The Farm and Food Workers Relief Program (FFWR) is providing eligible workers a new Covid-19 Relief stimulus payment. Each eligible household member may receive a one-time $600 payment. If you worked or are currently working as a farm or food worker, or in meat packing you may be eligible. Please read below for more details.
What is needed to apply?
Eligible field workers, meatpacking workers, livestock workers and others applying for the Farm and Food Workers Relief (FFWR) grant should be prepared to provide some form of employment and identity verification.
- Self-certify through sufficient documentation proving employment at a food processing facility, meatpacking facility or farm, such as a W-2 tax form or paycheck stubs, and
- Self-certify that they incurred expenses preparing for, preventing exposure to, and/or responding to the COVID-19 pandemic such as, but not limited to: costs for personal protective equipment (PPE), expenses associated with quarantines and testing, and dependent care, and
- Self-certify that they have not previously received a FFWR beneficiary payment through another entity.
- Identity verification: workers must also submit sufficient proof of identity when requesting funds.
How to apply?
Potential Proof of Identity Documents Potential Proof of Employment Documentation
*at least one of these items *at least one of these items
|State issued driver’s license or identification||W-2 Tax Form|
|Consular or Government Issued Identification |
(Foreign or Domestic)
|H2A Visa/ H2B Visa||Employer Letter/Contract|
|Employer Issued Identification||H2A Visa/ H2B Visa|
|Any other photo identification||Photographic Evidence (at worksite)|
|Non-Photo Identification: Two forms of |
other documentation with individual’s name
|Written Attestation- (Conditional) |
Must be approved by USDA