Expanding FDA's Produce Safety and Instructor Skills Training under the Food Safety Modernization Act


The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Office of Resource Management (ORM), Division of Human Resource Development (DHRD) is announcing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for a Cooperative Agreement Grant. The goals of this Cooperative Agreement grant are, one to develop training and related materials/resources for those FDA and State/local regulators under the integrated food safety system (IFSS) that will be conducting produce farm investigations, and inspections under FSMA's new produce safety regulations and the second is to train IFSS regulatory subject matter experts on best practices for adult learning and instructor skills to deliver courses on the new FSMA regulations. Under FSMA Section 209, FDA is directed to improving the training of State, Local, Territorial and Tribal Food Safety Officials and for FDA to set standards and administer training and education programs to ensure a competent work force doing comparable work. The FOA will be competed among those currently funded grantees under the RFA: Assisting the Integrated Food Safety System's National Food/Feed Training Program (U54), RFA-FD-11-028.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 08/29/2015 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Food and Drug Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Daniel Lukash
Grants Management Specialist
Phone 240-402-7596
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $500,000.00 to $2,000,000.00


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