Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Nutrition Paraprofessional Training Project

 

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers 15 Federal nutrition assistance programs of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The mission of FNS is to reduce hunger and food insecurity in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and needy people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence. The goal for this project is to develop and deliver a pilot nutrition paraprofessional training project for FDPIR staff working at local program sites. The training tools and resources developed under this grant should support the efforts of FDPIR local staff in conducting nutrition education activities for FDPIR participants who receive USDA foods.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
10.529
Federal Agency/Office
Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
FDPIR is authorized under Section 4(b) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (as amended in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, P.L. 115-334). FDPIR is authorized through fiscal year 2023. Federal regulations governing the program can be found at 7 CFR Parts 250, 253 and 254., Title Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Part 111-296, Section 4(b)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
This is a competitive, limited solicitation. The cooperative agreement is only open to accredited public or private academic institutes of higher education, research or training institutions, or nonprofit organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The applicant selected will teach local agency FDPIR staff the basic nutrition knowledge and skills needed to deliver basic nutrition information, on specific topics, to participants who receive foods through FDPIR.
Credentials/Documentation
This is a competitive, limited solicitation. The cooperative agreement is only open to accredited public or private academic institutes of higher education, research or training institutions, or nonprofit organizations.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All applicants must complete the following forms: The following grants.gov forms are required of grant applicants. They are located at http://www.grants.gov/agencies/aforms_repository_information.jsp: Non-Construction Grant Projects Forms: SF-424 Family o Application and Instruction for Federal Assistance (SF-424) o Budget Information and Instruction (SF-424A) o SF LLL (Disclosure of Lobbying Activities): Indicate on the form whether your organization intends to conduct lobbying activities. If your organization does not intend to lobby, write "Not Applicable."
Award Procedure
Following the initial screening process, FNS will assemble a panel to review and determine the technical merits of each application. The panel will evaluate the proposals based on how well they address the required application components and array the applications from highest to lowest score. The panel members will recommend applications for consideration for an agreement based on the evaluation scoring. The selecting official reserves the right to accept the panel's recommendation or to select an application for funding out of rank order to meet agency priorities, program balance, geographical representation, or project diversity.
Deadlines
Applicants need to submit their application within 60 days of the original posting date.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Appeals
From 30 to 60 days.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
FNS will pre-screen all applications to ensure that they contain the required documents and information. After the initial screening of applicants, a review panel of technical and program staff will be convened to review and determine the technical merits of each grant application. The panel will evaluate each grant application on how well it addresses each application component. The panel will assign each application a score using the evaluation criteria and weights specified below.
How may assistance be used?
Assistance will be used to plan, develop, design, deliver and evaluate a culturally relevant training project that uses a multi-component approach
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Performance period is through September 2021. Funding must be spent by September 2021. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Julie Skolmowski
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302 USA
julie.skolmowski@usda.gov
Phone: 703-305-2885

Janell Walker
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302 USA
janell.walker@usda.gov
Phone: 7034577714
Financial Information
Account Identification
12-3505-0-1-605
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 19 est $500,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.

 



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