The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Commodity Credit Corporation Eligible Recipient Funds


To support the additional food purchases from the Commodity Credit Corporation and to help supplement the diets of low-income persons by making funds available to The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) eligible recipient agencies for storage and distribution costs of the Commodity Credit Corporation foods. Eligible recipient agencies are local organizations, such as soup kitchens, food banks, and food pantries, including faith-based organizations, that provide food assistance to needy persons.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act U.S.C. 15 U.S.C. 714b
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State agencies that are designated as distributing agencies by the Governor or other appropriate State executive authority may receive these funds to pass through to local agencies to support the distribution of Commodity Credit Corporation Foods to low-income persons.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Public or private non-profit organizations, such as food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens, which provide food assistance to low-income persons.
Local organizations are required to document their use of the operational funds, and only those administrative costs permitted under 2 CFR Part 200 for local governments will be allowed. Local agencies may be required to document their non-profit status. 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 required. 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. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
Award Procedure
Operational funds are allocated among the States on the basis of a formula determined by the Secretary of Agriculture that takes into account the amount of Commodity Credit Corporation food ordered by each State. One hundred percent of these funds must be passed down to eligible recipient agencies.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are provided to State agencies to pass through to local agencies to cover operational costs incurred at the local level in the operation of the program. Funds may only be used for approved operational expenses. States may choose sites that distribute to low-income households and/or congregate sites that provide prepared meals to the needy. Allowable costs include warehousing, food delivery, participant certification, and other administrative costs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Normal records accounting for receipts and disbursements; retention required for 3 years following the close of the fiscal year or until any outstanding audit, claim, or litigation is settled.
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
The funds will be provided to State agencies in installments prior to September 30, 2024. All of these funds must be liquidated no later than December 31, 2024. Any funds which are made available through the initial allocation or a subsequent reallocation that are not used are returned back to the Federal government. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Katie Treen
1320 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314 USA
Phone: 703-305-2674
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 22 FY 23 est $40,000,000.00; FY 24 est $50,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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