Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows and Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Programs

 

The Bill Emerson Hunger Fellowship Program addresses hunger and poverty in the United States. The Mickey Leland Hunger Fellowship Program addresses international hunger and other humanitarian needs. The purposes of the Fellowships Programs are to: (1) encourage future leaders of the U.S. to pursue careers in humanitarian and public service, recognize the needs of low-income people and hungry people, and seek public policy solutions to the challenges of hunger and poverty; (2) provide training and development opportunities to such leaders through placement in programs operated by appropriate organziations or entities; and (3) increase awareness of the importance of public service.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
10.593
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Food and Nutrition Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Fellowships)
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: In the 2014-2015, Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program. there were 15 fellows selected for field sites within the United States. The scope of their projects covers school nutrition, healthy food access and hunger coalitions. The 2013-2015, Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program included 12 fellows who will serve in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Their projects focused on agriculture, malnutrition and maternal & child nutrition. Fiscal Year 2015: No current data available. Fiscal Year 2016: No current data available.
Authorization
The Food Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill, Public Law 110-234), Sec. 4401 and 4404; 2 U.S.C. 1161; Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows and Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program Act of 2008. ; Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act 2013, Public Law 113-06, Section 4404 of Public Law 107-171, as amended by Section 4401 of Public Law 110-246(2. U.S.C. 1161); FY2012 Agriculture Appropriations Act, Public Law 112-55, Public Law 113-113-06, 2 U.S.C 1161; Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, Public Law 107-171, Section 4404, Hunger Fellowship Program; Congressional Hunger Fellow Act of 2002, Public Law 107-107-171, 2 U.S.C 1161.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
N/A.
Beneficiary Eligibility
N/A.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. n/a
Award Procedure
Applicant must meet the non-competitive grant submissions requirements for completeness and conformity in a grant application, statement of work and budget. FNS will determine the technical merit of each grant application, approve and then make a grant award.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
In accordance with the authorizing legislation and 2 CFR Part 2.19 and 2.57, the Secretary is directed to offer to provide a grant to the Congressional Hunger Center to administer these fellowship programs. Funding is provided to the Congressional Hunger Center to train and inspire leaders who work to end hunger. The Congressional Hunger Center is the grantee, they are provided funding to achieve the purposes of the Fellowship Programs. The fellowships established shall provide experience and training to develop the skills and understanding necessary to improve the humanitarian conditions and the lives of individuals who suffer from hunger, including - (I) training in direct service to the hungry in conjunction with community-based organizations through a program of field placement; and (II) experience in policy development through placement in a governmental entity or nonprofit organization. Funding is restricted to the costs related to selecting, training, and placement opportunities for individuals identified as a Hunger Fellow.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. The quarterly and final programmatic reports are required to be submitted by the grantee in accordance with the grant terms and conditions. The quarterly and final financial reports, SF-425, are required to be submitted by the grantee in accordance with the grant terms and conditions. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. The grantee is required to comply with the audit provisions in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F. There are no special audit procedures mandated for this grant program.
Records
The grantee must maintain records in accordance with the grant agreement. Such records must be retained for a period of 3 years after the date of submission of the final report for the fiscal year to which the records pertain, except if audit findings have not been resolved, the records shall be retained beyond the 3 year period as long as required for the resolution of the issues raised by the audit.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The grant period of performance is generally for 15 months. Extensions to the period of performance must be approved by the FNS. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Lael Lubing 3101 Park Center Drive Room 732, Alexandria, Virginia 22302 Email: lael.lubing@fns.usda.gov Phone: 703-305-2048
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
12-3508-0-1-605.
Obligations
(Salaries) FY 14 $2,000,000; FY 15 est $2,000,000; and FY 16 est $2,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) $2,000,000 (non-competitive).
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Guidance for Grants and Agreements. USDA appropriation language funding this grant program.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Funding is provided to the Congressional Hunger Center to train and inspire leaders who work to end hunger. The Congressional Hunger Center is the grantee, they are provided funding to achieve the purposes of the Fellowship Programs. The fellowships established shall provide experience and training to develop the skills and understanding necessary to improve the humanitarian conditions and the lives of individuals who suffer from hunger, including - (I) training in direct service to the hungry in conjunction with community-based organizations through a program of field placement; and (II) experience in policy development through placement in a governmental entity or nonprofit organization. Fiscal Year 2015: Funding is provided to the Congressional Hunger Center to train and inspire leaders who work to end hunger. The Congressional Hunger Center is the grantee, they are provided funding to achieve the purposes of the Fellowship Programs. The fellowships established shall provide experience and training to develop the skills and understanding necessary to improve the humanitarian conditions and the lives of individuals who suffer from hunger, including - (I) training in direct service to the hungry in conjunction with community-based organizations through a program of field placement; and (II) experience in policy development through placement in a governmental entity or nonprofit organization. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available

 



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