Funding Opportunity ID: 293250
Opportunity Number: USDA-FNS-FY17-SNAP-PTI
Opportunity Title: USDA FNS FY17 SNAP PTI
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Food and Nutrition
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 10.580
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility: The entities eligible to receive grants under this competition are:
? The 53 State agencies that administer the SNAP1;
? State or local governments1;
? Agencies providing health or welfare services2;
? Public health or educational entities2; and
? Private nonprofit entities2 such as community-based or faith-based organizations, food
banks, or other emergency feeding organizations.
1 State agencies and State and local governments should have the necessary approvals of
state officials (such as councils or legislatures) of funding prior to submitting the
application. Applicants should also acknowledge in their application that all necessary
approvals for funding have been obtained.
2 Nonprofit organizations are required to submit a copy of the IRS Determination Letter,
form 501(c)(3) or proof of application for exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code, a list of their Board of Directors if applicable, and their most
recent audited financial statements signed by the Treasurer or the Treasurer of the board.
Educational entities are also required to submit their most recent financial statements
signed by the Treasurer or Treasurer of the board. Applications submitted without these
will be considered non-responsive and eliminated from consideration. All corporations,
including nonprofit corporations are required to complete the attached representation
regarding felony convictions and tax delinquency.
Agency Code: USDA-FNS1
Agency Name: Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
Posted Date: Apr 18, 2017
Close Date: Jun 19, 2017
Last Updated Date: Apr 18, 2017
Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
Award Floor: $20,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: 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 SNAP 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 or recertification applications. We encourage potential applicants to carefully read the three 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.
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