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Expanding FDA's Produce Safety and Instructor Skills Training under the Food Safety Modernization Act

Post Date

July 6th 2015

Application Due Date

July 30th 2015

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories

Food and Nutrition

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories

State Governments
Non-Profits With 501 (c) (3) Status With The IRS (Except Higher Education Institutions)


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $500000 - $2000000

Grant Description

The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Office of Resource Management (ORM), Division of Human Resource Development (DHRD) is announcing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for a Cooperative Agreement Grant. The goals of this Cooperative Agreement grant are, one to develop training and related materials/resources for those FDA and State/local regulators under the integrated food safety system (IFSS) that will be conducting produce farm investigations, and inspections under FSMA's new produce safety regulations and the second is to train IFSS regulatory subject matter experts on best practices for adult learning and instructor skills to deliver courses on the new FSMA regulations. Under FSMA Section 209, FDA is directed to improving the training of State, Local, Territorial and Tribal Food Safety Officials and for FDA to set standards and administer training and education programs to ensure a competent work force doing comparable work. The FOA will be competed among those currently funded grantees under the RFA: Assisting the Integrated Food Safety System's National Food/Feed Training Program (U54), RFA-FD-11-028.

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