50-State Call re: New Retail Flexible Funding Model Grant Portal (Sept 21 at 1 pm ET)

50-State Call re: New Retail Flexible Funding Model Grant Portal (Sept 21 at 1 pm ET)


This call is intended for federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial retail food agency officials.  Please do not post this message outside of your Agency.

Dear Colleagues,

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in conjunction with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), will host a 50-State conference call to discuss the Retail Flexible Funding (RFFM) Grant Portal.

The portal is the application point for applying for grant funding opportunities open to retail food regulatory agencies at the state, local, territorial, and tribal (SLTT) level who are enrolled in the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards).  Retail food regulatory agencies not enrolled in the Retail Program Standards may also attend to gain an understanding of the grant’s funding opportunities should they wish to enroll.  The call will include information on the application portal and allow time for questions to assist applicants in the process of applying for the grant.

Registration for the RFFM Grant Program is currently open and grant applications will be accepted from September 9 – November 15, 2021.  SLTT retail food regulatory programs may register and apply for funding by visiting:  http://neha.org/retailgrants.


Date/Time:                          Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT



Phone Number:                  (800) 857-5383

Participant Passcode:         9380279

*After you have typed in the phone number and numerical participant passcode above using your keypad, you will be asked by the automated voice capture system to verbally provide your name and organization slowly and clearly with spelling before being placed in the audio portion of the conference call.  Please do not enter your name and organization using your phone keypad – you must verbally provide your name and organization (ensure that your mute button is off). After dialing in to the audio portion of the call, click on the “WebEx” link below to view the slides that will be displayed during the call. 



Conference number:         PWXW2394249

Participant passcode:        9380279

WebEx Link:   



NOTE: WebEx Required Download: To use Webex to view slides presented during the call, participants must have the Webex Event Manager installed prior to joining. To download the Event Manager, see the instructions on the WebEx Downloads page.

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