The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) are proud to partner for the AFDO-Managed Retail Program Standards Grant Program. The program provides funds for the completion of projects and training to enhance conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards).
Each year, grant funding is open to state, local, territorial, and tribal regulatory retail food programs that have enrolled in the Retail Program Standards. Applicants to this program can expect a simple application process, up-front funding when required by the project, and simple reporting requirements. Do you have more questions? Please review our newly-developed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.
In addition to the annual subawards offered for CY 2020 through the AFDO-Managed Retail Program Standards Grant Program (subawards were made in December 2019), there is a special funding opportunity now open through February 17, 2020. This opportunity is separate from the regular CY 2020 annual funding program, and jurisdictions who were awarded CY 2020 AFDO Subawards are eligible to apply for a CY 2020 CFP Travel Assistance Subaward.
For SLTT jurisdictions in need of funding to attend the CY 2020 Conference for Food Protection, Category 3 Training Project applications will be accepted via the AFDO-Managed Retail Program Standards Grant Program Portal from January 21, 2020 through February 17, 2020 at 7:59 PM ET. Applicants should refer to the CY 2020 CFP Travel Assistance Subawards Grant Guidance Supplement for application instructions.
The portal closed to new applications on October 15, 2019, and award announcements were made on December 5, 2019. Approximately $2 million in funding was awarded for CY 2020. This will enable a significant number of awards for jurisdictions in all four project categories – Small Projects, Moderate Projects, Training, and Food Protection Task Force Support Projects.
An email was sent to the points-of-contact on the grant application stating the disposition of each request. Please contact us if you have any questions.
*The $3,000 limit on Category 3 Training projects does not apply to AK, HI, and Territories if justification for additional costs is provided.
All applicants are encouraged to review the 2020 Retail Program Standards Grant Program Grant Guidance prior to beginning the process.
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Since the inception of the AFDO-administered Retail Program Standards Grant Program in 2014, more than $8.1 million has been awarded across 1,985 grants. Our grantees have responded with overwhelming high praise of the program, writing everything from “This has been the best experience in getting much equipment and supplies we need to continue our food training;” to “simplest grant application to date.” You may view grantee-submitted videos about their projects and opinions of the program by clicking the map below.
To view the status of your current grant award(s), view and print copies of both awarded and declined applications, view and print copies of your official award letter(s), or submit required reports and reimbursement requests, please use the username and password provided during the previous grant application phase to access the grant portal. If you cannot find your username and/or password, please visit https://retailstandards.fluxx.io/forgot_password to reset it.
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