United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
12/16/21 5:00 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories NGOs, community-based organizations, agencies, IHEs, and tribal entities to provide training related to food safety issues. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for community outreach projects and collaborative education and training projects
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.
In FY 2022, FSOP will maintain focus on delivery of customized training to members of the target audiences by continuing to solicit Community Outreach Projects and Collaborative Education and Training Projects. New Community Outreach and Collaborative Education and Training projects will focus on, but are not limited to, providing on farm or on-site training and/or technical assistance that addresses knowledge and resource gaps for the target audiences in the areas of pre- and post-harvest water testing and sampling, soil amendments, developing supply chain programs, and/or developing food safety plans. The program will also continue to fund projects that develop bilingual and culturally appropriate training.
Supplemental Collaborative Engagement funding opportunities are available to energize collaboration and coordination among 1890s, 1994s, Insular Areas, Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving (ANNH), Hispanic Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACU), and community-based organizations serving socially disadvantaged populations. Supplemental collaborative funding will be available for Community Outreach and Collaborative Education and Training Project types. Successful Community Outreach and Collaborative Education and Training project awardees will continue to build a national infrastructure for food safety outreach and will be required to interact with Regional Centers in the Northeast, North Central, Southern and Western regions, as defined by NIFA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.
GrantWatch ID#: 199436
1) Community Outreach Projects (award requests: $80,000 - $150,000) - An additional $150,000 may be requested for Collaborative Engagement Supplements, for a total budget request of up to $300,000.
2) Collaborative Education and Training Projects (awards request: $200,000 - $400,000) - An additional $150,000 may be requested for Collaborative Engagement Supplements, for a total budget request of up to $550,000.
1) Community Outreach Projects: Grant Duration - 24 Months
2): Collaborative Education and Training Projects: Grant Duration - 36 Months
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
J. Mark Carter, Ph.D.
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National Institute of Food and Agriculture
United States Department of Agriculture
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Kansas City, MO 64141-3061
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