Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Nutrition Education Grants

The Food Distribution Program Nutrition Education (FDPNE) grant offers funding totaling approximately $1 million annually to Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) or State Distributing Agencies (SDAs) that administer the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), a nutrition assistance program.

Awards
are determined on a competitive basis.

The most current guidance for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) serves as the model for FDPNE.

The goal of FDPNE is to enhance the nutrition knowledge of FDPIR participants.

ITO and SDA administering agencies may apply for a grant as an individual agency or as a consortium of ITOs or SDAs.
Related Programs10.551 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; 10.567 Food Distribution Program on Indian ReservationsExamples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: 1.

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium will plan and host cooking contests at nine FDPIR programs throughout the state.

The goal selected for the project is ?Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.

Focus on whole fruits and vary your veggies.? The focus for the contests will be healthy recipes that combine USDA Foods fruits and vegetables with traditional foods.

This unique approach will focus on respecting culturally significant ways of life and food preferences, while balancing it with new, modern ways to eat healthier.

The project will involve creating, producing and distributing a cookbook containing the winning recipes to members of more than 300 households that are FDPIR participants or eligible to become FDPIR participants.

2.

Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Indian Reservation The Zuni Tribe?s Nutrition Technician will conduct nutrition education sessions and food demonstrations that feature fruits and vegetables.

Sessions will take place two times a month during the day and once per month during the evening.

Basic nutrition education sessions emphasize the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables.

Food demonstrations teach participants how to prepare USDA Foods by using healthy recipes.

Participants taste the foods demonstrated and are encouraged to use the recipes at home.

The program anticipates reaching 20 FDPIR participants for each activity.

Fiscal Year 2017: 1.

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians The project will focus on nutrition education and food demonstrations using FDPIR foods.

Nutrition education handouts and recipes will be provided to participants.

Featured recipes will support many goals from the Dietary Guidelines, including increasing consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and lowering sodium and saturated fat.

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians expects to reach 300 participants at these weekly demonstrations over the course of the year. 2.

Spirit Lake Tribe Spirit Lake's FDPNE project involves continuing a variety of community nutrition education activities, including food demonstrations, cooking classes, youth camps, and garden-based nutrition education.

The United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) will serve as a partner by providing technical assistance and professional expertise.

Fiscal Year 2018: No 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.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

See Food and Nutrition Service Regional Offices by clicking on 'Regional Agency Offices' at the top of this page.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Inc $ 81,026   2019-02-222020-02-22
Sherwood Valley Rancheria $ 79,318   2019-02-222020-02-22
Lummi Indian Business Council $ 85,797   2019-02-222020-02-22
Chickasaw Nation $ 78,135   2018-07-172019-09-30
Bay Mills Indian Community $ 77,270   2018-07-172019-09-30
Public Health And Human Services, Montana Department Of $ 46,726   2018-07-172019-09-30
Spirit Lake Tribe $ 219,774   2018-07-172019-09-30
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes $ 105,935   2018-07-172019-09-30
Wichita & Affiliated Tribes $ 78,841   2018-07-172019-09-30
Sisseton-wahpeton Oyate $ 35,263   2018-07-172019-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Fourteen Indian Tribal Organizations or consortia of Indian Tribal Organizations received awards. Award amounts ranged from $6,504 to $162,765. The performance period for this award ended 6/30/17. Final reports are due 9/30/17. Fiscal Year 2017: Seventeen Indian Tribal Organizations or consortia of Indian Tribal Organizations received awards. Award amounts ranged from $3,404 to $144,808. The performance period for this award ends 9/30/18. Final reports are due 12/31/18. Fiscal Year 2018: Fifteen to twenty Indian Tribal Organizations are projected to receive awards.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The funds may only be used to provide nutrition education to FDPIR and FDPIR-eligible participants.

A current ITO or SDA FDPIR allowance holder (an entity that has a direct agreement with FNS to administer FDPIR) must submit the application and is fiscally and operationally responsible for funds that are awarded.

Approximately $1,000,000 is available to fund nutrition education projects proposed by ITOs or SDAs authorized to administer FDPIR.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

A current FDPIR allowance holder must submit the application.

Applicants must propose projects that result in the delivery of nutrition education activities to FDPIR participants.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Applicant ITO/SDA administrators must provide services to FDPIR participants or FDPIR-eligible participants only.

Credentials/Documentation

ITOs and SDAs must comply with the codified requirements at 2 CFR 200 - Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Those who apply for this grant must submit grant forms and documents required by the Request for Applications and signed by the Authorized Representative of the organization. 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. Applicants must follow the application procedures, including the submission of all forms and content, required by the Request for Applications. Applicants must use the required format for application content that is documented in the Request for Applications.

Award Procedures

FDPIR administering agencies submit applications in response to a Request for Applications that is released annually. USDA manages the review, evaluation, and approval of applications. Applications document nutrition education activities such as nutrition education classes, nutrition education materials, garden-based nutrition education, or physical education services for provision to eligible FDPIR households. Applications are submitted to the Grants.gov website by the designated application submission date.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-246); Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-86), 7 U.S.C 2011-2036.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applicants for awards must submit applications by the designated dates documented in the Request for Applications.

Appeals

From 15 to 30 days.

Renewals

ITOs and SDAs must apply for funding each year to receive a competitive award. The funding performance period is one year.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, Chapter Title 2, Part 200. Matching Requirements: Percent: 25%. The 25% match requirement may be waived if compelling justification is provided by the ITO/SDA. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

FDPNE grant funding expires at the end of a one-year performance period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

A final report, documenting successes and completion of goals and approved activities, is submitted by 90 days after the end of the performance period.

The Award Terms and Conditions provide information on the requirements for submitting the final report.

Cash reports are not applicable.

A required semi-annual progress report, describing progress towards completing goals and approved activities, is submitted after the second quarter of the performance period.

The Award Terms and Conditions provide information on the submission date and content required for the report.

Form SF-425, Federal Financial Report, captures, on a quarterly basis, Federal funding authorized, obligated, and obligated but not liquidated.

This form also captures non-Federal funds used for the program.

Awardees submit quarterly Federal Financial Reports during the performance period and a final Federal Financial Report by 90 days after the performance period ends.

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

Each funded ITO and SDA must maintain accurate and complete program records and reports for 3 years following the close of the performance period fiscal year or until any outstanding audit, claim, or litigation is settled.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-3505-0-1-605.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $981,935; FY 17 est $972,504; and FY 18 est $998,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Awards range from $3,000 to $145,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR 200 - Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, 7 CFR Part 253; 7 CFR Part 254; 7 CFR Part 250; FNS Handbook 501, and specifics found in the Request for Applications.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Food and Nutrition Service Regional Offices by clicking on 'Regional Agency Offices' at the top of this page.

Headquarters Office

Lindsay Williams 3101 Park Center Drive , Alexandria, Virginia 22302 Email: Lindsay.Williams@fns.usda.gov Phone: 703-305-2833 Fax: 703-305-2964

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applicants submit applications that are responsive to the requirements documented in the Request for Applications. Applications document nutrition project goals that reflect the principles found in the most recent versions of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. Project designs, implementation plans, and budget requests must reflect the goal(s) selected. Panels of reviewers evaluate and score application components such as project designs, implementation plans, budget appropriateness, and cultural relevance. USDA awards funding based on the panel?s scores and recommendations.



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