The Successful implementation of FSMA can be achieved by a new level of cooperation and collaboration between the Federal, States, and Regional regulatory and food safety entities. The announcement of $19 million funding in FY 2016 is an important step by FDA to provide the necessary resources to the state to advance efforts for a nationally integrated food safety programs that encourages safe farm production and promotes understanding and compliance with FDA’s Public Safety Rule.
The proper and successful implementation of FSMA will require time and depending on the budget decision FDA intends to be a permanent source of funding for states. In order to afford maximum flexibility to applicants, FDA has formulated guidelines to use the budget money optimally for all the activities. The maximum project period has been assigned as 5 years and the opportunity is available only to state/territory government regulated in FDA’s rule. Only one applicant is allowed per state/territory. Applicants have been classified into 5 tiers of funding ceilings based on the number of farms growing covered produce within the jurisdiction. The applications can be submitted between May 4-June 3, 2016 for 2016 applications and February 1-April 3 for 2017/18/19 applications
For information on Application Submission and Receipt, visit Frequently Asked Questions – Application Guide, Electronic Submission of Grant Applications.. The letter of intent shall be sent via electronic mail as a PDF file with “State/Territory Cooperative Agreement to Enhance Produce Safety and the number of this funding opportunity to:
Grants Management Officer
? For any assistance or questions or clarification please contact us at email@example.com or use our Contact form. Ref: 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).