This is an announcement is subject to the availability of funds for one new cooperative agreement for FY 2017-2020 with a public or private Academic or Research Institution.
The USDA anticipates awarding up to $ 1. 5 million in grant funding to support the creation of a Mobile Technology for
Child Nutrition Research Innovation Laboratory.
This “lab” will support the development, testing and implementation of innovative mobile technology-based solutions to improve services, effectiveness, participation, and customer satisfaction in the Child Nutrition (CN) programs through subgrants.
Subgrantees may include partnerships between State and local programs, researchers, and small businesses that are well-positioned to develop and test the effectiveness of novel mobile applications for consideration and eventual use by FNS and State agencies.
FNS has a particular interest in mobile technology solutions that integrate behavioral economic approaches in their design.
Mobile applications developed under this grant should support the activities of those who administer Child Nutrition programs and/or improve service delivery for program participants.