Notice Number: NOT-FD-16-002
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Estimated Publication Date of Announcement: April 2016
First Estimated Application Due Date: June 2016
Earliest Estimated Award Date: September 2016
Earliest Estimated Start Date: September 2016
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs, intends to promote a new initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for-cooperative agreements to advance efforts for a nationally integrated food safety system through the establishment or enhancement of State and Territorial Produce Safety Programs to encourage the safe production of fresh fruits and vegetables and to promote compliance with the requirements of FDA’s Regulation “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption” (commonly referred to as the Produce Safety Rule).
Applicants are encouraged to fund infrastructure building, evaluation and implementation activities by undertaking initiatives to assess their jurisdiction's unique produce safety landscape and then develop programs to address the specific and unique needs of their jurisdiction.
The FOA will contemplate funding for initiatives including, but not limited to: :
This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects.
The FOA is expected to be published in April 2016 with an expected application due date in June 2016.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING SOLICITED AT THIS TIME.
Please direct all inquiries to:
Grants Management Officer