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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 National 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 (9/2016 - 6/2017) awards total $21.8 million.
  • Year 2 (7/2017 - 6/2018) awards total $30.9 million.
  • Year 3 (7/2018 - 6/2019) awards total $32.5 million.

produce states cap

 

State/Territory

Competition

Tier

Year 3 Awarded Amount (FY18-19)

AK

AB

5

375,000

AL

AB

3

1,078,247

American Samoa

(New 2018-2019)

A*

5

50,000

AR

AB

4

352,110

AZ

AB

4

755,000

CA

AB

1

2,147,810

CO

AB

4

677,459

CT

AB

4

559,796

DE

AB

5

391,325

FL

AB

2

556,558

GA

AB

2

275,000

HI

(New 2018-2019)

AB

3

561,099

IA

A

4

497,965

ID

AB

4

549,446

IN

AB

4

755,000

KS

AB

5

414,909

KY

(New 2018-2019)

AB

3

700,000

LA

AB

4

755,000

MA

AB

4

755,000

MD

AB

4

755,000

ME

AB

4

753,182

MI

AB

3

1,090,000

MN

AB

3

988,399

MO

AB

4

724,753

MS

(New 2018-2019)

AB

4

474,334

MT

AB

5

38,307

NC

AB

3

497,880

NE

AB

5

132,000

NH

A

5

259,293

NJ

AB

4

755,000

NM

AB

3

990,000

NV

AB

5

412,427

NY

AB

3

1,089,821

OH

AB

3

938,473

OK

AB

4

511,069

OR

A

3

799,021

PA

AB

2

1,267,344

RI

AB

5

415,000

SC

AB

4

710,380

TN

AB

4

457,157

TX

AB

2

1,350,000

UT

AB

4

755,000

VA

AB

4

755,000

VT

AB

4

755,000

WA

AB

2

1,350,000

WI

AB

3

1,090,000

WV

AB

4

197,003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Limited Competition A to conduct only Education and Outreach Activities

 

 

Where can I get more information?

  • Specific questions on this program can be directed to Abe Brown III, Director, Division of Partnership Investments and Agreements 301-796-5875 or Alicia Schroder, Supervisor, Produce Group 425-582-3148.
  • Produce/FSMA technical questions may be directed to the Technical Advisory Network (TAN)disclaimer icon.
  • You can also find helpful information by reviewing the FOA.
  • General questions can be directed to the Office of Partnerships' general mailbox: op.feedback@fda.hhs.gov

 

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