Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers

The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) is a nationally directed program created by Congress in response to the chronic seasonal unemployment and underemployment experienced by migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs).

The NFJP provides funding to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families achieve economic self-sufficiency by offering supportive services to them while they work in agriculture or by helping them to acquire new skills for jobs offering better pay.

Organizations at the local level receive grant funds from the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) to provide these services.

To find the program nearest you, look for a grant program in your state, contact your local American Jobs Center, or call ETA's toll-free help line at (877) US-2JOBS (TTY: 1-877-889-5267). Information is also available by subscribing to the program's e-mail subscription service.

DOL Web Pages on This Topic

Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Home Page Provides information on adult and youth programs, housing assistance, and farm workers' forums.

Laws & Regulations on This Topic


Public Law 113-128
Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act of 2014


Final regulations are in development.