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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
We expect the cooperative agreement to fund the creation of materials and training of State agencies on CACFP requirements.
Some of the trainings will be face to face and require travel.
This is an announcement of the availability of funds for one new cooperative agreement for a 2-year time-frame (September 2017 ? August 2019) with an accredited public or private Academic Institute of Higher Learning, a Research, or Training Institution (i.e.
entity that provides training such as a corporation or non-profit).
Special consideration will be given to applicants who have expertise in CACFP and/or have successfully implemented training initiatives with a child nutrition focus.
Selected applicant is to plan, develop, design, promote, and ultimately execute and evaluate a training program that uses a tiered approach to equip State agencies with the knowledge and skills necessary to train their CACFP program operators (including CACFP institutions such as sponsoring organizations and/or independent centers as well as CACFP facilities including child care centers and day care homes) to effectively operate the CACFP at the local-level.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
There are application content requirements (pg13), screening requirements (pg 11) and format requirements.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Section 17 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1766) provides authority to assure the effective and proper administration of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Under this program, subject to the availability of funds, the Secretary of Agriculture may award competitive grants and cooperative agreements for training programs supporting CACFP, Public Law 113-79, 42 U.S.C 1766.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
September 2017 ? August 2019. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Post Assistance Requirements
No program reports are required.
No cash reports are required.
No performance monitoring is required.
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.
No Data Available.
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $3,000,000; and FY 18 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Current regulations can be found under 7 CFR Part 226, https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/regulations. For additional resources and guidance, see: https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/nutrition-and-nutrition-education
Regional or Local Office
William B. Wagoner 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22302 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 7033052837
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The following selection criteria will be used to evaluate applications for the RFA. Project Design and Implementation (35 points) Budget Appropriateness (15 points) Organizational Experience and Management/Staff Capability (30 points) Experience and Past Performance (20 points).