Food Safety Outreach Program

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
December 5th, 2023
Close Date
February 13th, 2024
Total Funding
$9,600,000.00
Award Ceiling
$1,000,000.00
Award Floor
$75,000.00
Expected No. Awards
25
Opportunity No.
USDA-NIFA-FSMA-010336

Agency

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Agriculture

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has posted a grant opportunity titled "Food Safety Outreach Program". This grant is in the category of Agriculture and falls under the funding instrument type of Grant. The purpose of this program is to complement and expand the national infrastructure of the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program. The Food Safety Outreach Program aims to provide customized training to members of the target audiences, specifically owners and operators of small to mid-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially-disadvantaged farmers, small processors, or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers. The program seeks to address the needs of these individuals by developing and implementing food safety training, education, extension, outreach, and technical assistance projects. Entities eligible to apply for this grant include the Cooperative Extension Service for a U.S. state or territory, non-government organizations and/or community-based organizations representing owners and operators of farms, small food processors, or small fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers, federal, state, local, or tribal agencies, institutions of higher education, or collaborations of two or more eligible entities. The grant has an estimated total program funding of $9,600,000, with an award ceiling of $1,000,000 and an award floor of $75,000. It is expected that 25 awards will be granted. The closing date for applications is February 13, 2024, and the archive date is March 14, 2024. For more information and to apply for the Food Safety Outreach Program grant, please visit the following link: Food Safety Outreach Program. If you have any questions regarding the application content, you can contact NIFA Support at grantapplicationquestions@usda.gov.

Description

The Food Safety Outreach Program will complement and expand the national infrastructure of the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program. The Food Safety Outreach Program will build upon that national infrastructure, with a sustained focus on delivery of customized training to members of the target audiences. Awardees will develop and implement food safety training, education, extension, outreach and technical assistance projects that address the needs of owners and operators of small to mid-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially-disadvantaged farmers, small processors, or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers. Grant applications will be solicited directly from those in local communities to include those from community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, food hubs, farm cooperatives, extension, and other local groups.

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Title
Type
Grant