Stimulus cheques in February are not for every state. However, there are some remaining ones that are to be sent next month. This extra support will help some American families cope with the exorbitant prices of groceries, gas, electricity as well as other expenses. Even if it is just for a month, it will be a relief for them. This will be a great boost for those tight or on a shoestring budget.
Despite the fact that the pandemic relief stimulus cheques started long ago, some states have put off their payments since they started later to send them. But who will be the beneficiaries of these 600-dollar stimulus cheques? In this case, it will be a Federal program through the United States Department of Agriculture.
Who will provide the USDA with stimulus cheques?
It will be for Tribal entities, NGOs that help farm and meatpacking workers, and State agencies through the Farm and Food Workers Relief Grant Program. According to USDA, there will be $665 million to carry out this program. Those entities that receive this award will be able to help grocery, meatpacking, and farm workers who need help with expenses because of the pandemic.
The deadline for entities to apply for these grants is over. It finished on February 8, 2022. The amount of money they could get for this financial support could range from 5 to 50 million dollars. If you are a worker of the aforementioned ones, you just need to contact a local entity to see if you meet the requirements to get this grant.
Which organizations has USDA partnered with in order to help applicants to get their stimulus cheques?
The main ones are Corazón Latino and UFW. In this way, they will be able to offer support to those workers who are eligible for this grant to apply. Apart from that, they can also check the grant preparation resources. Besides, they can help design a better application or to look for potential partners.
By doing so, they can make a more successful application. There are many workers who are already benefiting from this USDA Farm and Food Workers Relief Program. Take for example the Campesina Unite which had TA and database help through the Migrant Clinicians Network.
MCN is in DC! We’re providing TA and database assistance to @campesinasunite as part of their work on the USDA Farm and Food Worker Relief Grant Program, providing direct relief payments to food and farm workers. pic.twitter.com/pI0bdbdseF