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Thursday, October 14, 6-7pm
Join Kristen Wilmer, Program Manager at CISA, as she shares her extensive experience helping farmers with grant-writing and offers insights on how to write a strong grant application for the currently open Agricultural Food Safety Improvement Program (AFSIP). Attendees will come away with a framework for approaching this grant application, information on program priorities and commonly funded projects, and tips on how to increase their chances of successfully getting funded.
This workshop is free and open to all farm businesses. Questions? Contact Zoey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The goal of the Agricultural Food Safety Improvement Program (AFSIP) is to support produce operations that are looking to improve their on-farm food safety practices to help minimize the risk of microbial contamination and food-borne illnesses, to meet regulatory requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and to increase competitive market access by meeting buyer demands for demonstrated practices that work towards protecting public health and food safety. AFSIP is a competitive reimbursement grant program that funds projects for up to 80% of total project costs, up to $50,000. The deadline to apply is 4pm on Friday, November 5th. See this year’s application here.