MEHA members in good standing who primarily work in the food protection area are eligible to request training scholarships for the NEHA AEC. Specific details are on the scholarship application form. All applications are due by March 16, 2017. Award winners will be contacted via email on March 31, 2017. Information about NEHA’s 2017 AEC is available on their website.
Food Protection Training Scholarships
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved MEHA’s food protection training fund grant application for the past several years. MEHA agrees to use the grant funds for Annual Education Conference food program scholarships and MEHA affiliate grants.
This grant continues the close collaboration between MDARD and MEHA to provide high quality food protection training in Michigan. Since 2008, MEHA has been awarded food safety education fund grants, totaling over $100,000. Approximately $36,000 has been used for AEC food program expenses, $39,000 for AEC food program scholarships, and $15,000 has been available for MEHA affiliates to fund regional food protection training programs.
MEHA members who conduct food establishment evaluations are eligible for scholarships to attend the AEC food protection program. Please visit the AEC and Events page for more information on upcoming Conferences.
Grant and Training Fund Affiliate Grants
The purpose of the Grant and Training Fund Affiliate Grants is to provide money for environmental health educational opportunities that are organized and held regionally by MEHA affiliate organizations. The Grant and Training Fund Committee shall notify the MEHA Affiliates of grant fund availability each year following the MEHA AEC. Each MEHA Affiliate will be provided with a “Notice of Intent to Apply for Affiliate Grant Funding” form. The affiliate will be instructed to submit the Notice of Intent form to MEHA if the affiliate is planning a training seminar and anticipates applying for grant funding within the calendar year. MEHA will budget the available grant funds based on the Notice of Intent responses received from the MEHA affiliates. MEHA may cap total award amounts in order to budget limited grant funds for distribution to multiple affiliates each year. Funding availability is not guaranteed for affiliates when notices of intent are received late in the calendar year.