CNMI Nutrition Assistance

The Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) provides family nutrition assistance, based on the Recommended Daily Allowance of certain foods, to eligible residents of the CNMI.

Related Programs10.551 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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 - See Regional Agency Offices.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Cnmi Department Of Community And Cultural Affairs (dcca) $ 7,500,000   2021-10-012022-09-30
Cnmi Department Of Community And Cultural Affairs (dcca) $ 30,000,000   2021-10-012022-09-30
Cnmi Department Of Community And Cultural Affairs (dcca) $ 14,000,000   2020-10-012021-09-30
Cnmi Department Of Community And Cultural Affairs (dcca) $ 12,148,000   2020-10-012021-09-30
Cnmi Department Of Community And Cultural Affairs (dcca) $ 620,563   2020-05-012021-09-30
Cnmi Department Of Community And Cultural Affairs (dcca) $ 1,240,000   2020-05-012021-09-30
Cnmi Department Of Community And Cultural Affairs (dcca) $ 8,484,643   2018-08-292021-09-30
Cnmi Department Of Community And Cultural Affairs (dcca) $ 12,148,000   2019-10-012020-09-30
Cnmi Department Of Community And Cultural Affairs (dcca) $ 25,200,000   2018-10-012019-09-30
Cnmi Department Of Community And Cultural Affairs (dcca) $ 12,148,000   2018-10-012019-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: On average, 2685 households were served monthly during Fiscal Year 2016. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Eligible households receive benefits to purchase nutritious food.

The NAP in the CNMI defines an eligible family as one with income equal to or lower than the Gross Income Eligibility Standards appropriate for that size Household, and with resources equal to or below the Resource Eligibility Standards.

To be eligible to participate in the NAP all Households must also meet the non-financial criteria, which includes residency, citizenship, compliance with a Work Registration/School and or Training Program, and meeting the Compliance Review of household situation as needed.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligibility criteria are determined by the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Low-income individuals and households are eligible for benefits as determined by the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.


TBD. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

The Secretary of Agriculture designates the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands agency or agencies to operate the program upon submission of the request.


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


Public Law 95-348, Public Law 95-348; Public Law 96-597, Public Law 96-597.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is available for one fiscal year at a time and each fiscal year grant has a 24 month performance period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements



Cash reports are not applicable.





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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(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

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Sarah Goldberg 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22302 Email: Phone: 7033054397

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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