Healthy Body Healthy Spirit

-The Food and Nutrition Service?s Supplemental Nutrition assistance Program (SNAP) provides funding for the SNAP Nutrition Education Program (SNAP-Ed).

SNAP-Ed is central to SNAP?s efforts to improve nutrition and prevent and reduce obesity among SNAP recipients.

The Food Stamp Act of
1977 mandated creation and distribution of nutrition education materials to program participants.

Subsequent legislation has expanded upon this requirement.

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 established SNAP-Ed as a Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program and changed its financial structure to that of 100 percent Federal grant funding to States with no State contribution or match.

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

FNS encourages States to center their efforts on the following behavioral outcomes for SNAP-Ed participants:

? Make half your plate fruits and vegetables, at least half your grains whole grains, and switch to fat-free or low-fat milk products.
? Increase physical activity and reduce time spent in sedentary behaviors as part of a healthy lifestyle.
? Maintain appropriate calorie balance during each stage of life.
Related Programs10.551 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ProgramExamples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

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.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Human Services, Illinois Department Of $ 771,431   2017-09-302020-09-30
Economic Opportunity, Florida Department Of $ 2,567   2015-10-012020-09-30
Temporary & Disability Assistance, New York Office Of $ 144,611   2017-09-302019-03-31
Health And Human Services, Nevada Department Of $ 4,768   2016-10-012017-09-30
Government Of Guam- Department Of Administration $ 3,052   2016-10-012017-09-30
Arizona Department Of Economic Security-$ 0   2016-10-012017-09-30
Social Services, South Carolina Department Of $ 0   2016-10-012017-09-30
Health & Human Services, North Carolina Department Of $ 2,132   2016-10-012017-09-30
Health And Human Services, New Hampshire Dept Of $ 396   2016-10-012017-09-30
$ 0   

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

-Funding is provided to an Organization/Entity that demonstrates its ability to meet the guidelines for providing nutrition education to low income populations and to accomplish the goals and outcomes of SNAP-Ed. Advocates for Better Children?s Diets is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 that has conducted multiple national and local projects to promote healthy eating and physical activity for children and their families.

To be used only as described in the objectives.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

-To help the SNAP-Ed target audience establish healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle.

Beneficiary Eligibility

-To help the SNAP-Ed target audience establish healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle.


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

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

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. Since this is an unsolicited grant proposal, the usual procedure for grant award was not followed. Federal staff met to determine the technical merit of this application.

Award Procedures

Since this was an unsolicited grant proposal, the usual procedure for grant award was not followed. Federal staff met to determine the technical merit of this application after which a decision was made to award this grant.


Not Applicable.


-In the Food and Nutrition Act pf 2008, in Section 17(a)(1) gives the Secretary authority to make grants related to delivering nutrition-related benefits.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Award was made in FY 2015.


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

One Year period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements


No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Quarterly and Annual Reports.

Per the first quarter report, implementation of this project has taken place at five sites.

Health Coordinators have received training on the use of a training tool that has been developed as part of this project.

An evaluation tool to assess the effectiveness of the training format, content and efficacy of the program has also been developed.

No expenditure reports are required.

No performance monitoring is required.


No audits are required for this program.


The grantee must maintain records 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



(Salaries) FY 16 $0; 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


Headquarters Office

Usha C. Kalro 3101 Park Center Drive , Alexandria, Virginia 22302 Email: Phone: 7033052397 Fax: 7036050795

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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