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Manufactured Food Training Grants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) are proud to administer the Manufactured Food Training Grant Program. The program provides funds to support the training needs of manufactured food programs at the State, local, tribal and territorial levels.


About the Program

Preventive Controls Training Grants are available to regulatory agencies that oversee the safety of manufactured food (human and/or animal food), and who have one or more employees who must complete FSPCA for Human Food or FSPCA for Animal Food.  Alternatively, Pre-Authorized Training is an invitation-only funding model available to State, local, tribal, or territorial regulatory agencies.

The application windows for these programs are listed below.  Applicants to this program can expect an easy application process, up-front funding when required by the project, and simple reporting requirements.


Project Categories

Funds may be used to assist regulatory programs in completing projects that meet FDA’s training goals and objectives in several categories:

  • Preventive Controls Training Grants (Accepting applications through June 15, 2021*)
    • Human Food Training – Funding for regulatory staff to attend the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course or the Train the Trainer Course
    • Animal Food Training – Funding for regulatory staff to attend the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course or the Train the Trainer Course
  • Pre-Authorized Training (Accepting applications through June 15, 2021*) – FDA will verify that the requestor has a slot in a specific course(s) and meets the eligibility requirements to apply.
  • Additional Opportunities may be posted at this site.  Please register your email address here to receive updates on future openings.

For specific information regarding the posted grant opportunities, please see program-specific guidance documents in “Grant Guidance & Instructions” at the top of this page.

*The program may close earlier if available grant funds have been depleted before that time.  Funding is available to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.


What’s Next?

Please bookmark this page, http://afdo.org/mfgrants, as it will always contain the most up-to-date information about the grant program. If you would like to receive news and updates when new information is available, please register your email address here.


Reimbursement Requests

The online grants management portal system is now accepting reimbursement requests from participants whose grant applications were approved. Use your username and password in the right menu of this page to access your individualized reports. In addition, Grant Reimbursement Instructions are located on the right side of this home page underneath the “Reimbursement Request” header.

Please Note: A reimbursement check will be made to the organization that was approved for each grant, and cannot be made payable to any individual.


For Current Grantees and Applicants

Please use the username and password provided during the grant application phase to access the grant portal. If you cannot find your username and/or password, please use the “Reset or create password” link, found underneath the login. Enter your email address, and the system will automatically send both your username and a link to reset your password.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (850) 583-4593 or mfgrants@afdo.org.

Additionally, you may use the portal to view the status of your grant award(s), view and print copies of both awarded and declined applications, view and print copies of your official award letter(s), and submit required reports and reimbursement requests.