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Entities to Improve Food Assistance Programs

FY 2022 SNAP Process and Technology Improvement Grants

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

Conf. Date:

05/05/22

Deadline Date:

06/27/22 11:59 PM EST Receipt

Description:

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Grants to USA, Guam, and US 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 for the development and implementation of the supplemental nutrition assistance program simplified application and eligibility determination systems

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). 

  1. Utilize technology-based tools to expand enrollment of underserved populations. Proposals will invest in technology to reach underserved communities while recognizing the intersectionality of food insecurity and inequality. 
  2. Aid in the transition from pandemic operations and improve disaster response operations. Proposals will employ technology to maintain or improve service levels as States transition off pandemic related flexibilities and incorporate lessons learned about effective use of technology and new ways of working from the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters.
  3. Modernize SNAP customer service, client communication, and administrative processes to improve accessibility, transparency, and responsiveness. Proposals will improve day-to-day SNAP operations and help improve the customer experience. 

Fiscal Year 2022 Focus Area: Human-Centered Design (HCD): Proposals that approach design solutions from a human perspective to modernize program delivery and improve the customer experience, as described in the FY 2022 Agency priorities.

For allowable uses of funds, see https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/opportunities/instructions/PKG00273677-instructions.pdf#page=10.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183729

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$5,000,000

Number of Grants:

FNS anticipates awarding between 6 and 11 Process and Technology Improvement Grants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
- Award Floor: $20,000

Term of Contract:

All SNAP Process and Technology Improvement Grant funds must be obligated and all activities under the Grant must be completed by end of the project period, Sept. 30, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2025.

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who May Apply
- The 53 state agencies that administer the SNAP;
- State or local governments;
- Agencies providing health or welfare services;
- Public health or educational entities; and
- Private nonprofit entities such as community-based or faith-based organizations, food banks, or other emergency feeding organizations.

An eligible entity that received a Process and Technology Improvement Grant award last fiscal year (FY 2021) is ineligible to apply this fiscal year (FY 2022). This only applies to the lead entity on the award (i.e., the recipient whose name appears in block 9 of the awarded project’s FNS-529) and not to partner organizations or government agencies on a particular project.

For restrictions on funding use, see https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/opportunities/instructions/PKG00273677-instructions.pdf#page=10.

Pre-proposal Conference:

General RFA webinar: May 3, 2022, 3pm EST

Please register for the webinar at: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsc-iorTIiHyll41J3Fi-se4aSPSfSdAE

RFA webinar with focus for first-time applicants: May 5, 2022, 2pm EST

Please register for the webinar at: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItd-qhrDoiHHa9Hi4JD57V_CqPIUyXp7I

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- April 26, 2022: Request for applications (RFA) posted on Grants.gov
- May 3, 2022, 3pm EST: General RFA webinar.
- May 5, 2022, 2pm EST: RFA webinar with focus for first-time applicants.
- June 27, 2022: Applications due to Grants.gov. All applications must be received by 11:59 PM EST. FNS strongly encourages applicants to submit applications to Grants.gov at least one week before the deadline.
- September 15, 2022: PTIGs awarded

Complete the following at least four weeks prior to submission:
- Obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number;
- Register the UEI number
- Register in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov)
- Register in Grants.gov.

State agencies may submit more than one application each, or enter into more than one partnership.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=339808

Click here to view the webinar #1 recording and PowerPoint (General RFA webinar): https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/fy-2022-ptig-webinar-1

Click here to view the webinar #2 recording and PowerPoint (RFA webinar with focus for first-time applicants): https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/fy-2022-ptig-webinar-2

Contact Information:

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:
Carla Garcia, Grant Officer
Grants and Fiscal Policy Division
U.S. Department of Agriculture, FNS
1320 Braddock Place, Suite 620
Alexandra, VA 22314
E-mail: carla.garcia@usda.gov

For technical support, please contact:
Grants.gov support
1-800-518-4726
support@grants.gov

CFDA Number:

10.580

Funding or Pin Number:

USDA-FNS-SNAP-2022-PTIG

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Array ( [0] => Guam (USA); [1] => Virgin Islands (USA); )

USA Territories: Guam (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);

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