Cooperative Agreements with States for Intrastate Meat and Poultry Inspection


To supply Federal assistance to States desiring to operate a meat and poultry inspection program in order to assure the consumer an adequate supply of safe, wholesome, and properly labeled meat and poultry products.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Food Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Federal Meat Inspection Act, Public Law 90-201, 21 U.S.C. 601-624
Federal-State Cooperative Act (Talmadge-Aiken), Public Law 87-718, 7 U.S.C. 450
Agriculture Marketing Act of 1946, 7 U.S.C. 1621-1627
Poultry Products Inspection Act, Public Law 90-492, 21 U.S.C. 451-471
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
An appropriate State or U.S. Territory agency administering State or Territorial meat or poultry inspection programs under laws equal to the Federal Meat and Poultry Products Inspection Acts.
Beneficiary Eligibility
General Public.
Receipt of State inspection mandatory laws, copies of regulations related to the laws, and State performance plans. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Notify the Outreach and Partnership Division, Office of Outreach, Employee Education and Training, Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Patriot Plaza III Building., SW, Mailstop 3778/Room 9-258, 355 E Street, Washington, District of Columbia 20024. Contact: Keith Payne. Telephone: (202) 690-6522. The applicant should express their interest and request copies of the cooperative agreements currently in use by participating States.
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
To assist States that operate meat and poultry inspection programs which are equal to Federal meat and poultry inspection.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
State will arrange for an audit of the records pertaining to these agreements by the State Auditor of Public Accounts, annually or otherwise, as provided by applicable State law or regulations.
Complete accounting records shall be available to the Comptroller General of the United States and to the authorized representatives of the Secretary of Agriculture.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. 50%.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are awarded on an annual basis to States. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a list of addresses of the District Offices.
Headquarters Office
Anna Gallegos
1400 Independence Ave
South Building
Washington, DC 20250 US
Phone: (970) 492-7184
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$44,983,075.00; FY 23 est $47,000,000.00; FY 24 est $47,500,000.00; FY 21$44,181,912.00; FY 20$57,447,970.00; FY 19$55,000,000.00; FY 18$54,000,000.00; FY 17$51,000,000.00; FY 16$51,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
FSIS Directive 5720.2, Revision 3, State Cooperative Inspection Programs.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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