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Farm and Food Workers Relief Program

UMOS is proud to offer a one-time $600 payment from the USDA to Farmworkers and Meat Packers who worked during the COVID-19 Pandemic, supporting critical aspects of our nation’s food system. Thank you!

This relief is intended to defray costs for reasonable and necessary personal, family, or living expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as but not limited to costs for personal protective equipment (PPE), dependent care, and expenses associated with quarantines and testing. This is not a renewable nor annual benefit.


Eligible Farmworkers and Meat Packing Workers have

until September 30, 2024, to apply for his one-time payment.

What is the Farm and Food Workers Relief Program (FFWR)?

The FFWR program will provide a single, $600 direct relief payment to farm workers and meatpacking workers, for expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who is eligible?

Frontline workers in farming activities and meatpacking, during the period extending from January 27, 2020 until the end of the incident period for the major disaster declaration related to COVID-19 are eligible to receive funding.

What is needed to apply?

Workers will need to provide sufficient proof of employment at a food processing facility, meatpacking facility, or farm. Workers must also submit sufficient proof of identity when requesting funds.

Potential Proof of Identity Documents

*at least one of these items

  • State issued drivers licenses or Identification
  • Consular or Government Issued Identification (Foreign or Domestic)
  • H2A Visa/ H2B Visa
  • Any other photo identification
  • Non-Photo Identification: Two forms of other documentation with individual’s name

Potential Proof of Employment Documents

*at least one of these items

  • W-2 Tax Form
  • Paystub
  • Employer Letter/Contract
  • H2A Visa/ H2B Visa
  • Photographic Evidence (at worksite)

Online Application


  • To be considered for this relief program, please fill out the application below to the best of your abilities.
  • If you do not know the answer to a question, leave it blank.
  • Please be sure to enter a phone number or email so that our Customer Support Associates can contact you to obtain additional required information.

Farm and Food Workers Relief Program Contacts

The following organizations have partnered with UMOS to provide FFWR program benefits. If you reside in the following states, you may contact our partnering agencies and apply for the $600 direct one-time relief payment.


Arkansas Human Development Corp.


Deborah Harrison

Administrative Assistant


Coalition of Florida Farmworkers Organization (COFFO )


Maria Avila


Harvest America


Vanessa Tapia

Communication Director/Special Projects USDA


Proteus Inc.


Patrick Taggart

Director of Operations

UMOS is an Equal Opportunity Service Provider. Auxiliary aids and resources are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

For more information about these services:

Call:  1-833-758-2004 / 956-596-0612
Text: 956-596-0612


UMOS’ Farm and Food Worker Relief Program is funded 100% by:

The US Department of Agriculture