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NIFA Invests $9.6M in Food Safety Outreach

The Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grant Program (FSOP) supports customized food safety education, training, and technical assistance for operators of small to mid-size farms and food processing facilities; veteran, beginning, and underserved farmers and ranchers; and small-scale vegetable and fruit merchant wholesalers. In FY 2023, the FSOP funded 14 Community Outreach and 14 Collaborative Education and Training awards. The program also provided 1 technical assistance award that will support grant writing training and resource development for groups not historically awarded through the FSOP.

List of Awardees 

  • The Regents of the University of California
  • Center for Community and Economic Development, Inc.
  • Georgia Tech Research Corporation
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Iowa Valley Resource Conservation and Development
  • Ourspace World, Inc.
  • Trustees of Tufts College
  • Mississippi Association of Cooperatives
  • The Curators of the University of Missouri
  • Rio Grande Community Development Corporation
  • Cornell University, North Carolina State University
  • Operation Spring Plant, Inc.
  • The Ohio State University
  • Oregon State University (2 awards)
  • Clemson University
  • South Carolina State University
  • Tennessee State University
  • The University of Tennessee
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Texas Tech University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College
  • The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College
  • Washington State University
  • Tsyunhehkwa
  • West Virginia University.

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