Iowa Farm & Food Worker Relief Event 

Iowa Farm & Food Worker advocates.

Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm and Food Worker Relief Grants in the state of Iowa. These grants were created to reimburse farm and food workers for personal COVID-19 related expenses they incurred during the pandemic. All eligible workers will receive a one-time benefit of $600. 

Who is eligible? 

  • Field Workers 
  • Livestock Workers 
  • Meatpacking Workers 
  • Only new applicants 

What documents do I need to apply? 


Photo ID A legal photo ID is required. This can be a valid Iowa Driver’s License, Consular or Government Issued Identification, Foreign or Domestic H2A Visa/H2B Visa, or Passport. 

Proof of Employment at a food processing/meatpacking facility or farm Proof of employment is required. Accepted forms of proof of employment include W-2 Tax Form from 2020,2021, or 2022, Paystub from January 27, 2020-May 11, 2023, Employer Letter/Contract signed by the employer, H2A Visa/ H2B Visa, or Photographic Evidence of employee working at the worksite) with a written attestation signed by the employer. 

Attest to Incurring Additional Expenses Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Attestation (a personal confirmation) that the applicant incurred reasonable and necessary personal, family, or living expenses because of COVID-19. This includes the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks and gloves, expenses associated with quarantines and COVID-19 testing, and/or dependent care. 



Drake Community Library 930 Park St Grinnell, IA 50112 



November 22, 2023, 4-8 pm 

For more information or to make an appointment call (833)528-4661 Extension 4

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