The following information and resources describe components of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). The overall package is expected to cost more than $2 trillion. This information is to be used by AgriLife Extension agents/specialists for background in education outreach efforts.
CARES Act Extension Liasion Outreach Plan
Webinar Training for Agents
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Agriculture Webinar Training for Agents
This May 11th Zoom webinar for agents provides an overview of the CARES Act and implications for farmers and ranchers.
TrainTraq Webinar for Agents
Required TrainTraq course for AgriLife Extension agents that explains the distribution of the CARES Act funding to state and local governments.
AgriLife Learn Courses
Public course that provides educational resources and assistance to local governments, school districts pertaining to the CARES Act.
Public course that features experts from the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University cover Phase 3 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and how it applies to Texas agricultural producers.
CARES Act: Implications for Farmers and Ag Producers
Agent Resource Toolkit
An overview of the the CARES Act with briefs on different aspects of the program. This resource can be used by agents when working with local governments.
AgriLife Extension Subject Matter Experts:
- Texas Department of State Health Services: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Local Health Entities
- Tribal Contacts
USDA is partnering with regional and local distributors, whose workforce has been significantly impacted by the closure of restaurants, hotels and other food service entities, to purchase up to $3 billion in fresh produce, dairy and meat products. Participating distributors and wholesalers will then package a pre-approved box of fresh produce, dairy and meat products for delivery to food banks, community and faith-based organizations and other non-profits serving Americans in need.