Nutrition Services Incentive Program
To reward effective performance by States and Tribes in the efficient delivery of nutritious meals to older adults through the use of cash or USDA Foods.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Community Living
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, Section 311, 42 U.S.C. 303a, Section 604, 42 U.S.C. 3057.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
State Units on Aging (SUA) and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITO) that receive funding through Titles III and VI of the OAA may receive grants of cash from the Administration for Community Living, and/or USDA Foods.
For Title III congregate meals, persons who are older adults (age 60 years and above) or a spouse of an older adult, regardless of age; disabled adults who live in housing facilities primarily occupied by older adults where a congregate site is located; disabled adults under age 60, who reside at home with older adults; and volunteers, regardless of age, who assist in meal service during meal hours. For Title III home-delivered meals, an older individual must be assessed to be homebound. The spouse of a homebound individual regardless of age or condition may receive a meal if receipt of the meal is assessed to be in the best interest of the homebound older adult. For Title VI, all of these criteria apply. In addition, an ITO may select the age that defines who is an older adult.
State Units on Aging (SUA) and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITO) must complete agreements with the Administration for Community Living. Nutrition Programs must comply with forms established by their SUA or ITO. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All States and Indian Tribal Organizations are eligible.
Issuance of Notice of Award.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. None.
Appeals are processed in accordance with the HHS regulations in 45 CFR Part 1321, and Section 2112 of Title 28, U.S.C.
Title III and Title VI program agreements are indefinite, unless withdrawal is requested or required because of program irregularities.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Funds are made available to State Units on Aging (SUA) and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITO) to purchase domestically produced foods or to access USDA Foods from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The funds or USDA Foods are to be used in the preparation of congregate and home-delivered meals by nutrition services programs. USDA Foods may not be sold, exchanged, or otherwise disposed of (authorized distribution excepted) without prior, specific approval of USDA. Each SUA and ITO shall promptly and equitably disburse funds received to recipients.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. Submitted through the Payment Management System. SUAs annually complete a State Program Report, which is submitted through the National Aging Program Information System (NAPIS). ITOs complete an annual report which is submitted through the Title VI Program Performance Review Form. 425 Financial Status reports are due at the end of each grant year. No performance monitoring is required. 425 Financial Status reports are due at the end of each grant year. No performance monitoring is required.
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. In accordance with the provisions of Subpart F-Audit Requirements, under 45 CFR Part 75.500, nonfederal 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. Nonfederal 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 45 CFR Part 75.500.
Adequate to account for all receipts and dispositions; to be retained for 3 years following the close of the fiscal year.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. See program statute.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
None. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment Management System.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See Regional Agency Offices. Regional Administrators, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Region Offices. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog).
Holly Greuling Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs, Administration on Aging, Administration for Community Living, DHHS, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Holly.Greuling@acl.hhs.gov
Phone: (202) 357-0145
(Formula Grants) FY 14 $153,311,320; FY 15 est $160,069,000; and FY 16 est $160,069,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY14 Range: $762 to $15,927,625, FY15 Range: $779 to $16,113,431, FY16 est $779 to $16,113,431
FY15 Average: $490,919, FY15 Average: $496,766, FY 16 est Average: $496,766.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 75
Examples of Funded Projects