Operating Division Grant Portfolios: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Mission: The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.

FDA Totals by Award Class
Award Class Awards Dollars
Discretionary 142 $36,823,882
Mandatory 0 $0
Total 142 $36,823,882

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a scientific regulatory agency that is responsible for protecting and advancing the public health in the United States; FDA’s responsibilities cover a wide range of regulatory activities. FDA decisions affect every American on a daily basis. Annually, consumers spent nearly $1.5 trillion, or more than 20 percent of all consumer expenditures, on FDA-regulated products.

Some of FDA's Strategic Goals include:

Goal 1: Strengthen FDA for Today and Tomorrow
Objective 1.1: Strengthen the scientific foundation of FDA’s regulatory mission.
Objective 1.2: Cultivate a culture that promotes transparency, effective teamwork, and mutual respect, and ensures integrity and accountability in regulatory decision-making.
Objective 1.3: Enhance partnerships and communications.
Objective 1.4: Strengthen FDA's base of operations.
Goal 2: Improve Patient and Consumer Safety
Objective 2.1: Strengthen the science that supports product safety.
Objective 2.2: Improve information systems for problem detection and public communication about product safety.
Objective 2.3: Provide patients and consumers with better access to clear and timely risk-benefit information for medical products.
Objective 2.4: Provide consumers with clear and timely information to protect them from food-borne illness and promote better nutrition.
Goal 3: Increase access to New Medical and Food Products
Objective 3.1: Increase the number of safe and effective new medical products available to patients.
Objective 3.2: Improve the medical product review process to increase the predictability and transparency of decisions using the best available science.
Objective 3.3: Increase access to safe and nutritious new food products.
Goal 4: Improve the quality and safety of Manufactured Products and the Supply Chain
Objective 4.1: Prevent safety problems by modernizing science-based standards and tools to ensure high-quality manufacturing, processing, and distribution.
Objective 4.2: Detect safety problems earlier and better target interventions to prevent harm to consumers.
Objective 4.3: Respond more quickly and effectively to emerging safety problems, through better information, better coordination and better communication.

FDA Discretionary - All CFDA Programs
CFDA CFDA Name Awards Dollars
93.103 Food and Drug Administration Research 109 $293,375,650
93.448 Food Safety and Security Monitoring Project 17 $5,008,801
93.449 Ruminant Feed Ban Support Project 9 $2,099,431
93.447 State Health Fraud Task Force Grants 7 $340,000

Bar chart showing FDA grants in dollars for Fiscal Years 2003 through 2008.

For additional information on FDA programs and funding please visit the FDA Web site at http://www.fda.gov.