Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) Data and Technical Assistance Grants

 

These grants will provide support to State agencies in developing the capacity to collect and analyze outcome reporting data required by Section 16(h)(5)(B) of the Food and Nutrition Act. Grant funds may be used to support State and local agencies in collecting and reporting outcome data for SNAP E&T programs, as well as additional funds for technical assistance, so that States can become more effective, data driven E&T providers.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
10.537
Federal Agency/Office
Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; Z - Salaries and Expenses
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (P.L. 115-31) provides approximately $5 million in discretionary grant funds to support State agencies in collecting and reporting outcome data for SNAP E&T programs., 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. There is no State matching requirement for this grant program.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Agreements are established between State agencies and FNS. State agencies will use funds to develop and analyze outcome reporting systems
Credentials/Documentation
Specific instructions provided in Request for Application. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
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. 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 Request for Application (RFA) and submitted to the Food and Nutrition Service by the deadline specified.
Award Procedure
All applications that meet the published deadline for submission will be screened for completeness and conformity to the requirements as announced in the RFA package. Grants are awarded by a competitive process via a technical review panel composed of Food and Nutrition Service staff which convenes to determine the technical merit of each grant application, provide a numerical score and make recommendations to selecting officials.
Deadlines
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Appeals
Non-selected applicants may request a debriefing to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of submitted proposals.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
The review panel will score and rank applications using Technical Review Criteria which includes: (1) Soundness or Merit of Project Design; (2) Budget Appropriateness and Economic Efficiency; (3) Organizational Experience, Staff Capability and Management; (4) Implementation and Evaluation; and (5) Presentation.
How may assistance be used?
Still under consideration.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
State agencies must maintain records as necessary to support the use of SNAP E&T DATA 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 36 months of identified start date. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Moira Johnston
3101 Park Center Dr, 8th floor
Alexandria, VA 22302 US
moira.johnston@fns.usda.gov
Phone: 703-305-2515
Website Address
http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap
Financial Information
Account Identification
12-3505-0-1-605
Obligations
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 FY 17$5,718,393.00; FY 16 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range is from $371,736 to $1,000,000. The average grant award is $714,799.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Still under consideration
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 



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