Conformance with the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS) (U18)
The intended outcome of this FOA is to advance efforts for a nationally integrated food safety system by assisting State manufactured food regulatory programs to achieve and maintain full conformance with the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS). The MFRPS are intended to ensure that State manufactured food regulatory programs develop and maintain best practices for a high-quality regulatory program. Also, the program standards are intended to enhance food safety by establishing a uniform basis for measuring and improving the performance of manufactured food regulatory programs in the United States. Conformance with these program standards will help Federal and State agencies better direct their regulatory activities at reducing foodborne illness hazards in plants that manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods. In addition, State manufactured food regulatory programs expected to achieve significant to full conformance with the MFRPS before Year 5 of the cooperative agreement should choose to develop and implement Standard Enhancement Projects (SEPs). The SEPs will further enhance the capacity of the State manufactured food regulatory program to protect public health and safeguard the food supply.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 07/04/2015 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Food and Drug Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
This opportunity is only available to the following State government food safety programs: State manufactured food regulatory programs with current FDA food safety inspection contracts (providing funding to State agency food protection regulatory programs), or those that meet the eligibility requirements and agree to enter into a food safety inspection contract with FDA at the earliest possible date. Competition is limited to these State manufactured food regulatory programs because the foundational work conducted under the current FDA food safety inspection contracts is necessary for the completion of significant improvements in a nationally integrated food safety system.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Please Note: This opportunity has multiple application deadline receipt dates. Please review the full announcement for further details.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Grants Management Specialist
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $300,000.00