Agricultural Career and Employment Grants Program (ACE)

The ACE grants program is intended to improve the supply of skilled agricultural workers and bring greater stability to the workforce in this sector.

This stability will be realized through services specifically designed to assist farmworkers in securing, retaining, upgrading or returning from


agricultural jobs.

Such services include the following:
• agricultural labor skills development; • the provision of agricultural labor market information; • transportation; • short-term housing while in transit to an agricultural worksite; • workplace literacy and assistance with English as a second language; • health and safety instruction, including ways of safeguarding the food supply of the United States; and • other such services the Secretary deems appropriate.

Agency: DM-Office of Advocacy and Outreach


Estimated Funding: $4,000,000

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Entities eligible for awards are non-profit organizations or a consortium of entities comprised of a non-profit organization and one or more of the following: agribusinesses, State and local governments, agricultural labor organizations, farmer or rancher cooperatives, and community-based organizations with the capacity to train farmworkers.

The criteria by which an entity's capacity to train farmworkers will be evaluated, at a minimum, by the following items: 1) an understanding of the issues facing hired farmworkers and conditions under which they work; 2) familiarity with the agricultural industry in the geographic area to be served, including agricultural labor needs and existing services for farmworkers; and 3) the capacity to effectively administer a program of services and benefits authorized by the grants program.

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