USDA Farmworker Grant
The USDA Farmworker Reflief Grant is a financial aid funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture brought to the Hope CommUnity Center through a grant with the Hispanic Federation. This program provides a onetime help of $600 to any person regardless of their immigration status that worked in Agriculture and Food Production during COVID-19 and was impacted by the virus. The Hope Community Center is a safe place for farmworkers to apply for this assistance in order to cover any costs they may incur due to the pandemic.
Working under the supervision of the Hope CommUnity Center's Community and Youth Organizer, the USDA Farmworker Grant Coordinator will play a key role in developing an outreach strategy to connect with eligible farmworkers for fund disbursement. Their responsibilities include attending appointments, handling intake applications, and addressing queries about the program. They will be responsible for monitoring applications, ensuring a seamless application process, and achieving grant goals. Additionally, the USDA Farmworker Grant Coordinator will serve as the primary liaison between the Hope CommUnity Center, farmworkers, and the Hispanic Federation.
Primary Job Functions
- Develop a strategic outreach plan to establish and nurture relationships with local food farms, their supervisors, and employees.
- Offer guidance and implement a screening process for farmworkers seeking to apply.
- Schedule appointments and assist eligible farmworkers in completing applications.
- Cultivate and maintain strong connections with the funder, the Hispanic Federation, and other grantees, actively participating in all grant-related meetings.
- Conduct follow-ups with individual applicants and serve as a liaison to connect them with other programs and activities offered at Hope CommUnity Center or partner organizations.
- Ensure confidentiality is maintained between prospective and current applicants and other parties involved.
- Submit bi-weekly timesheets, performance progress reports, projections, and other necessary reports regarding the grant's progress.
- Keep the administration manager and grants manager at Hope informed about any grant-related matters.
- Report all questions related to applications to the assigned Program Manager from the Hispanic Federation.
- Deep passion and commitment to HCC’s mission and organizational overview.
- Compassionate approach towards farmer workers and the community.
- Bi-lingual English/Spanish.
- Proven experience using excel.
- Proficiency in executing fundamental administrative duties, including the maintenance of confidential records, tracking the progress of applications, and managing cases effectively.
- Comfortable with and Outreach role that requires ease in initiating contact and engaging in conversations with unfamiliar individuals.
- Experience with outreach and grants management preferred.
20-25 hours a week. Days are flexible.