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Demonstration Project Grants to Reduce the Impact of COVID-19 on Farmworker Families

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National Center for Farmworker Health
May 1, 2021

Paige Menking


The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) is providing grants for demonstration projects designed to protect and safeguard farmworker families and stop the spread of COVID-19

Proposed activities may include some or all of the following public health strategies for farmworkers and their household members:

  • Vaccinate:
    • Facilitate access to COVID-19 vaccines
    • Provide education to reduce fears or concerns about vaccination
    • Collect information about vaccine hesitancy and barriers to accessing COVID-19 vaccines and provide feedback to NCFH
  • Test and quarantine:
    • Facilitate access to COVID-19 testing when exposed or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
    • Provide education about testing, isolation, and quarantine, as needed
    • Assist in getting temporary housing when isolation or quarantine are needed
  • Seek treatment:
    • Assist those who have tested positive for COVID-19 to access treatment to avoid serious illness
    • Assist those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and refer to helpful resources such as housing, food, and other basic needs
  • Reinforce safety precautions:
    • Encourage personal protective equipment (PPE) and face mask usage
    • Provide PPE and face masks
    • Provide education on proper mask wearing and storage and the benefits and limitations of face masks
    • Promote social distancing at home, work, and in the community
    • Educate on necessary cleaning and sanitizing practices at home and at work and safe uses of sanitizers and cleaning products

Priority will be given to proposals that focus on harder to reach populations, such as communities of indigenous farmworkers, H-2A guest workers, farmworkers living in congregate housing, and workers in extremely remote rural areas.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Healthcare service providers
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Migrant education and migrant head start programs
  • Academic and research institutions
  • Agriculture employers
  • Housing providers
  • Labor unions
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Awards will go up to $100,000 with the majority of recipients receiving $50,000 or less.

Application process

Links to application instructions, forms, and templates in both English and Spanish are available in the Request for Proposals section of the program website. Submit the application online using the appropriate link based on applicant type.

Applications will be accepted and awarded on a rolling basis until May 1, 2021.

Tagged as
Agricultural health and safety · American Indian or Alaska Native · Farmers and farmworkers · Frontier and remote areas · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Immigrants · Infectious diseases · Migrants · Public health · Vaccination

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