The FDA’s Program for Implementing the Produce Safety Rule

Notice Number: NOT-FD-19-018

Key Dates
Release Date: September 18, 2019

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs intends to publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit cooperative agreement applications for projects designed to advance efforts for a nationally integrated food safety system (IFSS) by supporting State/Territory Produce Programs to advance produce safety and achieve high rates of compliance with the Produce Safety Rule (21 CFR 112) by ways of:

  • education and technical assistance to produce growers;
  • local/state/federal outreach, coordination, and collaboration to support an IFSS
  • regulatory programs focused on quality and national consistency

Eligible Organizations


  • State Governments
  • U.S. Territory or Possession:
    • American Samoa
    • Northern Mariana Islands
    • Guam
    • Puerto Rico
    • US Virgin Islands

This opportunity is available only to state/territory government food agencies with actual or potential regulatory oversight and responsibility over their respective jurisdiction’s commodities regulated in FDA's Produce Safety Rule (21 CFR 112).

Only one application is allowed per state/territory. Jurisdictions interested in involving multiple state/territory entities (within their jurisdiction) are required to internally coordinate and choose 1 entity to apply.

Key Dates:

Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement: August 2020

Estimated Application Due Date: October 2020

Earliest Estimated Award Date: March 2021

Earliest Estimated Start Date: July 2021


Please direct all inquiries to:

Daniel Lukash
FDA Grants Office