The NEHA-FDA Retail Flexible Funding Model (RFFM)  grant program will open applications for Year 2 funding from August 17-October 12 (7:59 pm EDT). The RFFM grant program is a funding opportunity for state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions working towards conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) to enhance their efforts to reduce foodborne illness.

Funding opportunities for the 2023 project period include multiple 1-year grants. Two application tracks are available for Development base grant funding depending on the jurisdiction’s current level of conformance with the Retail Program Standards. Optional add-on grants are also offered for Mentorship, Special Projects, and Training.

Update October 12, 2022: Year 2 Application Now Closed

Applications are now closed and undergoing peer review for Year 2 of the NEHA-FDA RFFM Grant Program. Grant award announcements are anticipated in December 2022. For the latest updates and deadlines, visit the Retail Grants web page.