NEHA-FDA Retail Flexible Funding Model Grant Program


Calendar Year 2022 Award Update

Thank you to the first-year grant program participants and congratulations to all grantees. With the goal of advancing FDA's Retail Program Standards, we awarded 446 grant applications to 228 unique State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) jurisdictions. Over $7 million has been awarded through generous funding provided by FDA. Award and declination notices were sent via email on Feb. 15, 2022, to the Point of Contact listed in each grant application. A summary of year 1 fund distribution can be found on the Year 1 Grant Awards page. 

Applicants and grantees can use the “Access the Grant Portal” link to log in to the Grant Portal using your existing username and password.  

From the Grant Portal:  

  • View and print granted and declined applications 
  • View and print official NEHA-FDA RFFM Grant Program Award Letters  
  • Access required reports and due dates, file reports, and request payments 

Grantees should review the Reporting and Payments requirements. 

About the Program

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) work in partnership to administer the NEHA-FDA Retail Flexible Funding Model (RFFM) Grant Program. The program provides funding to State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) retail food regulatory agencies as they advance conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards). FDA is utilizing NEHA’s strengths to assist SLTT retail food programs in their efforts to reduce the occurrence of foodborne illness risk factors and implement and attain conformance with the Retail Program Standards.


For more information and support, contact:

NEHA-FDA Retail Flexible Funding Model Grant Program Support Team


Toll-Free: 1-833-575-2404

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