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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Grant funds may be used for any initiative that addresses the immediate food and nutrition needs of people experiencing hunger, improves access to food as part of a comprehensive service, develops new resources and strategies to help reduce hunger in the community, prevents hunger, assesses the extend and causes of hunger in the community, and/or develops a comprehensive plan to end hunger in the community.
Grants may not be used for:
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The grant will be used by the grant recipient to provide the targeted community with assistance for a hunger free community.
Any individual or family who is a part of the targeted community and meets the guidelines as set by the grant recipient is eligible.
Financial data, DUNS number. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.
The Grant solicitation will provide information on evaluation criteria. A panel will convene to assign points and finalize selection.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
These grants will be awarded under authority provided by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Section 4405, 7 U.S.C. 8701. This section allows the Secretary of Agriculture to award grants to meet the hunger free communities goals described in the H. Con. Res. 302 (102nd Congress), Public Law 102-PIL 110-246, 8701 U.S.C 4405.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 30 to 60 days. The deadline for submission will be stipulated in the request for applications.
A post award discussion may take place on request.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 20.%. 20% matching is required. The matching criteria is available in the RFA.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
one year from date of award. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Post Assistance Requirements
Yes, program reports are required on a quarterly basis as well as one final report.
Reports required quartely and at year"s end.
Reports required quarterly and at year"s end.
Reports are required quarterly and at year"s end.
Program reports will provide information on performance and progress to meet grant objectives.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
No Data Available.
(Salaries) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $5,000,000; FY 11 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
Pam Phillips, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Partnerships and Outreach, Food and Nutrition Service, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22302 Email: Pam.Phillips@fns.usda.gov Phone: (703) 305-2298.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Will be published in the grant solicitation.
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