United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
12/01/14 11:59 PM EDT
One grant is available to a USA university or research institution, including a collaboration of eligible institutions, to support nutrition programs in poor rural counties. An optional letter of intent is due by October 20. The grantee will provide sub-grants to eligible rural counties in order to alleviate food insecurity among children and help coordinate food assistance programs for this population.
Grantee (Recipient) shall work cooperatively with FNS to:
1) Manage a sub-grants process to support rural communities with persistent poverty. The Grantee will monitor completion of the sub-grantees' progress. The purpose of the sub-grants is to provide resources to enable communities to increase program participation by improving the coordination of the federal and local, public and private nutrition assistance programs. The goal is to target awards in up to 30 of the communities identified in Appendix A as resources allow. Grantees shall plan to keep States and local agencies informed of implementation and evaluation-related activities.
2) Sponsor and coordinate two workshops/conferences at FNS headquarters in Alexandria, VA. The cooperative agreement application shall provide a preliminary list of the types of people that will be invited to participate in these workshops/conferences, which shall include sub-grantees. To the extent possible, FNS prefers for all proposed attendees to attend the two workshops/conferences in person. The Grantee shall prepare and submit to FNS for publishing on the OPS web page a summary of each workshop/conference within two months of the event.
3) Conduct an evaluation of the sub-grantees’ activities. At a minimum, the study shall a) provide a detailed summary of the approaches taken by each sub-grantee, b) evaluate the sub-grantees’ impact on nutrition assistance program participation and coordination, with a special emphasis on FNS’s nutrition programs, and based on measures of participation in the Food and Nutrition Service’s nutrition programs using participation rates.
4) Disseminate findings broadly among the academic and anti-hunger communities. At a minimum, FNS requires at least one submission to a peer-reviewed journal, annual reports, and one final report publishable on the FNS web page to be completed. For internal use and informational purposes, the Grantee shall provide FNS with an electronic copy of all manuscripts and other dissemination materials (e.g., PowerPoint slides) resulting from this grant and its sub-grants at the time of submission for publication and in final form when published.
GrantWatch ID#: 147862
Anticipated start date of February 1, 2015. Applicants can apply for funds for four years with an end date no later than January 30, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Dawn Addison, Grants Officer
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