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Food Safety Outreach Program

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The Food Safety Outreach Program will complement and expand the national infrastructure of the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program. The Food Safety Outreach Program will build upon that national infrastructure, with a sustained focus on delivery of customized training to members of the target audiences. Awardees will develop and implement food safety training, education, extension, outreach and technical assistance projects that address the needs of owners and operators of small to mid-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially-disadvantaged farmers, small processors, or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers. Grant applications will be solicited directly from those in local communities to include those from community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, food hubs, farm cooperatives, extension, and other local groups.


Dates may vary. Please see RFA for exact details.

Other or Additional Information (See below)
More Information on Eligibility

Applications may be submitted by the following eligible applicants only: the Cooperative Extension Service for a U.S. state or territory; non-government organizations and/or community-based organizations; organizations representing owners and operators of farms, small food processors, or small fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers that has a commitment to public health and expertise in administering programs that contribute to food safety; federal, state, local, or tribal agencies; an institution of higher education (as defined in Section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001(a)) or a foundation maintained by an institution of higher education; a collaboration of two or more eligible entities.

Posted Date
For more Information Contact
Closing Date
Contact for Electronic Access Problems
Letter of intent
Other Due Date
Funding Opportunity Number
Assistance Listing Number
Previous Fiscal Year RFA
Attachment Size
FY21-FSO-RFA-508-V3.pdf (423.12 KB) 423.12 KB
Estimated Total Program Funding
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement
No Match Required
Range of Awards
$80,000 - $550,000
Relevant Documents
Attachment Size
FY 2022 FSOP Webinar Description.pdf (81.53 KB) 81.53 KB
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