Grant Information

PANDEMIC RESPONSE AND SAFETY GRANT PROGRAM (PRS)

Approximately $650 million is available to fund applications through the Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program (PRS). These funds will be used to issue grants for costs incurred between January 27, 2020, the date upon which the public health emergency was declared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, and December 31, 2021.

Grants will cover the activities associated with:
  • Workplace Safety: Implementing workplace safety measures to protect workers against COVID-19
    • Provide personal protective equipment, thermometers, cleaning supplies, sanitizer, or handwashing stations
    • Installation and purchase of air filters or new signage
  • Market Pivots: Implementing market pivots to protect workers against COVID–19
    • Develop and implement online platforms
    • Utilize online or print materials to communicate market pivots
  • Retrofitting Facilities: Retrofitting Facilities for Worker and Consumer Safety to protect against COVID–19
    • Installation and purchase of protective barriers made of plexiglass or plastic sheeting, walk-up windows, heat lamps/heaters, fans, tents, propane, weights, tables, chairs, and lighting
  • Transportation: Providing additional transportation options to maintain social distancing and worker and consumer safety to protect against COVID-19
    • Secure additional transportation services for workers
    • Offer new delivery routes or distribution services
  • Worker Housing: Providing worker housing that protects workers against COVID-19
    • Secure additional housing resources/services to maintain social distancing or to allow for quarantining of new or exposed employees
  • Medical: Providing health services to protect workers against COVID-19
    • Offer or enable vaccinations, testing, or healthcare treatment of infected employees, including any paid leave due to COVID-19 infection

The minimum funding request amount is $1,500. The maximum funding request amount is $20,000. Funding requests may range from $1,500 to $20,000.

Eligible Entities include:
  • All farmers markets are eligible to apply for funds
  • Eligible producer codes and size standards are listed under:
    • Subsector 111 — Crop Production
    • Subsector 112 — Animal Production and Aquaculture
  • Eligible processor codes and size standards are listed under:
    • Subsector 115 — Post-Harvest Crop Activities
    • Subsector 311— Food Manufacturing (this includes livestock & poultry slaughter, processing, & further processing)
  • Eligible distributor codes and size standards are listed under:
    • Subsector 424 — Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
    • Subsector 493 — Warehousing and Storage
  • Production and processing activities unrelated to human food, such as ornamental fish production or refrigeration and storage of fur, are not eligible to apply for funds.

The deadline for applications closed on November 22, 2021.

PLEASE NOTE: Before you can apply, you must have a DUNS number. To request a DUNS number, click here. AAMP has reported that some DUNS numbers may take up to 45+ business days, or 5-7 business days with a $300 payment.