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Food Safety Education Fund Grants

Overview

The Food Safety Education Fund grants program is funded through assessments of $3 to $5 from each licensed Michigan food establishment to provide food safety training and education to consumers; and training and education to food service establishment employees and agents of the director who enforce Michigan's food regulations (i.e., local health department sanitarians and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development food safety inspectors).

2024-2025 Food Safety Education Fund Grants Program

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is now accepting proposals for the grant cycle that will run from October 1, 2024, through September 30, 2025. Multi-year proposals will be considered on an individual basis, contingent on future year funding.

The fiscal year 2025 budget will direct up to $356,600 of grant funds toward training and education to consumers and food safety regulators. Of the $356,600, $242,500 will be available for consumer food safety education and $114,100 for education to food service establishment employees and agents of the director.

The 2024-2025 Grant Cycle Request for Proposals is open May 3, 2024 through July 24, 2024.

Grant Program Status

The 2022 Grant Cycle Request for Proposals closed on July 20, 2022.  

Proposal
Release Request for Proposals May 3, 2024
Proposals Due June 24, 2024
Proposal Evaluation and Selection
Evaluation committee receives proposals July 2024
Evaluation committee meets and selects proposals for funding August 2024
Award Announcement
Announcement of award funding September 2024

Questions

For more information about this grant opportunity, please contact Lori Yelton, Food Management-Nutrition Consultant, Food and Dairy Division, 517-420-3249.