Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-FNS-SNAP-PTI-FY16
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Food and Nutrition
CFDA Number: 10.580
Eligible Applicants State governments
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: USDA-FNS1
Closing Date: Apr 18, 2016
Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 11
Creation Date: Mar 18, 2016
Funding Opportunity Description: Section 11(t), Grants for Simple Application and Eligibility Determination Systems and Improved Access to Benefits, of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended, authorizes the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to award up to $5 million annually in grants to State agencies*; public health or educational entities; or private nonprofit entities, such as communitybased or faith-based organizations, food banks, or other emergency feeding organizations, for projects aimed at simplifying the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)application and eligibility determination systems or improving access to SNAP benefits by eligible households. The purpose of this grant competition is to support efforts by State agencies and their community-based and faith-based partners to develop and implement: Simple SNAP application and eligibility determination systems; or Measures to improve access to SNAP benefits by eligible applicants. This RFA seeks diverse proposals that would make the entire process easier and more efficient for applicants and participants. Grant proposals should focus on improving the quality and efficiency of operations and processes within the SNAP office. Specifically, FNS is interested in initiatives that use new technologies or examine office processes in order to improve application processing timeliness for initial applications or re-certifications. We encourage potential applicants to carefully read the five review criteria listed in the RFA. These criteria outline the qualities FNS expects successful proposals to have; they will also guide the reviewers’ evaluation of proposals. THIS SOLICITATION IS CONTINGENT UPON THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS.



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