Association of Food and Drug Officials
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We                                                                                       Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards


For Current Year 3 Applicants (Fall, 2015)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) are currently reviewing applications for Year 3 of the AFDO-administered Retail Program Standards Grant Program. The program provides funds for the completion of projects and training to enhance conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards). Grant Funding is open to state, local, territorial, and tribal regulatory retail food programs that have enrolled in the Retail Program Standards.

The portal closed to new applications on October 9, 2015. A determination on Year 3 grant proposals will be made on or around November 20, 2015. All applicants will receive a follow-up email once a determination has been made.

What’s Next?

Please bookmark this page,, as it will always contain the most up-to-date information about the grant program.  If you would like to receive news and updates when new information is available, please register your email address here.

For Current Year 1 and 2 Grantees and Applicants

For grantees and applicants who previously registered for Year 1 or Year 2 grants: Please use the username and password provided during the previous grant application phase to access the grant portal.  If you cannot find your username and/or password, or if you have any questions, please contact us at (850) 583-4593 or

Additionally, you can use the portal to view the status of your grant award(s), view and print copies of both awarded and declined applications, view and print copies of your official award letter(s), and submit required reports and reimbursement requests. (Reimbursement Form)

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