The purpose of this grant competition is to support efforts by State agencies and their community-based and faith-based partners to develop and implement: Simple SNAP application and eligibility determination systems; or Measures to improve access to SNAP benefits by eligible applicants.This RFA


seeks diverse proposals that would make the entire process easier and more efficient for SNAP applicants and participants.

Grant proposals should focus on improving the quality and efficiency of operations and processes within the SNAP office.

Specifically, FNS is interested in initiatives that use new technologies or examine office processes in order to improve application processing timeliness for initial or recertification applications.

We encourage potential applicants to carefully read the three review criteria listed in the RFA.

These criteria outline the qualities FNS expects successful proposals to have; they will also guide the reviewers’ evaluation of proposals.
Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: Food and Nutrition Service

Estimated Funding: $5,000,000

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The entities eligible to receive grants under this competition are: The 53 State agencies that administer the SNAP1; State or local governments1; Agencies providing health or welfare services2; Public health or educational entities2; and Private nonprofit entities2 such as community-based or faith-based organizations, foodbanks, or other emergency feeding organizations.1 State agencies and State and local governments should have the necessary approvals ofstate officials (such as councils or legislatures) of funding prior to submitting theapplication.

Applicants should also acknowledge in their application that all necessaryapprovals for funding have been obtained.2 Nonprofit organizations are required to submit a copy of the IRS Determination Letter,form 501(c)(3) or proof of application for exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of theInternal Revenue Code, a list of their Board of Directors if applicable, and their mostrecent audited financial statements signed by the Treasurer or the Treasurer of the board.Educational entities are also required to submit their most recent financial statementssigned by the Treasurer or Treasurer of the board.

Applications submitted without thesewill be considered non-responsive and eliminated from consideration.

All corporations,including nonprofit corporations are required to complete the attached representationregarding felony convictions and tax delinquency.

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