|The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a Request for Applications for the new Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant program. The PRS Grant program will assist small businesses in certain commodity areas, including specialty crop producers, shellfish farming, finfish farming, aquaculture, and apiculture; specialty crop, meat, and other processors; distributors; and farmers markets.|
Small businesses and nonprofits in these industries can apply for a grant to cover COVID-related expenses such as workplace safety measures (e.g., personal protective equipment (PPE), retrofitting facilities for worker and consumer safety, shifting to online sales platforms, transportation, worker housing, and medical costs. The minimum funding request is $1,500 and the maximum funding request is $20,000.
Deadline to Apply: 11:59 pm Eastern Time (8:59 pm Pacific) on Monday, November 22, 2021.