Direct Certification Improvement Grants FNS invites State agencies that administer NSLP and SBP to apply for a Direct Certification Improvement Grant to fund the costs of improving their direct certification rates with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other assistance programs,
as allowed under Federal statute and regulations.
Under this RFA, approximately $ 4. 5 million is available for grants to NSLP State agencies to fund direct certification improvement projects.
Two types of Direct Certification Improvement Grants are available:
1) Tier 1 grants for up to $150,000 for limited-scope planning and implementation projects, and 2) Tier 2 grants for up to $1,000,000 for full-scope implementation projects.
States may apply for either a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 grant, but not both under this RFA solicitation.
Application submission due dates include:
July 15, 2015; October 15, 2015; January 15, 2016; April 15, 2016; and July 15, 201 6.