Association of Food and Drug Officials

 Milk and Shellfish Grant Program


2018 State Cooperative Program Grants in Support of Grade “A” Milk Safety Programs and National Shellfish Sanitation Program

Accepting Applications September 25, 2017 through October 30, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in collaboration with the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS), the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC), and the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO), are proud to announce the 2018 State Cooperative Program Grants for Grade “A” Milk Safety and National Shellfish Sanitation Programs.

This grant program provides funds for training and equipment purchases in support of milk and shellfish regulatory programs. The grant portal will open on September 25, 2017 to accept applications for the 2018 funding year. The portal will close on October 30, 2017 at 7:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. Complete instructions, including the 2018 Grant Guidance, will also be available on this webpage when the grant portal opens.

Grant funding is open to state or territorial (Puerto Rico) agencies that have the regulatory authority to implement the Grade “A” Milk Safety Program and/or the National Shellfish Sanitation Program.

Applicants to this program can expect a simple application process, up-front funding when required by the project, and simple reporting requirements.  Project categories include:

      Category 1 - 2018 Annual Program Training Needs Grants for Milk and Shellfish Programs: Funding for Milk Sanitation Rating Officers (SROs), Laboratory Evaluation Officers (LEOs), Shellfish Sanitation Officers (SSOs) and other Regulatory Staff Members to attend Required Training and Other Courses for Calendar Year 2018 (Minimum: $500/No Maximum, but total requested funding should not average more than $2,000 per person per course unless justification is provided in the Detailed Budget). Example: Applicants will have the opportunity to request travel funds for your program’s annual training needs to allow attendance at training courses, workshops, and seminars that advance the goals of the Grade “A” Milk Safety and/or the National Shellfish Sanitation Programs.

      Category 2 – Equipment Grants for Milk and Shellfish Programs: Equipment purchases that support the Grade “A” Milk Safety Program (maximum of $3,000 per agency) and/or the National Shellfish Sanitation Program (maximum of $5,000 per agency) - Example: Purchase of program-related equipment that helps to improve Milk or Shellfish safety and/or increase the efficiency and/or effectiveness of your regulatory program.

Reimbursement Requests

The online grants management portal system is now accepting reimbursement requests. Log in to https://msgrants.fluxx.io/ and use your individualized “Reports” section. In addition, the complete reporting and reimbursement instructions are located on the left side of this home page underneath the “Reimbursement Request” header.

Please Note: A reimbursement check will be made to your organization as a whole, and cannot be made payable to any individual.

If you would like to receive news and updates when new information is available, please
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If you have any questions, please contact us at (850) 583-4593 or msgrants@afdo.org.

For Current Grantees

For grantees who registered for this grant program: 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 visit https://msgrants.fluxx.io/forgot_password to reset it.

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.

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



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