Funding Opportunity Announcement: RFA for Building the Capacity of State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal Food Regulatory Agencies to Undertake Examinations, Inspections, Investigations, and other Related Food Safety Activities under Section 702 of the FD&C Act (U18) Cooperative Agreement
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Division of Federal-State Relations (DFSR) are pleased to announce the posting of the Request for Applications (RFA) for Building the Capacity of State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal Food Regulatory Agencies to Undertake Examinations, Inspections, Investigations, and other Related Food Safety Activities under Section 702 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act (U18) Cooperative Agreement. As many as sixty (60) grants of up to $70,000 per year will be awarded, but application budgets should reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Programs may receive up to 3 years of funding based on performance and availability of funds.
The intended outcome of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to facilitate long-term improvements to the national food safety system to protect public health by building the capacity of food safety agencies to undertake examinations, inspections, and investigations and related food safety activities under Section 702 of the Act. The outcome of the work provided under this cooperative agreement will serve to advance an integrated national food safety system as well as meeting provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Only food safety programs that are State, Local, Tribal, Territorial, and Non-Profit Food Safety Training entities that collaborate with one or more institutions of higher learning are eligible to apply for this cooperative agreement grant.
If you are interested in applying for this cooperative agreement, we strongly encourage you to submit a letter of intent by June 29, 2012 in order to participate in the technical review session. The technical review session will provide an overview of the RFA, tips for successful application submission, and a Question and Answer session. The application due date is July 30, 2012, 5:00 pm local time of the applicant organization and late applications will not be accepted.
For additional information, please visit:
FDA/ORA/Division of Federal State Relations