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State and Territory Cooperative Agreement to Enhance Produce Safety in Preparation of Implementation of FDA's Rule: Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, & Holding of Produce for Human Consumption (U18)

Post Date

March 17th 2016

Application Due Date

April 3rd 2019

This announcement has multiple application due dates. June 3, 2016 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time. April 3, 2017, 2018, 2019, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories

Consumer Protection
Food and Nutrition

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories

State Governments

Eligible applicants include: State Governments; and U.S. Territory or Possession: American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam,Puerto Rico,US Virgin Islands.


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $None - $1100000

Grant Description

The overall purpose of this FOA is to establish or enhance State and Territory Produce Safety Programs to encourage the safe production of fresh fruits and vegetables and to promote compliance with the requirements of FDAмs Regulation ЯStandards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human ConsumptionН (commonly referred to as the Produce Safety Rule). Improving produce safety will help Federal, State, and Territory authorities better direct their food safety and regulatory activities at reducing foodborne illness hazards.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Health and Human Services

  • Office:

    Food and Drug Administration

  • Agency Contact:

    Lisa Ko
    Grants Management Officer

  • Agency Mailing Address:

  • Agency Email Address:

  • More Information:

    Full Announcement of PAR-16-137

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