SNAP Recipient Integrity Education Grant

The purpose of these grants is to fund technical assistance and activities to assist States in developing and improving SNAP recipient fraud prevention education and awareness programs.

Grants funds can be used for projects educating recipients on eligibility fraud as well as trafficking and misuse
of benefits.

Agency - Department of Agriculture

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.




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds for SNAP Recipient Integrity Education Grant projects are to be used for technical assistance and activities to assist States in developing and improving SNAP recipient fraud prevention education and awareness programs.

Applications must comply with criteria listed in the Application Format and Requirements Letter.

Funds for SNAP Recipient Integrity Education Grant projects are to be used for technical assistance and activities to assist States in developing and improving SNAP recipient fraud prevention education and awareness programs.

Applications must comply with criteria listed in the Application Format and Requirements Letter.

Funds for SNAP Recipient Integrity Education Grant projects are to be used for technical assistance and activities to assist States in developing and improving SNAP recipient fraud prevention education and awareness programs.

Applications must comply with criteria listed in the Application Format and Requirements Letter.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

This grant opportunity is open to the 53 State agencies that administer SNAP.

FNS will consider only one application per State agency.

There is no State matching requirement for this grant program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Agreements are established between State agencies and FNS. Grants funds can be used for projects educating recipients on eligibility fraud as well as trafficking and misuse of benefits.

Credentials/Documentation

Specific instructions provided in Application Format and Requirements Letter. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application package should be prepared in accordance with instructions in the Application Format and Requirements Letter and submitted to the Food and Nutrition Service by the deadline specified.

Award Procedures

All applications related to the objectives of this grant program and meet the published deadline for submission with all the required documentations will be awarded.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

H.R.244 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Public Law 115-31.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. The deadline for submission will be stipulated in the Application Format and Requirements Letter.

Appeals

Non-selected applicants may request a debriefing to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of submitted proposals.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds should be expended within 24 months of identified start date. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

The State agency will submit quarterly financial status reports and progress reports.

A final report will be submitted by the State agency no later than 90 days after end of grant period.

FNS will conduct an ongoing review of quarterly progress and financial reports to monitor the grantee?s project activities to ensure that the objectives, terms and conditions of the agreement are met.

FNS will conduct an ongoing review of quarterly financial reports to monitor the grantee?s project activities to ensure that the objectives, terms and conditions of the agreement are met.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. N/A

Records

State agencies must maintain records as necessary to support the use of SNAP Grant funds in accordance with the Grant Agreement. Such records must be retained for a period of 3 years after the date of submission of the final report for the fiscal year to which the records pertain, except that if audit findings have not been resolved, the records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period as long as required for the resolution of the issues raised by the audit.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-3505-0-1-605.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $2,772,731; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

7 CFR 272.1(g)(9)(iii); 7 CFR 272.1(g)(58); 7 CFR 272.4(e)(1-4); 7 CFR 272.4(g); 7 CFR 273.2(f)(11)(B)(1-2); 7 CFR 273.13; 7 CFR 273.15; 7 CFR 273.16; 7 CFR 273.18

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Jane C. Duffield 3101 Park Center Drive Room 818, Alexandria, Virginia 22302 Email: Jane.Duffield@fns.usda.gov Phone: 7036054385

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

All applications related to the objectives of this grant program and meet the published deadline for submission with all the required documentations will be awarded.




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