Ruminant Feed Ban Support Project

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Ruminant Feed Ban Support Project: I. Introduction Under these cooperative agreements, the State, territory, and tribal governments would enhance their feed/BSE safety programs to increase the ability to locate and visit firms involved in the manufacture, distribution, and transportation of animal feed and operations feeding ruminant animals in their jurisdiction, to verify compliance with the ruminant feed ban. Funds could be used to increase State, territory, and tribal personnel dedicated to conducting these inspections. Funds could be used for supplies, training, and laboratory equipment for feed sample testing using FDA validation methods. Funds could also be used to conduct outreach educational activities and materials as needed to further and enhance the industries knowledge and compliance with ruminant feed ban. The goal of enhancing their feed/BSE safety programs is to increase State, territory, and tribal inspections under section 702 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (act) (21 U.S.C. 372) of renderers, protein blenders, and feed mills that manufacture animal feeds and feed ingredients, and inspections of salvagers of food and feed, and transporters of animal feed and feed ingredients utilizing materials prohibited under the ruminant feed ban. Finally, the Feed Ban Support Project funds are intended to supplement, not replace, State funding for program improvement. The following are seven key project areas identified for this effort: (1) Hire and/or train State/territory/tribal personnel to conduct ruminant feed ban inspections. Training of State/territory/tribal personnel may be accomplished through the ORA University, or the Association of American Feed Control Officials Annual Feed Seminar, or other training that meets State/territory/ tribal and FDA requirements. New hires for this program must meet the State/ 4 territory/tribal agencys qualifications for feed inspections and sampling techniques; (2) hire and/or train laboratory personnel to verify that feed samples are free of materials prohibited under the ruminant feed ban. Laboratory analyses must utilize FDA accepted methodologies for detection of prohibited materials; (3) identify and inspect renderers, protein blenders, commercial animal feed manufacturers, feed salvagers, distributors (including retailers), transporters of animal feed and feed ingredients, on-farm animal feed mixers, and ruminant feeders within the State/territory/tribal jurisdiction that have not already been identified and/or inspected for compliance with the ruminant feed ban. These inspections would be conducted under section 702 of the act using and completing the FDA Ruminant Feed Ban Inspection Checklist and Ruminant Feed Ban Compliance Program to verify compliance with the BSE/ruminant feed ban. These inspections would be conducted by officers and employees duly commissioned by FDA in accordance with section 702 of the act; (4 ) conduct surveillance sampling of renderers, protein blenders, and feed mills that manufacture with materials prohibited under the BSE/ruminant feed ban. Sample feeds formulated without prohibited material. A minimum of one sample from each facility would be obtained during the inspection and would be analyzed by the State/territorial/tribal government for prohibited materials. This surveillance sampling would be conducted under section 702 of the act using and completing the FDA Ruminant Feed Ban Inspection Checklist and Ruminant Feed Ban Compliance Program to verify compliance with the BSE/ruminant feed ban. This surveillance sampling would be conducted by officers and employees duly commissioned by FDA in accordance with section 702 of the act; (5) provide copies of all completed BSE/Ruminant Feed Ban checklists and sample results as a part of the mid5 year program progress report to the FDA Project officer or designated office, as well as provide completed checklists and sample results in accordance with section 702 of the act; (6) be able to identify and quantify improvements to the existing State/ territory/tribal BSE/ruminant feed ban program or developing new programs (i.e., personnel hiring, personnel training, equipment upgrades, increase in inspections conducted) in the mid-year report as a result of the cooperative agreement; (7) conduct outreach educational activities and materials as needed to further and enhance the industries knowledge and compliance with ruminant feed ban. Please visit http://www.grants.gov to view the full version of this Request for Applications (RFA). FDA urges applicants to read the full version RFA in its entirety prior to submitting application packets. The events of September 11, 2001, reinforced the need to enhance the security and safety of the U.S. food supply. Congress responded by passing the Bioterrorism Act which President Bush signed into law on June 12, 2002. The Bioterrorism Act is divided into the following five titles: (1) Title I- National Preparedness for Bioterrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies; (2) Title II-Enhancing Controls on Dangerous Biological Agents and Toxins; (3) Title III-Protecting Safety and Security of Food and Drug Supply; (4) Title IV-Drinking Water Security and Safety; and (5) Title V-Additional Provisions Subtitle A of Title III-Protection of Food Supply, Section 311-Grants to States for Inspections, amends the act by adding section 909 to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to States, territories, and Indian tribes that undertake examinations, inspections, and investigations, and related activities under section 702 of the act. The grant 6 funds are only available for the costs of conducting these examinations, inspections, investigations, and related activities. Toward these ends, ORA is offering these cooperative agreements to State/ territorial/tribal governments for them to develop, new or enhance the capability of, their existing BSE/ruminant feed ban programs and assist in an increased surveillance presence throughout the commercial feed channels to prevent the introduction or amplification of BSE in the United States. State/ territorial/ tribal inspections are based on a determination of compliance of firms with the Animal Proteins Prohibited In Ruminant Feeds regulation, (21 CFR 589.2000), as well as any subsequent regulations and guidance applicable to the BSE/ruminant feed ban. This regulation is designed to prevent the establishment and amplification of BSE through animal feed, by prohibiting the use of certain proteins derived from mammalian tissue in the feeding of ruminant animals. The regulation affects renderers, protein blenders, commercial animal feed manufacturers, distributors (including retailers), transporters of animal feed and feed ingredients, on-farm animal feed mixers, and ruminant feeders. Based on the need to control the entry and spread of this disease, the agency has set a goal to assist in the development of new, or the enhancement of existing, State/territory/tribal BSE/ruminant feed ban programs to help meet compliance with the regulation. II. Project Goals, Definitions, and Examples The goal of FDAs ORA Cooperative Agreement Program is to enhance, complement, develop, and improve State/territory/tribal feed safety and surveillance programs. This will be accomplished through the provision of funding for additional equipment, supplies, funding for personnel, training in current FDA approved feed testing methodologies, participation in proficiency 7 testing to establish additional reliable laboratory sample analysis capacity, and analysis of surveillance samples and State/territorial/tribal compliance inspections. This will also require extensive cooperation and coordination with FDA District Offices to minimize duplication of inspections. These cooperative agreements will be made to either fund the development of new State/territory/tribal BSE/Ruminant Feed Ban programs or to enhance existing State/territory/tribal BSE/ruminant feed ban programs for the funding of items such as: Supplies, lab equipment, surveillance, sample collection, personnel, for the provision of training in current inspectional and analytical methodology, for the analysis of feed and feed products, and BSE/ruminant feed ban inspections. Successful applications will be selected for funding to ensure a broad geographic distribution of the program. Size of the existing or new State/territory/tribal program and number of facilities to be covered under the cooperative agreement will also be a determining factor. These cooperative agreements are not to fund licensed medicated feed or routine feed safety good manufacturing practices (GMP) inspections that are unrelated to the ruminant feed ban. These awards may be only used for the development of new State/ territory/tribal BSE/ruminant feed ban programs or to enhance and supplement existing State/ territory/tribal BSE/ruminant feed ban program funding. States with current BSE/ruminant feed ban contracts from FDA can maintain these contracts for BSE/ruminant feed ban inspections at the discretion of the State and FDA. However, the facilities and work covered under the contract cannot be counted towards fulfillment of the cooperative agreement and must remain distinct and separate from the cooperative agreement.
Federal Grant Title: Ruminant Feed Ban Support Project
Federal Agency Name: HHS FDA Special
Grant Categories: Health Employment Labor and Training Natural Resources Science and Technology Education Environment Agriculture Food and Nutrition Consumer Protection
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-FD-08-008
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.449
CFDA Descriptions: Ruminant Feed Ban Support Project
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Aug 08, 2008
Posted Date: Jul 11, 2008
Creation Date: Jul 11, 2008
Archive Date: Sep 07, 2008
Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
This cooperative agreement program is only available to State/territory/ tribal agency feed/BSE regulatory programs that undertake inspections and related activities under section 702 of the act and who are currently not funded under this cooperative agreement.
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