Food Safety Outreach Program

Funding Agency:
US Department of Agriculture

The Food Safety Outreach Program will complement and expand the national infrastructure of the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program. The Food Safety Outreach Program will build upon that national infrastructure, with a sustained focus on delivery of customized training to members of the target audiences. Awardees will develop and implement food safety training, education, extension, outreach and technical assistance projects that address the needs of owners and operators of small to mid-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially-disadvantaged farmers, small processors, or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers. Grant applications will be solicited directly from those in local communities to include those from community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, food hubs, farm cooperatives, extension, and other local groups.

In FY 2023, FSOP will maintain focus on delivery of customized training to members of the target audiences by continuing to solicit Community Outreach Projects and Collaborative Education and Training Projects. The program will also support outreach to underserved audiences by establishing grant writing skills technical assistance resource awards. 

Duplicate or Multiple Submissions – Duplicate or multiple submissions is not allowed. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact as early as possible.

Deadline: Feb. 16, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Entities are eligible to apply to the National Food Safety and Outreach Program (FSOP) if they meet at least one of the following criteria: 1. The Cooperative Extension Service for a U.S. state or territory; 2. Non-government organizations and/or community-based organizations representing owners and operators of farms, small food processors, or small fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers that has a commitment to public health and expertise in administering programs that contribute to food safety; 3. Federal, State, local, or tribal agencies; 4. An institution of higher education (as defined in Section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C1862. 1001(a)) or a foundation maintained by an institution of higher education; 5. A collaboration of two or more eligible entities. 

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 16, 2023