Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) Data and Technical Assistance Grants

These grants will provide support to State agencies in developing the capacity to collect and analyze outcome reporting data required by Section 16(h)(5)(B) of the Food and Nutrition Act.

Grant funds may be used to support State and local agencies in collecting and reporting outcome data for SNAP
E&T programs, as well as additional funds for technical assistance, so that States can become more effective, data driven E&T providers.

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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.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Administration, Rhode Island Department Of $ 19,893   2018-10-012019-09-30
Social Services, South Carolina Department Of $ 10,066   2018-10-012019-09-30
Human Services, Minnesota Department Of $ 16,362   2018-10-012019-09-30
Job & Family Services, Ohio Department Of $ 1,171   2018-10-012019-09-30
Indiana Family And Social Services Administration $ 1,556   2018-10-012019-09-30
Tennessee Department Of Human Services $ 6,647   2018-10-012019-09-30
Oregon Department Of Human Services $ 12,700   2018-10-012019-09-30
Human Services, Illinois Department Of $ 4,469   2018-10-012019-09-30
Health Services, Wisconsin Department Of $ 1,998   2018-10-012019-09-30
Human Services, Vermont Agency Of $ 18,653   2018-10-012019-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Still under consideration.

Shall not be used for the ongoing cost of existing project.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

This grant opportunity is open to the 53 State agencies that administer SNAP.

There is no State matching requirement for this grant program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Agreements are established between State agencies and FNS. State agencies will use funds to develop and analyze outcome reporting systems.

Credentials/Documentation

Specific instructions provided in Request for Application. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program. 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. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application package should be prepared in accordance with instructions in the Request for Application (RFA) and submitted to the Food and Nutrition Service by the deadline specified.

Award Procedures

All applications that meet the published deadline for submission will be screened for completeness and conformity to the requirements as announced in the RFA package. Grants are awarded by a competitive process via a technical review panel composed of Food and Nutrition Service staff which convenes to determine the technical merit of each grant application, provide a numerical score and make recommendations to selecting officials.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (P.L. 115-31) provides approximately $5 million in discretionary grant funds to support State agencies in collecting and reporting outcome data for SNAP E&T programs., Public Law 115-31.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days.

Appeals

Non-selected applicants may request a debriefing to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of submitted proposals.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

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

Funds should be expended within 36 months of identified start date. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Quarterly.

Quarterly.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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.

Records

State agencies must maintain records as necessary to support the use of SNAP E&T DATA Grant funds in accordance with the Grant Agreement. Such records must be retained for a period of 3 years after the date of submission of the final report for the fiscal year to which the records pertain, except that if audit findings have not been resolved, the records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period as long as required for the resolution of the issues raised by the audit.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-3505-0-1-605.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Still under consideration

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Moira Johnston 3101 Park Center Dr, 8th floor, Alexandria, Virginia 22302 Email: moira.johnston@fns.usda.gov Phone: 703-305-2515

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The review panel will score and rank applications using Technical Review Criteria which includes: (1) Soundness or Merit of Project Design; (2) Budget Appropriateness and Economic Efficiency; (3) Organizational Experience, Staff Capability and Management; (4) Implementation and Evaluation; and (5) Presentation.



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