Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Inspection


To assure that all meat, poultry and egg products produced in plants and shipped in commerce are federally inspected for safety, wholesomeness, and proper labeling.

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; J - Provision of Specialized Services
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Humane Slaughter Act, Public Law 85-765, 7 U.S.C. 1901-1906
Agriculture Marketing Act of 1946, 7 U.S.C. 1621-1627
Federal Meat Inspection Act, Public Law 90-201, 21 U.S.C. 601-624
Poultry Products Inspection Act, Public Law 90-492, 21 U.S.C. 451-471
Egg Products Inspection Act, Public Law 91-597, 21 U.S.C. 1031-1056
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any meat or poultry plant planning to engage in slaughtering or processing meat and poultry products, and all egg products processing plants for shipment in commerce. This program is available in the U.S. and its Territories.
Beneficiary Eligibility
General public (meat, poultry, and egg products.)
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. A request for inspection should be submitted to the Meat, Poultry and Egg Products Inspection District Office, or to the Administrator.
Award Procedure
Certification is made that the applicant meets the regulations on sanitation, and operating standards for the inspection of meat, poultry and egg products plant facilities and equipment.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Meat, poultry, and egg products plants located within the United States or its Territories engaged in slaughtering or processing meat, poultry, and egg products for shipment in commerce are required to have inspection. All plants located within the U.S. or its territories processing egg products are required to be under continuous USDA inspection. The Department of Agriculture is reimbursed for overtime and holiday inspection services. Inspection not required under law is provided on request for a fee.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable All meat, poultry and egg products produced in plants and shipped in commerce is federally inspected for safety, wholesomeness, and proper labeling.
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$16,868,815.00; FY 23 est $16,500,000.00; FY 24 est $17,000,000.00; FY 21$15,672,175.00; FY 20$1,332,352.00; FY 19$1,800,000.00; FY 18$1,058,000,000.00; FY 17$1,040,000,000.00; FY 16$1,023,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not Applicable
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
MPI-7, Meat and Poultry Inspection Manual; Sanitation Handbook; 9 CFR 301-592, Inspection Regulations.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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