Direct Certification Improvement Grants FY15

The summary for the Direct Certification Improvement Grants FY15 grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Food and Nutrition Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Direct Certification Improvement Grants FY15: Direct Certification Improvement Grants
FNS invites State agencies that administer NSLP and SBP to apply for a Direct Certification Improvement Grant to fund the costs of improving their direct certification rates with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other assistance programs, as allowed under Federal statute and regulations.

Under this RFA, approximately $4.5 million is available for grants to NSLP State agencies to fund direct certification improvement projects.

Two types of Direct Certification Improvement Grants are available:
1) Tier 1 grants for up to $150,000 for limited-scope planning and implementation projects, and

2) Tier 2 grants for up to $1,000,000 for full-scope implementation projects. States may apply for either a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 grant, but not both under this RFA solicitation. Application submission due dates include: July 15, 2015; October 15, 2015; January 15, 2016; April 15, 2016; and July 15, 2016.
Federal Grant Title: Direct Certification Improvement Grants FY15
Federal Agency Name: Food and Nutrition Service
Grant Categories: Food and Nutrition
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-FNS-FY15-CN-DCI
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 10.579
CFDA Descriptions: Child Nutrition Discretionary Grants Limited Availability
Current Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2016 Application submission due dates inc
Original Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2016 Application submission due dates inc
Posted Date: May 4, 2015
Creation Date: May 4, 2015
Archive Date: Aug 14, 2016
Total Program Funding: $4,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $75,000
Expected Number of Awards: 30
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Link to Full Grant Announcement
DCI RFA and application Package
Grant Announcement Contact
Carla Garcia Grant Officer
Grant Officer

Food and Nutrition Service 703-305-2170
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