Food Protection Rapid Response Team (RRT) (U18)


The goal of these cooperative agreements is to facilitate long-term improvements to the national integrated food safety system by unifying and coordinating federal/state/local food/feed emergency response efforts including: 1) Strengthening the link among epidemiology, lab and environmental health/regulatory components; 2) Improving States' regulatory and surveillance food/feed protection programs to include using Incident Command System (ICS)/National Incident Management System (NIMS) principles and a Unified Command structure to conduct integrated responses to all-hazards food/feed emergencies, rapidly identifying and removing tainted food from commerce, and conducting root cause investigations to inform future prevention efforts; and 3) Addressing supporting components, such as training, data sharing, data analysis, communications, continuous process improvement, and development of best practices and other resources to support national capacity/capability development. This will be accomplished through the provision of funding to support multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) for program improvement and will require extensive cooperation and coordination with FDA District Offices and other FDA program offices.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
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?
Application Procedure
Open Date (Earliest Submission Date) May 15, 2015 and January 5, 2016 Letter of Intent Due Date(s) May 28, 2015 and January 15, 2016, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Application Due Date(s) July 15, 2015 (FY2015) and March 8, 2016 (FY2016), by
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 up to $450,000.00


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