Applications now available for the Food Security and Farmworker Safety Program
On May 29, 2020, Governor Kate Brown announced a $30 million investment to secure Oregon’s food supply chain and protect essential agricultural workers from COVID-19. Earlier this spring, Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enacted temporary rules to address COVID-19 exposure and illness in agriculture.
Oregon’s Food Security and Farmworker Safety Program is designed to assist agricultural producers and workers with the additional measures required, that includes additional housing, field sanitation, transportation and mitigation measures. Applications to access these funds will be accepted beginning today Wednesday, June 10, 2020 thru October 25, 2020 and will be processed in the order received.
Assistance for alternative on-farm housing options
Physical distancing transportation
Distribution of PPE
Community-based outreach and education
The financial assistance application can be submitted via email to FSFSapplication@oregon.gov or by fax (503-986-0199). Please call 503-986-0058 for help with any questions relating to the FSFS Program.
Applicants should be prepared to provide the following information with their application: