FundingThe RFA is for a new, one-time initiative.
Approximately $30 million will be awarded for up to five demonstration projects in the form of cooperative agreements between USDA-FNS and grantees.
The remaining funds will be used for independent evaluations of each project.
on the nature of the proposals submitted, up to five (5) applicants may be awarded grants, with no single project exceeding $10,000,00 0. Applicants that commit matching resources, including in-kind resources, to the project will receive competitive priority.
The cooperative agreements will provide for an implementation phase of up to 12 months and the demonstration projects will operate for at least 12 months, but no more than 24 months.Limitation on Number of Applications Each Applicant Can SubmitFNS will consider only one application from each State, U. S. Territory, District of Columbia or Indian Tribal Organization (ITO).
FNS will consider applications from both a State and an ITO with different proposed project sites in the same State.
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ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS Eligibility Competition for the cooperative agreements is open to the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and U. S. territories or Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) that administer Federal nutrition assistance programs.
The application must be signed by the Governor of the State or U. S. Territory, the Mayor of the District, or the leader of the ITO that has the responsibility and authority to designate which entity or group of entities will oversee the demonstration project and administer the funds on behalf of the State agency.
ITOs applying for the cooperative agreements must either: a.
apply independently and include letter(s) of commitment from the State and/or the entities that administer affected programs that are not already administered by the ITO, or b.
submit a joint application with the State.
For proposed projects on Indian reservations, the application should include data to show that the prevalence of diabetes is greater than 15 percent (of the total reservation population) on the Indian reservation, as required by the authorizing legislation.
If the applicant chooses not to provide this data, then the proposal will be considered for funding under the remaining criteria described in this RFA only if this requirement is met by another funded project.
Other Eligibility Requirements and Restrictions Demonstration projects cannot be Statewide.
Demonstration sites must be in areas where at least 15 percent of households with children have incomes below the official poverty line.
Any requests for waivers of existing policies and rules must be consistent with existing waiver authority in each affected program.
All waivers required for implementing the demonstration project should be identified/noted in the application.
States will have up to 12 months to implement the project; demonstration projects must operate for at least 12 months, but no more than 24 months.
For projects that cannot be evaluated with a randomized controlled trial, applicants must identify a comparison site or population group for the demonstration and provide information supporting this choice.
Applicants must agree to cooperate fully with the FNS evaluation contractor. Full Opportunity Web Address:Contact: Agency Email Description: Agency Email:
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