FDA's National Curriculum Standard Development and Training Delivery and Development (U18) Clinical Trial Not Allowed

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Office of Training, Education, and Development (OTED) is announcing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for a Cooperative Agreement.

The goals of this Cooperative Agreement are to continue the development of the Integrated Food Safety System (IFSS) National Curriculum Standard (NCS) curriculum frameworks for regulatory stakeholders with the capacity to expand into other program areas as directed; further work and research on the development and validation of competency statements; and revise, develop and deliver courses to FDA stakeholders nationwide (other federal, state, local, tribal and territorial regulators).  All of these activities are intended to help ensure the appropriate training of regulatory stakeholders.

Under FSMA Section 209, FDA is directed to improve the training of state, local, territorial and tribal food safety officials and set standards and administer training and education programs to ensure a competent work force doing comparable work.

  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): March 12, 2020
  • Application Due Date(s): April 28, 2020

RFA-FD-20-024 Expiration Date April 29, 2020

Agency Website

Amount Description

Application budgets need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project and should not exceed the following in total costs (direct and indirect):

YR 01: $ $1,500,000

YR 02: $ $1.500,000

YR 03: $ $1,500,000

YR 04: $ $1,500,000

YR 05: $ $1,500,000

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 28, 2020