Information Bulletin Number 0803176

National Emergency or Disaster Grants to Assist Low-Income Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers

The Rural Housing Service (RHS) announces the availability of funds and the timeframe to submit applications for grants to provide emergency services to areas where the Secretary of Agriculture determines that a local, state, or national emergency or disaster has caused low-income migrant or seasonal farmworkers to lose income, be unable to work, or to stay at home or return home in anticipation of work shortages.

Eligibility for grants for emergency services is limited to public agencies or private organizations with tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 United States Code that have experience in providing emergency services to low-income migrant and seasonal farmworkers.  These funds are to be administered in areas where the Secretary of Agriculture determines that a local, state, or national emergency or disaster has occurred.

Please go to http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rd/disasters to determine if your area has been identified by the Secretary of Agriculture as a national emergency or disaster area or contact your local Rural Development office.

http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20081800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/E8-1951.pdf

http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/