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Warning to apply NOW a $600 ‘stimulus’ check before the deadline is reached

SOME Americans can apply for a $600 incentive check as part of the $700 million Farm and Food Worker Relief Grant Program.

The funds are awarded to government agencies, tribal entities and non-profit organizations that provide useful services to farm workers and meat processors.

The program was created to help farmers and meat processors during the pandemic

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The program was created to help farmers and meat processors during the pandemicCredit: Reuters

You must complete your application by February 8, 2022 11:59 PM EST. You can submit your application at www.grants.gov

HOW MUCH MONEY?

The checks are worth up to $600 to cover “expenses” and COVID costs. They are part of the Farm and Food Workers program announced by the United States Department of Agriculture earlier this month.

As much as $700 million in grants was set aside for the program.

Most of the money, about $680 million, is set aside for farm workers and meat processors. The remaining $20 million is for grocery store workers.

When you apply through the application, you have the option to request funding amounts based on the number of employees an organization expects to provide in relief payments.

All information, including program requirements, is available on the USDA website.

Payments will generally range from $5,000,000 to $50,000, but are negotiable.

Grants can exceed the maximum amount if national organizations can demonstrate that they will work with smaller farms or meat processing groups across the country.

Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 aid…

WHERE DO THE FUNDS GO?

Unlike other rounds of stimulus checks, these funds are not deposited directly into people’s bank accounts by the federal government.

The funds will be awarded to states and nonprofit programs that apply to participate and demonstrate their ability to distribute effectively.

The USDA has yet to provide details on eligibility requirements or distribution methods.

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack acknowledged the enormous pressures faced by industrial workers during the pandemic.

“They deserve recognition for their resilience and financial support for their efforts,” said Vilsack announcing the program.

Applicants have until February 8, 2022 to apply

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Applicants have until February 8, 2022 to applyCredit: Getty

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