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

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 successful completion of the application period for the 2017 State Cooperative Program Grants for National 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. 

In this inaugural year, grant funding was open to state or territorial (Puerto Rico) agencies that have the regulatory authority to implement the National Grade “A” Milk Safety Program and/or the National Shellfish Sanitation Program. 

Project categories for the 2017 funding year include:

Category 1 - 2017 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 2017 (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

At this time, if you are ready to request reimbursement for either a Milk or Shellfish training please send an email to msgrants@afdo.org and request a reimbursement form.  You will receive a form as well as corresponding instructions. In the near future, all reimbursement requests will be housed in the grant portal.

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.

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

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 (in the near future) submit required reports and reimbursement requests.


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