U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
08/02/21 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Grants to USA and Territories meat and poultry slaughter and processing facilities for costs related to state and federal certification. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to four weeks to finalize. Eligible activities include modernizing facilities and equipment, meeting compliance requirements, meeting occupational and other safety requirements under applicable law, developing processes to ensure food safety, and accounting for costs associated with becoming an inspected facility.
The MPIRG supports a range of eligible meat and poultry slaughter and processing facilities, including facilities operating under State inspection or those exempt from Federal inspection, in making facility improvements and carrying out other planning activities necessary to obtain a Federal Grant of Inspection or to operate as a State-inspected facility that is compliant with the cooperative interstate shipment program under the Federal Meat Inspection Act or Poultry Products Inspection Act. Such entities may include, but are not limited to, commercial businesses, cooperatives, tribal enterprises, etc.
The MPIRG focuses on:
AMS encourages applications that benefit smaller farms and ranches, new and beginning farmers and ranchers, socially disadvantaged producers, veteran producers, and/or underserved communities. For projects intending to support these entities, applicants should engage and involve those beneficiaries when developing projects and applications.
Applicants must align their proposal to one of two project types, Planning for a Federal Grant of
Inspection (PFGI) and Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program (CIS Program) Compliance.
More on the project types can be found at https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/2021_MPIRG_RFA.pdf#page=6.
Activities eligible for funding can be found at https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/2021_MPIRG_RFA.pdf#page=8.
GrantWatch ID#: 197229
Expected Number of Awards: 276
The maximum award amount is $200,000.
As a condition of receiving an award, recipients have 36 months to:
A. Obtain a Federal Grant of Inspection under the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) or the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA), as applicable; or;
B. Comply with the Cooperative Interstate Shipment (CIS) program under FMIA (501 of that Act (21 U.S.C. 683) or PPIA (31 of that Act (21 U.S.C. 472); or
C. Make a good faith effort towards the activities provided above.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
After closely reviewing the RFA in its entirety, applicants and other interested parties are encouraged to contact the MPIRG staff listed below or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team lead and grants management specialists:
Phone: Eric Bozoian
Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Program (MPIRG)
USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 4534 South Building
Washington, DC 20250-0269
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