Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

The purpose of this funding is to increase the impact of nutrition education disseminated to low-income families and youth in the 50 states, the U.S.

territories, and the District of Columbia.
EFNEP serves two primary low-income audiences: 1) families with young children (parents and other
caregivers with primary responsibility for feeding young children); and 2) youth/children (grade range - kindergarten through 12th grade).
The priorities of EFNEP are to assist low-income families and youth in acquiring knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behaviors necessary for nutritionally sound diets and to contribute to their personal development and improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being.

Participation in EFNEP should result in improved diets and nutritional well-being of the total family.
Individuals and families should experience improvements in four core areas:
? Diet Quality and Physical Activity?Improved diets and nutritional and physical well-being through the adoption of federal food and physical activity recommendations.
? Food Resource Management?Increased ability to buy, grow, or otherwise appropriately obtain, prepare, and store food that meets nutritional needs.
? Food Safety?Improved household food safety and sanitation practices.
? Food Security?Increased ability to get food directly?and from food assistance programs where necessary?to ensure having enough healthy food to eat.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is funded as a national program, not as individual projects.

All seventy-six 1862 and 1890 Land-Grant Institutions receive EFNEP funding each year and these are the only entities eligible for EFNEP funding.

EFNEP is designed to assist limited resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed- behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets, and to contribute to their personal development and the improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being.

Although EFNEP lessons may be tailored to meet the needs of participants, all programming follows the same model: Lessons are taught by peer educators using an evidence-based, interactive, culturally appropriate approach.

Upon participant entry and exit data are collected on diet quality, physical activity, food safety, and food resource management practices, all of which influence health.

Fiscal Year 2017: Not applicable.

Fiscal Year 2018: Pertinent details will be provided by Program at a future date. SPECIAL NOTE: Previously included in CFDA # 10.500, for the Cooperative Extension Service (CES).

This represents a newly created CFDA number, which was part of an initiative to break out the separate programs contained in CFDA # 10.500 (CES). NIFA?s implementation will become effective for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Request for Applications (RFAs) and new awards.


Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - None.

USDA, NIFA, National Program Leader, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition (IFSN), Division of Nutrition, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, STOP 2225, Washington, DC 20250-2225; Telephone: (202) 720-8067; Fax: (202) 720-9366.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Not applicable. Fiscal Year 2017: Not applicable. Fiscal Year 2018: Pertinent details will be provided by Program at a future date. SPECIAL NOTE: Previously included in CFDA # 10.500, for the Cooperative Extension Service (CES). This represents a newly created CFDA number, which was part of an initiative to break out the separate programs contained in CFDA # 10.500 (CES). NIFA?s implementation will become effective for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Request for Applications (RFAs) and new awards.

Uses and Use Restrictions

USES: The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) should constitute the employment and training of professional and paraprofessional (peer educator) staff to engage in direct nutrition education and other appropriate nutrition education efforts with low-income families and youth.

To the maximum extent practicable, peer educators shall be hired from the ?indigenous target population.?.

RESTRICTIONS: (1) Approved NIFA EFNEP Projects - EFNEP federal funding must be used on NIFA approved EFNEP projects.

(2) Indirect Costs and Tuition Remission - In accordance with section 1473 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C.

3319), indirect costs and tuition remission are unallowable as EFNEP capacity grant expenditures.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Only Auburn University; Alabama A & M University; Tuskegee University; University of Alaska; American Samoa Community College; University of Arizona; University of Arkansas; University of Arkansas ? Pine Bluff; University of California; Central State University, Colorado State University; University of Connecticut; University of Delaware; Delaware State University; University of the District of Columbia; University of Florida; Florida A & M University; University of Georgia; Fort Valley State University; University of Guam; University of Hawaii; University of Idaho; University of Illinois; Purdue University; Iowa State University; Kansas State University; University of Kentucky; Kentucky State University; Louisiana State University; Southern University; University of Maine; University of Maryland (College Park); University of Maryland (Eastern Shore); University of Massachusetts; Michigan State University; College of Micronesia; University of Minnesota; Mississippi State University; Alcorn State University; University of Missouri; Lincoln University; Montana State University; University of Nebraska; University of Nevada; University of New Hampshire; Rutgers University; New Mexico State University; Cornell University; North Carolina State University; North Carolina A & T University; North Dakota State University; Northern Marianas College; Ohio State University; Central State University; Oklahoma State University; Langston University; Oregon State University; Pennsylvania State University; University of Puerto Rico; University of Rhode Island; Clemson University; South Carolina State University; South Dakota State University; University of Tennessee; Tennessee State University; Texas A&M University; Prairie View A & M University; Utah State University; University of Vermont; University of the Virgin Islands; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Virginia State University; Washington State 7 University; West Virginia University; West Virginia State University; University of Wisconsin; and University of Wyoming may submit applications.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Only Auburn University; Alabama A & M University; Tuskegee University; University of Alaska; American Samoa Community College; University of Arizona; University of Arkansas; University of Arkansas ? Pine Bluff; University of California; Central State University, Colorado State University; University of Connecticut; University of Delaware; Delaware State University; University of the District of Columbia; University of Florida; Florida A & M University; University of Georgia; Fort Valley State University; University of Guam; University of Hawaii; University of Idaho; University of Illinois; Purdue University; Iowa State University; Kansas State University; University of Kentucky; Kentucky State University; Louisiana State University; Southern University; University of Maine; University of Maryland (College Park); University of Maryland (Eastern Shore); University of Massachusetts; Michigan State University; College of Micronesia; University of Minnesota; Mississippi State University; Alcorn State University; University of Missouri; Lincoln University; Montana State University; University of Nebraska; University of Nevada; University of New Hampshire; Rutgers University; New Mexico State University; Cornell University; North Carolina State University; North Carolina A & T University; North Dakota State University; Northern Marianas College; Ohio State University; Central State University; Oklahoma State University; Langston University; Oregon State University; Pennsylvania State University; University of Puerto Rico; University of Rhode Island; Clemson University; South Carolina State University; South Dakota State University; University of Tennessee; Tennessee State University; Texas A&M University; Prairie View A & M University; Utah State University; University of Vermont; University of the Virgin Islands; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Virginia State University; Washington State 7 University; West Virginia University; West Virginia State University; University of Wisconsin; and University of Wyoming may submit applications.

Credentials/Documentation

The System for Award Management (SAM) combines eight federal procurement systems, including CCR, and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system. CCR activities are conducted through SAM (the CCR website will redirect users to SAM). Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number and System for Award Management (SAM): Each applicant (unless excepted under 2 CFR 25.110(b) or (c), or has an exception approved by the Federal awarding agency under 2 CFR 25.110(d)) is required to: (i) Be registered in SAM before submitting its application; (ii) Provide a valid DUNS number in its application; and (iii) Continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by a Federal awarding agency. It also must state that the Federal awarding agency may not make a Federal award to an applicant until the applicant has complied with all applicable DUNS and SAM requirements and, if an applicant has not fully complied with the requirements by the time the Federal awarding agency is ready to make a Federal award, the Federal awarding agency may determine that the applicant is not qualified to receive a Federal award and use that determination as a basis for making a Federal award to another applicant. Applicants must furnish the information required in the Request for Applications (RFAs). Successful applicants recommended for funding must furnish the information and assurances requested during the award documentation process. These include, but are not limited to the following: Organizational Management Information - Specific management information relating to an applicant shall be submitted on a one time basis, with updates on an as needed basis, as part of the responsibility determination prior to the award of a grant identified under this RFA, if such information has not been provided previously under this or another NIFA program. NIFA will provide copies of forms recommended for use in fulfilling these requirements as part of the preaward process. Although an applicant may be eligible based on its status as one of these entities, there are factors which may exclude an applicant from receiving Federal financial and nonfinancial assistance and benefits under this program (e.g., debarment or suspension of an individual involved or a determination that an applicant is not responsible based on submitted organizational management information). This information collection is approved under OMB Circular Control No. 0524-0026, ?Assurance of Compliance with the Department of Agriculture Regulations Assuring Civil Rights, Compliance and Organization Information.? SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the Request for Applications (RFAs) for further specific and pertinent details. The most current RFA is available via: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program-efnep. RFAs are generally released annually. Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available. Any specific instructions in the RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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 Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) only accepts electronic applications which are submitted via Grants.gov in response to specific Requests for Applications (RFA). Applicants must complete the Grants.gov registration process. For information about the pre-award phase of the grant lifecycle application processes see: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/learn-grants/grants-101/pre-award-phase.html. Further, applicants must follow the instructions provided in the NIFA Grants.gov Application Guide, which can be assessed as follows: Adobe NIFA Applications. 2 CFR part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards and 2 CFR part 400 USDA?s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards apply to this program. SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the Request for Applications (RFAs) for further specific and pertinent details. The most current RFAs are available via: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program-efnep. RFAs are generally released annually. Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available. Any specific instructions in the RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database.

Award Procedures

NIFA will review submitted documents to determine if all program, financial, and administrative requirements have been met and are current. 2 CFR 200 ? Subpart C and Appendix I and 2 CFR part 400 apply to this Program. The most current RFAs are available via: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program-efnep. RFAs are generally released annually. Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available. Any specific instructions in the RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act provides that the Secretary of Agriculture may fund extension work in several states, territories, and possessions. Section 1425 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (as amended) (7 U.S.C. 3175) is also known as the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)., 7 U.S.C 3175.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. From 30 to 60 days. Contact the National Program Leader (NPL), as indicated per CFDA Section # 152 ? Headquarters Office regarding dates for specific deadlines, start and end dates, and range of approval/disapproval time. Information is also available via our website and may be obtained via the Grants.gov website. NIFA?s respective links regarding general information are provided below: http://nifa.usda.gov/ http://www.grants.gov. SPECIAL NOTE: The most current RFA is available via: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program-efnep. RFAs are generally released annually. Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available. Any specific instructions in the RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Specific details are provided in the Request for Applications (RFA), which are generally published annually. The most current RFA is available via: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program-efnep.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Section 7116 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) amended Section 1425 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3175) to accomplish the following: Notwithstanding section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act of May 8, 1914 (7 U.S.C. 343(d)) for administration, technical, and other services for coordinating the extension work of the Department and the several States, Territories, and possessions the remainder shall be allocated among the States as follows: 1. 1862 Institutions shall receive a base in an amount equaling their FY 1981 allocation. 2. Four percent (4%) shall be available for administrative expenses. 3. $100,000 will be distributed to each 1862 and 1890 Land-Grant Institution including the University of the District of Columbia. 4. Revised in (FY) 2014 ? 15 percent of funds appropriated for EFNEP in excess of funds appropriated in FY 2007 were allocated to the 1890 Institutions in an amount that bearing the same ratio to the population living at or below 125 percent of the poverty level (as prescribed by the Office of Management and Budget and as adjusted pursuant to section 673(2) of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C.9902(2)) in the State where the 1890 Institution is located; bears to the total population living at or below 125 percent of the poverty level in all States where 1890 Institutions are located; 7 as determined by the most recent decennial census at the time when the appropriated amount first exceeds levels appropriated for EFNEP in FY 2007. 5. The remainder will be allocated to each State in an amount that bears the same ratio to the total amount allocated as the population living at or below 125 percent of the poverty level in the State; bears to the total population living at or below 125 percent of poverty level in all States; as determined by the most recent decennial census at the time at which each such additional amount is first appropriated. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements. There is no cost-sharing or matching requirement for this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

In accordance with statutory time limits, project periods, including no-cost extensions of time, are not to exceed five (5) years. Further details are provided in the Award document Form NIFA-2009 and the NIFA General Terms and Conditions Grants and Cooperative Agreements (dated October 2016) at: https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/nifa-general-terms-and-conditions-grants-and-cooperative-agreements-october-2016. SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the Request for Applications (RFAs) for specific and pertinent details. The most current RFAs are available via: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program-efnep. RFAs are generally released annually. Hence, the RFAs provide the most current and accurate information available. Any specific instructions in the RFAs supersede the general information provided in the CFDA database. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Universities must provide an EFNEP Annual Update, an EFNEP Budget Sheet and an EFNEP Budget Justification, using the Web-based Nutrition Education Evaluation and Reporting System (WebNEERS).

Universities must provide a WebNEERS Report (university?s end of year evaluation data), using WebNEERS.

A ?final? EFNEP Budget Sheet and EFNEP Budget Justification based on the final allocation amounts for each fiscal year is due through WebNEERS 45 days after the final allocations are published.

The actual due date will be announced over the EFNEP listservs. Instructions for submitting reporting requirements through WebNEERS are available on the EFNEP Reporting Requirements Webpage ? http://nifa.usda.gov/efnep-reporting-requirements.

If you need information about or access to WebNEERS, contact your university?s EFNEP Coordinator. All program-specific reporting requirements must be received and approved by NIFA program staff before quarterly funds can be released.

?EFNEP Annual Updates must be approved for first quarter and subsequent payments to be released, ?WebNEERS Reports must be approved for second quarter and subsequent payments to be released, and ? EFNEP Budget Sheets and EFNEP Budget Justifications must be approved for quarterly payments to be released, specific quarter that may be held will be contingent on the publication date of the final allocation amounts. ?Financial reporting via the SF-425, Federal Financial Report for each fiscal year (FY) is due to the ezFedGrants portal, on Dec.

31, of same FY, for the period Oct.1 of FY, through September 30 of FY, and annually thereafter until the award is closed out.

Information on how to access the ezFedGrants portal will be provided directly to the grant recipient prior to the due date. See https://nifa.usda.gov/efnep-reporting-requirements for additional details of annual, final technical, and financial reporting requirements.

Instructions for using the REEport system are included on the NIFA web site at http://nifa.usda.gov/reeport-resources-land-grant-partners.

NIFA utilizes the Federal Financial Report, Form SF-425 to monitor cash outlays.

See above for pertinent and specific details.

See above for pertinent and specific details.

See above for pertinent and specific details.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Relation to other audit requirements, but records must be available for review or audit by appropriate officials of the Federal agency, pass-through entity, and Government Accountability Office (GAO). This program is also subject to audit by the cognizant Federal audit agency and the USDA Office of Inspector General.

Records

In accordance with 2 CFR Part 400 - Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, 200.333 Retention requirements for records. Grantees shall maintain separate records for each grant to ensure that funds are used for authorized purposes. Grant-related records are subject to inspection during the life of the grant and must be retained at least three (3) years. Records must be retained beyond the three (3) year period if litigation is pending or audit findings have not been resolved. 2 CFR 200 Subpart D applies to this program.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-0502-0-1-352.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $67,293,480 - SPECIAL NOTES: (1) Previously included in CFDA # 10.500, for the Cooperative Extension Service (CES). This represents a newly created CFDA number, which was part of an initiative to break out the separate programs contained in CFDA # 10.500 (CES). NIFA?s implementation will become effective for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Request for Applications (RFAs) and new awards. (2) The difference between the appropriation and obligation numbers reflects legislative authorized set-asides deducted as appropriate, and in some cases the availability of obligational authority from prior years.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

If minimum or maximum amounts of funding per competitive and/or capacity project grant, or cooperative agreement are established, these amounts will be announced in the annual Request for Application (RFA). The most current RFA is available via: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program-efnep. As an administrator of U.S. government support, NIFA works in partnership with grantees to ensure responsible stewardship of federal funds. Our grantees and partners are required to comply with all relevant rules and regulations. The following resources are provided to NIFA?s partners and award recipients to support their adherence to federal regulations governing program performance: NIFA?s primary (main) website: https://nifa.usda.gov/regulations-and-guidelines The following represent specific documents and direct links: POLICY GUIDE NIFA?s Federal Assistance Policy Guide describes agency policies and procedures. https://nifa.usda.gov/policy-guide CERTIFICATIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS Certifications and representations provided through the NIFA application process. https://nifa.usda.gov/certifications-and-representations.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF USDA SUPPORT BY NIFA When acknowledging USDA support in accordance with 2 CFR Part 415, grantees must use the following acknowledgement for all projects or initiatives supported by NIFA. https://nifa.usda.gov/acknowledgment-usda-support-nifa FEDERAL REGULATIONS The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) lists all regulations published in the Federal Register. https://nifa.usda.gov/federal-regulations FOIA The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has the right to request access to federal documents and information such as research data. https://nifa.usda.gov/foia NEPA POLICY AND GUIDANCE The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Policy and Guidance set the standard for identifying potential environmental impacts. https://nifa.usda.gov/nepa-policy-and-guidance OGFM ISSUED CORRESPONDENCE The Office of Grants and Financial Management occasionally issues correspondence to applicants, grantees, and/or the general public for informational or clarification purposes. https://nifa.usda.gov/ogfm-issued-correspondence RESEARCH MISCONDUCT NIFA requires that all its awardees adhere to the USDA Scientific Integrity Policy and the Federal Policy on Research Misconduct. https://nifa.usda.gov/research-misconduct NIFA?S GENERAL AWARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS Award terms and conditions are determined by statutory, regulatory, and agency requirements, as well as each grant?s circumstances. Terms and conditions dictate important items related to your grant, including method of payment, reporting frequency and content, and prior approval requirements. References to the terms and conditions of awards are located on the NIFA 2009 Award Fact Sheet. NIFA's general award terms and conditions (see link below) is applicable to this program, for awards with an award date on December 26, 2014 and thereafter. https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/nifa-general-terms-and-conditions-grants-and-cooperative-agreements-october-2016.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. USDA, NIFA, National Program Leader, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition (IFSN), Division of Nutrition, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, STOP 2225, Washington, DC 20250-2225; Telephone: (202) 720-8067; Fax: (202) 720-9366.

Headquarters Office

USDA, NIFA, National Program Leader, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, STOP 2225, Washington, DC 20250-2225, Washington, District of Columbia 20250-2225 Phone: 202-720-5004 Fax: 202-401-6488

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

2 CFR part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards and 2 CFR part 400 USDA?s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards apply to this program. Within guidelines established for the program as described in the Request for Application (RFA). The most current RFAs are available via: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program-efnep.



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