Grant Name: Market Access Food Safety Program







This program focuses on assisting companies to overcome a specific food safety requirement or obstacle that is preventing them from entering a new market, or in keeping markets open when requirements change.

Specifically, this program will support a limited number of companies with:

  • obtaining Global Food Safety Initiative (GSFI) certification which will in turn open more export markets
  • meeting the food safety requirements of new markets to support market entry or market expansion


  • Gap assessments for specific food safety program requirements to assess what needs to be done for compliance with a specific standard.
  • Program coaching of a company’s food safety program manager or quality assurance staff on plan development or revisions, implementation and employee training.
  • Pre-audit assessment in preparation for a third-party audit to meet a specific food safety program standard.

Funding Amount

Funding is available to a maximum of $15,000 per applicant and based on scope and deliverables. Due to caps on the funding, not all applicants may be funded.  Please apply early.

Contact Information

For more information on this program, or to check the status of your application please contact Ashley Sprague at 902-955-0248 or

Processing Fee



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