The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) seeks comments regarding the development, coordination and implementation of grant programs to support food processing, distribution, seafood processing, farmers markets, and producers and other businesses identified in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The legislation directs USDA to use these grant funds to help businesses respond to coronavirus, including for measures to protect workers against COVID-19.
Comments can be submitted through midnight ET on March 31, 2021, to AMSCOVIDStimulus@usda.gov. We welcome feedback from all interested parties. Additional information is available on the AMS website.
AMS will host a listening session to provide groups and individuals an opportunity to share their views on how USDA can best serve the industry through this program. All interested stakeholders are invited to attend. Stakeholders are also invited to register to provide oral comments during the session.