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USDA Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program

06 Oct 2021 1:35 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

The USDA will be opening the application portal at 1:00pm EST for its Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant Program. The PRS program is funded at $650 million to aid specialty crop producers and processors, other select producers, meat and other processors, distributors, and farmers markets to respond to coronavirus, including for measures to protect workers against novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID–19).

Eligible Applicants: 

  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Small businesses
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Applicants will be required to obtain a DUNS Number from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) prior to applying for this program. D&B has created a custom landing page to streamline this process. 

Visit the application website ( for more information.

Important Dates:
Application Period Opens: October 6, 2021
Application Period Closes: 11:59 PM Eastern Time on November 22, 2021


Portal link:

You might find helpful, the USDA AMS YouTube videos with step-by-step instructions explaining the application process: Please do share the link and information previously sent with your members, networks, and others who would benefit.

Dave K. Chun
Senior Policy Advisor
Congressman Kaialiʻi Kahele (HI-
1205 Longworth House Office Building 202-225-4906

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