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State Produce Implementation Cooperative Agreement Program (CAP)

  1. What is the State Produce Implementation CAP?
  2. What are its goals? 
  3. Who are the current awardees?
  4. Where can I get more information?
  5. State Produce Implementation CAP Fact Sheet (Version February 2018)

What is the State Produce Implementation CAP?

As part of the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), FDA established science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption as outlined in FDA’s Regulation, “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption” (commonly referred to as the Produce Safety Rule).The new legislation requires an increased level of cooperation between federal, state, and territorial regulatory and food safety produce entities.

The outcomes of this cooperative agreement program are to:

  • Advance efforts for a nationally integrated food safety system (IFSS) 
  • Plan, establish, and/or enhance state and territorial produce safety programs.
  • Encourage the safe production of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Promote understanding and compliance with the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule. 

What are the Goals of the State Produce Implementation CAP?

The goals of this cooperative agreement are to provide awardees with the resources to:

  1. Assess their produce landscape.
  2. Establish a process to develop and maintain a produce farm inventory.
  3. Provide resources for, and invest in, their program's infrastructure.
  4. Coordinate with other local, state, territory, and federal agencies for produce safety activities.
  5. Formulate a multi-year plan to implement a produce safety system.
  6. Develop a performance measurement system, plan, and/or process system to measure the progress towards the goals of this cooperative agreement.
  7. Evaluate produce legislative or regulatory authority.
  8. Develop and/or provide education, outreach, and technical assistance, prioritizing farming operations covered by the rule.
  9. Develop and/or provide education, outreach, and technical assistance to the jurisdictional produce safety regulators.
  10. Design and implement a compliance program for applicable produce safety regulations at the jurisdictional level.

Who are the current awardees?

  • Current awardees for this cooperative agreement include state/territory government food agencies with actual or potential regulatory oversight and responsibility over their respective jurisdiction’s commodities regulated in FDA's Produce Safety Rule.
  • States applied for either Competition A only or Competition A/B.
  • Competition A includes Infrastructure, Education, Technical Assistance, and Inventory Program.
  • Competition A/B includes Competition A components AND an Inspection, Compliance and Enforcement Program.
  • There are 5 tiers of funding ceilings based on the number of farms growing covered produce within the jurisdiction. (Data furnished by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Survey).
  • Funding amounts are based on the Tier and Competition for each state. A description of the tiers can be found in the funding opportunity announcement (FOA)
  • Year 1 awards total $21.8 million.
  • Year 2 awards total $30.9 million.

This map displays current State Produce Implementation CAP awardees: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV

GranteeCompetitionTierYear 1 Awarded AmountYear 2 Award Amount GranteeCompetitionTierYear 1 Awarded AmountYear 2 Award Amount
AKAB5300,000375,000 NCAB3700,0001,050,000
ALAB3658,1351,047,130 NEAB5120,00088,980
ARAB4497,940678,864 NHA5250,356296,608
AZAB4500,000725,000 MJAB4500,000725,000
CAAB11,022,6811,868,009 NMAB3700,000950,000
COAB4499,804530,762 NVAB5299,846384,644
CTAB4500,000638,477 NYAB3358,528886,673
DEAB5257,946394,797 OHAB3377,099547,490
FL  AB2773,4291,083,259 OKAB4500,000725,000
GAAB2800,0001,300,000 ORA3700,000150,000
IAA4218,712575,000 PAAB2800,0001,299,120
IDAB4429,650650,706 RIAB5300,000405,000
INAB4500,000725,000 SCAB4497,818717,840
KSAB5299,961404,719 TNAB4494,901288,039
LAAB4500,000725,000 TXAB2800,0001,294,100
MAAB4499,916717,730 UTAB4499,183723,721
MDAB4500,000725,000 VAAB4500,000725,000
MEAB4499,894724,691 VTAB4500,000725,000
MIAB3700,0001,050,000 WAAB2799,9971,296,936
MNAB3679,795946,350 WIAB3700,000530,148
(new 2017-2018)
4N/A500,000 WVAB4500,000320,000


Where can I get more information?


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