State Administrative Matching Grants for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

SNAP State Administrative Expenses: To provide Federal financial participation to State agencies for costs incurred to operate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).



SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) 100 Percent Federal Funds and Reimbursement for 50 percent of allowable
expenses: Funds provide grants to States to provide E&T education to assist SNAP participants in finding work.

An E&T program may consist of many different types of components, including but not limited to: independent job search; job search training and support; workfare; educational programs to improve employability; work experience or training to improve employability; other employment oriented activities (e.g., job placement, supported work experience, Workforce Invetment Act (WIA) services); and self?employment training.

USDA provide States with 100 percent Federal funding for E&T based on a specific formula.



USDA also reimburses States for 50 percent of certain allowable, reasonable and necessary E&T expenses that exceed their 100 percent grant.

USDA also provides 50 percent reimbursement for transportation and childcare costs to ensure successful participation in E&T programs.

States are not allowed to use 100 grants for participant expenses.

The Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grants (SNAP-Ed) are 100 percent Federal funding for States based on a specified formula for nutrition education for low income people.

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.

See Appendix IV of the Catalog.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Economic Opportunity, Florida Department Of $ 304,784   2016-10-012021-09-30
Social Services, South Dakota Department Of $ 727,157   2018-10-012020-09-30
Workforce Services, Utah Dept Of $ 1,562,734   2018-10-012020-09-30
Health And Human Services, Maine Department Of $ 3,986,964   2018-10-012020-09-30
District Of Columbia, Government Of $ 753,394   2018-10-012020-09-30
Oregon Department Of Human Services $ 5,428,108   2018-10-012020-09-30
Health & Human Services, Michigan Department Of $ 21,544,670   2018-10-012020-09-30
Virgin Island Department Of Human Services $ 0   2018-10-012020-09-30
Human Services, Colorado Department Of $ 4,456,453   2018-10-012020-09-30
Human Services, Pennsylvania Department Of $ 11,384,502   2018-10-012020-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

SNAP State Administrative Expenses: To provide Federal funding for administrative costs incurred by State and local agencies to operate SNAP.

Unless authorized by Federal legislation, outlays charged to other Federal grants or to Federal contracts may not be considered as State agency costs.

Submission of claims for payments of administrative costs shall be in accordance with 7 CFR 277 of the SNAP Regulations.

SNAP Employment and Training: To provide Federal funding to States to help SNAP recipients find work or gain the skills, training and experience that lead to employment.

To provide nutrition education to low income people. SNAP-Ed Education: The Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grants (SNAP-ED) are 100 percent Federal funding for States based on a specified formula for nutrition education for low income people.

Offered by States to increase 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 USDA food guidance (MyPlate).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

SNAP SAE, E&T, and SNAP Ed: Agreements are between USDA-FNS and State cooperators.

(U.S.

Territories qualify as States for grant purposes.).

Beneficiary Eligibility

SNAP SAE, E&T, and SNAP Ed: Agreements are between USDA-FNS and State cooperators. (U.S. Territories qualify as States for grant purposes.).

Credentials/Documentation

No preapplication forms are required. A plan of operation must be submitted by the State agency prior to approval for funding. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102, as implemented by 7 CFR part 3016, must be used for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

No preapplication forms are required.

A plan of operation must be submitted by the State agency prior to approval for funding.

The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No.

A-102, as implemented by 7 CFR Part 3016, must be used for this program.

An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. SNAP SAE; E&T, and SNAP Ed: State governments may apply for funding in accordance with requirements outlined in 7 CFR Parts, 271 and 277.

Award Procedures

Food and Nutrition Service funds State Agency cooperators. No preapplication forms are required. A plan of operation must be submitted by the State agency prior to approval for funding. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102, as implemented by 7 CFR Part 3016, must be used for this program. An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Deadlines

Aug 15, 2012 Budgets are due to FNS August 15 each year.

Authorization

Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended, Section 16, Public Law 95-113, 91 Stat. 958, 7 U.S.C. 2025; Public Law 99-198, Public Law 105-33, Public Law 105-185,Public Law 110-246, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, Public Law 111-296, American Taxpayer Relief Act, Public Law 112-240; Agricultural Act of 2014.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

30 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Annually, as of October 1.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title Food and Nutrition Act (FNA) of 2008, 2002 and 2008 Farm Bills for SNAP Employment and Training (E&T), Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. SNAP SAE: Federal agency reimburses 50 percent of reasonable, necessary, and allowable State administrative expenses. SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) Statutory Formula: FNS allocates $79 million to State agencies for the administrative costs of operating an E&T programs. FNS allocates an additional $20 million in grants to States pledging to serve all at-risk Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) Matching Requirement: State administrative spending beyond the Federal grant is reimbursed at 50 percent. FNS also reimburses States for 50 percent of participant reimbursements, such as transportation and dependent care. SNAP Nutrition Education Statutory Formula: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and Food and Nutrition Act of 2008. Federal agency provides 100 percent funding through two-year grants to States for SNAP nutrition education. This program has no matching requirements. SNAP SAE and SNAP 50 percent E&T: Federal agency reimburses 50 percent of reasonable, allowable, and necessary State administrative expenses. SNAP 100 percent E&T and SNAP Ed: None. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Annually by fiscal year. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Reports are submitted as required by 7 CFR Parts 272 and 277.

Reports are submitted as required by 7 CFR Parts 272 and 277.

Reports are submitted as required by 7 CFR Parts 272 and 277.

Reports are submitted as required by 7 CFR Parts 272 and 277.

Financial Management Reviews, Management Evaluations, and Quality Control Reviews.

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

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all records pertinent to a grant program shall be retained for a period of 3 years. Additionally, those record retention requirements outlined in 7 CFR Part 3016, apply to this program.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-3505-0-1-605.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 est $4,348,604,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available - SNAP State Administrative Expenses: To provide Federal financial participation to State agencies for costs incurred to operate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). (Salaries) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 est $465,680,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available - Employment & Training (E&T) 50% Federal funding for State administrative costs and participant reimbursement for program costs, such as transportation and dependent care. (Salaries) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 est $414,000,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available - Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention Grant Program 100% Federal funding for administrative costs (SNAP-Ed). (Salaries) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 est $110,000,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available - Employment & Training (E&T) 100% Federal funding for State administrative costs of operating E&T programs.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Unavailable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

7 CFR Parts 275, 276, 277 and 3016.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Jessica Shahin Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, 3101 Park Center Dr., Alexandria, Virginia 22302 Email: Jessica.Shahin@fns.usda.gov Phone: (703) 305-2026.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.




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