SNAP Fraud Framework Implementation Grant

 

The purpose of the SNAP Fraud Framework Implementation Grant Program is to support State agency efforts to improve and expand recipient fraud prevention, detection and investigation efforts using the procedures, ideas and practices outlined in the SNAP Fraud Framework.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
10.535
Federal Agency/Office
Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
H.R.244 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Public Law 115-31
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
This grant opportunity is open to the 53 State agencies that administer SNAP. FNS will consider only one application per State agency. There is no State matching requirement for this grant program.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Agreements are established between State agencies and FNS. Grants funds can be used for projects educating recipients on eligibility fraud as well as trafficking and misuse of benefits.
Credentials/Documentation
Specific instructions provided in Application Format and Requirements Letter.
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. Application package should be prepared in accordance with instructions in the Application Format and Requirements Letter and submitted to the Food and Nutrition Service by the deadline specified.
Award Procedure
All applications related to the objectives of this grant program and meet the published deadline for submission with all the required documentations will be awarded.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. The deadline for submission will be stipulated in the Application Format and Requirements Letter.
Appeals
Non-selected applicants may request a debriefing to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of submitted proposals.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
All applications related to the objectives of this grant program and meet the published deadline for submission with all the required documentations will be awarded.
How may assistance be used?
The awards will support new projects that fall under any of the seven components of the SNAP Fraud Framework. Applications must comply with criteria listed in the Application Format and Requirements Letter.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
N/A
Records
State agencies must maintain records as necessary to support the use of SNAP Grant funds 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
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
Funds should be expended within 24 months of identified start date. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Jane C. Duffield
3101 Park Center Drive Room 818
Alexandria, VA 22302 US
Jane.Duffield@fns.usda.gov
Phone: 7036054385
Website Address
https://www.fns.usda.gov/grant/snap-fraud-framework-implementation-grant-program
Financial Information
Account Identification
12-3505-0-1-605
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 19 est $4,604,723.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
On July 16, 2019, nine State agencies were awarded FY 2019 SNAP Fraud Framework Implementation grants. The awards ranged from just over $300,000 to almost $745,000. The median award was just over $475,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
7 CFR 272.1(g)(9)(iii); 7 CFR 272.1(g)(58); 7 CFR 272.4(e)(1-4); 7 CFR 272.4(g); 7 CFR 273.2(f)(11)(B)(1-2); 7 CFR 273.13; 7 CFR 273.15; 7 CFR 273.16; 7 CFR 273.18
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2019 One of the 2019 awardees has proposed development of a predictive modeling component along with strengthened data management processes, supported with training to allow for the sustainable support of these systems. Additionally, new data related to the assistance application process will be captured and used to bolster investigations of identity theft and SNAP trafficking.

 



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