Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grant Program

The Food Safety Outreach Program will complement and expand the national infrastructure of the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program.

The Food Safety Outreach Program will build upon that national infrastructure, with


a sustained focus on delivery of customized training to members of the target audiences.

Awardees will develop and implement food safety training, education, extension, outreach and technical assistance projects that address the needs of owners and operators of small to mid-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially-disadvantaged farmers, small processors, or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers.

Grant applications will be solicited directly from those in local communities to include those from community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, food hubs, farm cooperatives, extension, and other local groups.
Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Estimated Funding: $7,600,000

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Food Safety Outreach Program

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Entities are eligible to apply to this RFA if they meet at least one of the following criteria: 1.The Cooperative Extension Service for a U. S. state or territory;2.Non-government organizations and/or community based organizations representing owners and operators of farms, small food processors, or small fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers that has a commitment to public health and expertise in administering programs that contribute to food safety;3.Federal, State, local, or tribal agencies; 4.An institution of higher education (as defined in Section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C.

1001(a)) or a foundation maintained by an institution of higher education; 5.A collaboration of two or more eligible entities.

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