Milk and Shellfish Grant

The Milk and Shellfish Grant Program provides state cooperative program grants for the Grade “A” Milk Safety and National Shellfish Sanitation Programs.

This program is supported by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award U18FD006732 totaling $3,000,000 with 100 percent funded by FDA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by FDA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

About the program

Each year, grant funding is available 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.

Learn more about the program by watching this video.

Equipment grant program

APPLICATION DATES: May 6, 2024 – May 31, 2024

The portal will be open for four weeks from May 6, 2024 to May 31, 2024, accepting applications for equipment grants.  Applications are due by 7:59 p.m. EDT, May 31,2024.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Check out Project Ideas to see the list of approved 2024 equipment.

Access your grant records

To access the grants management portal:

  • Existing Users (who have previously applied for a grant through this program) may use their username and password to log in here. If you cannot find your username and/or password, please click here to reset it.
  • New Applicants (who have not applied for or received a grant from this program) should click here to create an account.

What’s next?

Please bookmark this page,, as it will always contain the most up-to-date information about the grant program. If you would like to receive news and updates when new information is available, please register your email address here.

Log into the grants management portal below, or contact us at (717) 814-9873 or if you have questions about your current award.

Program data interactive map

The interactive map provides detailed grant information of all Milk and Shellfish awardees since this program’s inception in 2017.  The numbers associated with states represent the total number of grant-funded regulatory agencies.

Milk and shellfish cooperative agreement program map

Reimbursement requests

The online grants management portal system is now accepting reimbursement requests from participants whose grant applications were approved. Use your username and password below to access your individualized reports. In addition, Grant Reimbursement Instructions are located here.

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

For current grantees and applicants

If you have any questions – send us a message, contact us at (717) 814-9873 or

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.