, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CDT. In the second webinar we will walk through the application forms and process to submit an application. We have collected resources and guidance for those interested in applying for this application and posted them on our website and Facebook page