Developing a Food Protection Rapid Response Team (RRT) (U18)

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Developing a Food Protection Rapid Response Team (RRT) (U18): The goal of these cooperative agreements is to facilitate long-term improvements to the national integrated food safety system by unifying and coordinating federal/state/local food/feed emergency response efforts including:

1) Strengthening the link among epidemiology, lab and environmental health/regulatory components;

2) Improving States' regulatory and surveillance food/feed protection programs to include using Incident Command System (ICS)/National Incident Management System (NIMS) principles and a Unified Command structure to conduct integrated responses to all-hazards food/feed emergencies, rapidly identifying and removing tainted food from commerce, and conducting root cause investigations to inform future prevention efforts; and

3) Addressing supporting components, such as training, data sharing, data analysis, communications, continuous process improvement, and development of best practices and other resources to support national capacity/capability development.

This will be accomplished through the provision of funding to support development of multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) and will require extensive cooperation and coordination with FDA District Offices and other FDA program offices.

Federal Grant Title: Developing a Food Protection Rapid Response Team (RRT) (U18)
Federal Agency Name: Food and Drug Administration
Grant Categories: Consumer Protection Food and Nutrition Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-FD-16-032
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 319712
CFDA Descriptions: Food and Drug Administration_Research
Current Application Deadline: May 16, 2016
Original Application Deadline: May 16, 2016
Posted Date: Mar 14, 2016
Creation Date: Mar 14, 2016
Archive Date: Jun 15, 2016
Total Program Funding: $900,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $300,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: none
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
State manufactured food regulatory programs with current FDA food safety inspection contracts (providing funding to State agency food protection regulatory programs) are eligible to apply for funding under this cooperative agreement. In addition, the State manufactured food regulatory program must also be enrolled in the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS). State programs receiving funds through the current RRT FOAs (RFA-FD-15-020 and RFA-FD-13-006) are not eligible to apply.

Competition is limited to these State manufactured food regulatory programs because the foundational work conducted under the current FDA food safety inspection contracts is necessary for the completion of significant improvements in a nationally integrated food safety system. State manufactured food regulatory programs must also be enrolled in the MFRPS. The MFRPS identifies the elements of a high quality regulatory program, which includes foodborne illness outbreak and response capabilities.

The development, implementation, and sustainability of rapid response capabilities for food and feed emergencies will assist the State program in achieving conformance with the MFRPS. In addition, the MFRPS provides the foundation necessary for building, implementing, and sustaining rapid response capabilities.

Foreign Institutions
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
Foreign components, as defined in the HHS Grants Policy Statement, are not allowed.

Link to Full Grant Announcement
Full Announcemnet of RFA-FD-16-032
Grant Announcement Contact
Daniel Lukash Grants Management Specialist Phone 240-402-7596

Food and Drug Administration 240-402-7592
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