NACCHO is Accepting Cohort 10 Applications for the Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program

Sep 02, 2020 | Anu Varma

*Applications for Cohort 10 are no longer being accepted*

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) invites all retail food regulatory programs to submit applications to participate in a mentorship program with their peers to learn, share experiences, and acquire tools and resources related to the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards).

The overall objective of the mentorship program, now in its tenth year, is to match retail food regulatory program practitioners experienced in applying the Retail Program Standards with retail food regulatory programs newly or currently enrolled in the Retail Program Standards that are looking for assistance, guidance, tools and resources, and recommendations for conducting a self-assessment, achieving a specific standard, or achieving multiple standards.

This opportunity will provide capacity building among retail food regulatory programs participating in the NACCHO Mentorship Program. Additionally, the program will help strengthen relationships between retail food regulatory programs and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This initiative is funded by a cooperative agreement between NACCHO and FDA.

Applications for Cohort 10 (2020-2021) closed October 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET. The applicants will be notified of their selection status on or around the week of November 9, 2020.

For Mentees:

For Mentors:

Upcoming Webinar for Applicants

NACCHO and FDA staff will host an optional webinar for interested applicants on Thursday, September 24 from 2:30-3:00 PM ET. Access the webinar at https://naccho.zoom.us/j/98492...

Dial by your location:

  • +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
  • +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
  • +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
  • +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
  • +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
  • +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 984 9260 0359

The purpose of the webinar is to answer questions about the RFAs. Please note that no new information will be shared during the webinar; as such, applicants need not wait for the optional webinar in order to begin or submit applications.

Learn more and apply today.

Questions about the mentorship program, request for application, and application can be directed to the following NACCHO staff.


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Anupama Varma is a Communications Specialist for Environmental Health at NACCHO.

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