U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
06/22/21 11:59 PM EST Receipt
Grants to USA, Guam, and Virgin Islands state and local governments, health and welfare agencies, nonprofit organizations, and educational entities for new projects that enhance the operations of food assistance programs. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support innovative projects that improve customer service, strengthen emergency response, and increase user-centered design in applications and notices.
Process and Technology Improvement Grants support efforts by State agencies and their community-based and faith-based partners to develop and implement projects that focus on improving the quality and efficiency of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) operations and processes.
This grant competition requires applicants to respond to at least one of the following three priority areas and to report qualitative and quantitative data in order to measure meeting the objective(s) associated with those priority area(s):
For further details and examples of each of the above priority areas, see https://www.grantwatch.com/downloads/183729_FY_2021_PTIG_Request_for_Applications.pdf#page=10.
Funds from this RFA are for new projects. Grantees may use grant funds to procure contracts for good or services.
Fiscal Year 2021 Priorities: New for 2021: Projects that advance racial equity and inclusion and/or serve underserved populations such as Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons; persons with disabilities; persons who live in rural areas; elderly persons; Limited English Proficiency (LEP) persons; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality are especially encouraged. While proposals that target these populations are not required, every project, regardless of focus, must analyze how their project will impact racial equity and inclusion.
FNS is particularly interested in projects in any of the priority areas that take advantage of existing, or create new, public-private partnerships (PPPs) to increase food security in a costefficient and accountable manner.
GrantWatch ID#: 183729
Generally, FNS awards between 6-11 grants annually.
FNS anticipates that funding per award will likely range from $20,000 to $2,000,000.
Grantees may use the grant funds for the duration of the project period, which is expected to be September 30, 2021 through September 30, 2024.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For questions regarding this solicitation, please contact:
Anna Arrowsmith, Grant Officer
Grants and Fiscal Policy Division
U.S. Department of Agriculture, FNS
1320 Braddock Place, 6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
For technical support, please contact:
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