Many of us might wonder whether the govt has gone overboard with funding, but if they are offering and you are eligible you should at least consider applying.
The USDA Pandemic Response and Safety Funding aims to help companies who have changed their businesses because of COVID. Started doing Home Delivery? Packing in much smaller sizes than before--and needed a new tagging system? Hired more workers? Put in new systems?....there is a lot of things companies did to respond that cost a lot of money.
Only small businesses (95% of all seafood businesses) are eligible. The details are below and the application only takes ~20 minutes. Good luck.
USDA GRANT OPPORTUNITY! Applications due by November 22, 2021
November 16, 2021
The FDA is sharing a grant opportunity for eligible FDA-regulated food producers, processors and growers. The USDA’s Pandemic Response and Safety Grants cover COVID-19-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.
Approximately $650 million in funding is available for the PRS grants that are funded by the Pandemic Assistance provided in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.
Apply by November 22.