Limited Competition: Advancing Conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (VNRFRPS) (U18)


The intended outcome of this FOA is to advance efforts for a nationally integrated food safety system by assisting retail food regulatory programs in achieving conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (VNRFRPS or Retail Program Standards). The Retail Program Standards apply to the operation and management of a retail food regulatory program that is focused on the reduction of risk factors known to cause or contribute to foodborne illness and to the promotion of active managerial control of these risk factors. These cooperative agreements are intended to assist regulatory food retail programs in developing, implementing, and improving the infrastructure necessary to support conformance with the VNRFRPS.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 08/14/2015 (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
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
U.S. Territory of Possession
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 $10,000.00 to $70,000.00


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