National Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grant Program: Regional Center Grants to Enhance Food Safety

Type: 
Funding
Event Date: 
Grant Deadline: 
Organization: 
USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Description: 

Unknown if grant is being awarded during FY 2016. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) have joined in a collaborative partnership to administer and manage the National Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program: Regional Center Grants to Enhance Food Safety. This program is designed to develop and implement a comprehensive food safety training, education and technical assistance program for those affected by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The intention of this program is to begin building an infrastructure that will support a national food safety training, education, extension, outreach, and technical assistance system and provide significant opportunities for funding through subcontracts and for partnerships with eligible stakeholder groups, including community-based and non-governmental organizations.

Category: 
Development, Infrastructure, Education, Food Safety, Food Security
Funding Amount: 
Up to $1,150,000
Matching Funds: 
Yes

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Applications may be submitted by the following eligible applicants only: • The Cooperative Extension Service for a U.S. state or territory; • Non-government organizations and/or community based organizations; • Organizations representing owners and operators of farms, small food processors, or small fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers that has a commitment to public health and expertise in administering programs that contribute to food safety; • Federal, State, local, or tribal agencies; • An institution of higher education (as defined in Section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001(a)) or a foundation maintained by an institution of higher education; • A collaboration of two or more eligible entities.