Healthy Body Healthy Spirit


-The Food and Nutrition Service’s Supplemental Nutrition assistance Program (SNAP) provides funding for the SNAP Nutrition Education Program (SNAP-Ed). SNAP-Ed is central to SNAP’s efforts to improve nutrition and prevent and reduce obesity among SNAP recipients. The Food Stamp Act of 1977 mandated creation and distribution of nutrition education materials to program participants. Subsequent legislation has expanded upon this requirement. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 established SNAP-Ed as a Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program and changed its financial structure to that of 100 percent Federal grant funding to States with no State contribution or match.

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

FNS encourages States to center their efforts on the following behavioral outcomes for SNAP-Ed participants:

•Make half your plate fruits and vegetables, at least half your grains whole grains, and switch to fat-free or low-fat milk products.
•Increase physical activity and reduce time spent in sedentary behaviors as part of a healthy lifestyle.
•Maintain appropriate calorie balance during each stage of life.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Food and Nutrition Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
-In the Food and Nutrition Act pf 2008, in Section 17(a)(1) gives the Secretary authority to make grants related to delivering nutrition-related benefits.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
-To help the SNAP-Ed target audience establish healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle.
Beneficiary Eligibility
-To help the SNAP-Ed target audience establish healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle.
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. Since this is an unsolicited grant proposal, the usual procedure for grant award was not followed. Federal staff met to determine the technical merit of this application.
Award Procedure
Since this was an unsolicited grant proposal, the usual procedure for grant award was not followed. Federal staff met to determine the technical merit of this application after which a decision was made to award this grant.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Award was made in FY 2015.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
-Funding is provided to an Organization/Entity that demonstrates its ability to meet the guidelines for providing nutrition education to low income populations and to accomplish the goals and outcomes of SNAP-Ed.
Advocates for Better Children’s Diets is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 that has conducted multiple national and local projects to promote healthy eating and physical activity for children and their families. To be used only as described in the objectives.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Quarterly and Annual Reports. Per the first quarter report, implementation of this project has taken place at five sites. Health Coordinators have received training on the use of a training tool that has been developed as part of this project. An evaluation tool to assess the effectiveness of the training format, content and efficacy of the program has also been developed. No expenditure reports are required. No performance monitoring is required.
No audits are required for this program.
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 that 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
One Year period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Usha C. Kalro 3101 Park Center Drive
, Alexandria, Virginia 22302 Email: Phone: 7033052397 Fax: 7036050795
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $75,000; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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