Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Farm and Food Workers Relief Program

Last Updated on May 24, 2023 at 8:53am | Agribusiness

People picking crops and holding baskets; Farm and Food Workers Relief ProgramFarm workers and meat packers may be eligible to claim a $600 payment for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This $600 payment is being administered by the Pasa Sustainable Agriculture non-profit, which is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to distribute these payments through the Farm and Food Workers Relief Program. In total, eligible farm workers in 13 states, including Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia, along with the District of Columbia, can claim this payment.
Applications for this payment opened on March 1, and will remain open until the funds for this payment are depleted.
To be eligible for this payment, a claimant must provide photo identification and proof they were employed as either a farm worker or meatpacking worker in the United States between January 27, 2020, and April 11, 2023. For additional information or to apply go to the PASA website.