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- $60,000,000; Technology and Special Project Grants - No funding was appropriated by Congress in Fiscal Year 2012. Fiscal Year 2013: MIS Estimated 30,000,000; Breastfeeding Peer counseling - $60,000,000. CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: Not applicable; State agencies will use the APD process for project approval and request funding using MIS and EBT funding request protocol.

10.579 CHILD NUTRITION DISCRETIONARY GRANTS LIMITED AVAILABILITY FEDERAL AGENCY:

Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture

AUTHORIZATION:

Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1751, 1758, 1759a, 1761, 1765, 1766, 1769, 1772, 1773, 1779; School Breakfast Program (SBP); Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended, Public Laws 108-265, 104-193, 100-435, 99-661, 97-35; Special Milk Program (SMP); Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended; Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP); 89 Stat. 522-525, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP); Public Law 111-5. The 2010 Agriculture Appropriations Act (Public Law 111-80). OBJECTIVES: NSLP: To assist States, through cash grants and food donations, in making the school lunch program available to school children and to encourage the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities. SBP: To assist States in providing a nutritious nonprofit breakfast service for school children, through cash grants and food donations. SMP: To provide subsidies to schools and institutions to encourage the consumption of fluid milk by children. CACFP: To assist States, through grants-in-aid and other means, to initiate and maintain nonprofit food service programs for children, elderly or impaired adults in nonresidential day care facilities and children in emergency shelters. SFSP: To assist States, through grants-in-aid and other means, to conduct nonprofit food service programs for low-income children during the summer months and at other approved times, when schools are out of session or are closed for vacation. The Peoples' Garden School Pilot Program is designed to award grants to develop and run community gardens at eligible high-poverty schools; teach students involved in the gardens about agriculture production practices, diet, and nutrition; contribute produce to supplement food provided at eligible schools, student households, local food banks, or senior center nutrition programs; and conduct an evaluation of funded projects to learn more about the impacts of school gardens. Administrative Review and Training (ART) Grants are available to State agencies to assist Local Educational Agencies' administrative personnel on application, certification, verification, meal counting and meal claiming procedures. Direct Certification and Verification grants are available for assisting State agencies in improving their direct certification and direct verification processes and rates. Direct Certification Technical Assistance grants are available to assist States agencies in improving their direct certification processes and rates. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

to this program. 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: This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Application package must be submitted electronically via www.grants.gov. Award Procedure: Upon receipt of an application from an interested party a review is performed by the agency for eligibility and sufficiency of the Request for Applications (RFA) requirements. Subsequently, all acceptable applications are objectively reviewed by a technical panel according to established criteria set forth in the RFA. The panel makes award recommendations based on the scoring results. The Agency selecting official then makes the final award decisions. Deadlines: Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Selection of applicants for a grant award can take from 3-5 months depending on the number of applications that are received. Appeals: The RFA will provide information regarding appeals. Renewals: The RFA will provide information regarding renewals. Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: The period of performance of the grants vary based on project plan. Grant period of performance is generally from 1 year to 4 years. Extensions to the period of performance must be approved by the Agency. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit. Reports: Grantees are required to submit both quarterly and a final financial and program progress reports. Grantees are required to submit both quarterly and a final financial and program progress reports. Grantees are required to submit both quarterly and a final financial and program progress reports. Grantees are required to submit both quarterly and a final financial and program progress reports. Performance monitoring is not applicable. Audits: In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Records: State agencies must maintain records as necessary to support the use of 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. Account Identification:

PROJECT GRANTS

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Assistance can be used for specific activities authorized by Child Nutrition legislation or regulation. In the past this has included grants to local educational agencies to improve application certification and verification, and meal counting & meal claiming procedures; grants to State agencies to improve their direct certification processes and rates; and grants to develop and run community gardens at eligible high-poverty schools. Yes, as required by legislation or regulation. Less than 1% of Child Nutrition funds are set aside for discretionary grants. In FY 2010 and FY 2011, approximately $25 million was available for discretionary grants in each year. Applicant Eligibility: Determined by the legislation providing the grants. Beneficiary Eligibility: Determined by the legislation providing the grants. Credentials/Documentation: No Credentials or documentation are required. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies

12-3539-0-1-605.

Obligations: (Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 11 $29,821,000; FY 12 est $15,427,000; and FY 13 est $46,000,000 - FY 2011:

integrated technology system that will allow the state to identify local education agencies (LEAs) and schools that are at-risk or error-prone for child nutrition program administrative errors. The State proposes to establish an online system that will capture and organize data and provide comprehensive analysis, benchmarking, and reporting tools. The system will allow the state to develop key performance indicators for buildings and LEAs, compare peer schools, and monitor program performance in real time. Missouri will also implement an e-learning system to enhance its ability to provide needed program training.

Administrative Review & Training- $7,604,000
Equipment Grants - $10,575,000
Improve Health & Nutrition- $7,719,000,
People's Garden Pilot- $1,000,000
Direct Certification-$2,923,000
FY 2012:
Administrative Review & Training- $6,000,000
Equipment Grants - $50,000
Improve Health & Nutrition-$281,000
People's Garden Pilot- $0
Direct Certification-$9,096,000
FY 2013:
Administrative Review & Training- $6,000,000
Equipment Grants - $35,000,000
Improve Health & Nutrition- $0
People's Garden Pilot- $0
Direct Certification- $5,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
Grant awards range from $50,000 to $3,000,000.
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Fiscal Year 2011: In March of 2011 three Administrative Review and Training
Method I grants were awarded to Michigan, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.

The Connecticut State Department of Education applied for an implementation grant to help them meet or exceed USDA benchmarks for direct certification rates through system enhancements to create and implement a fully automated, state-level direct certification and matching system that is highly responsive to state and local educational agency (LEA) needs. The intent is to optimize the quality of student data and accuracy of matching by: 1) creating a state-level online portal solution for non-public school student administration, public school case management matching reconciliation and the dissemination of direct certification information which provides LEAs with access to student data and direct certification matches; 2) incorporating unique identifiers for public and non-public school students to meet matching system data mapping; 3) standardizing and expanding system match capabilities between LEAs and multiple state agencies; 4) providing LEAs with monthly direct certification updates based on SNAP and Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) eligibility to permit sponsors to continually certify students directly; and 5) provide training and technical assistance to LEAs, with an emphasis on system integration and use by private schools. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: Applications are initially reviewed for eligibility and sufficiency, as defined in the RFA. Those applications that meet the criteria are reviewed by a technical panel based on specific criteria outlined in the RFA. The panel makes recommendations to the selecting official based on scoring results. The selecting official makes the final award decisions.

In August of 2011 six Administrative Review and Training Method II grants were awarded to Hawaii, Indiana, Missouri, New Hampshire, South Dakota and Washington.

Since January 2011, 26 Direct Certification Technical Assistance grants have been awarded. Fiscal Year 2012: In March of 2012 three Administrative Review and Training Method I grants were awarded to Michigan, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: 7 CFR Part 3016, 7 CFR Part 3018. Determined by the legislation providing

the grants.

10.580 SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM,
OUTREACH/PARTICIPATION PROGRAM
Participation Grants
FEDERAL AGENCY:

Regional or Local Office:
See Regional Agency Offices. See the Food and Nutrition Service Regional
Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office:
Cynthia Long, Food and Nutrition Service, 3101 Park Center Drive Room 640,
Alexandria, Virginia 22302 Email: Cindy.Long@fns.usda.gov Phone: (703)
305-2590.

Website Address:

http://www.fns.usda.gov. RELATED PROGRAMS:

Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture AUTHORIZATION: Section, 17a(1), Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, 7 U.S.C. 2026(a)(a); Section 17(b)(1), 7 U.S.C. 2026(b)(1); Farm Security and Rural Investment Act 2002, Public Law 107-171; Public Law 110-246. OBJECTIVES: Program Participation Grants: The purpose of the Program Participation grants is to support efforts by State agencies and their community-based and faith-based partners to develop and implement: 1) Simplified SNAP application and eligibility systems; or 2) Measures to improve access to SNAP benefits by eligible applicants. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

PROJECT GRANTS

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

10.553 School Breakfast Program; 10.555 National School Lunch Program; 10.556 Special Milk Program for Children; 10.558 Child and Adult Care Food Program; 10.559 Summer Food Service Program for Children EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS: Fiscal Year 2011: The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) applied for an ART Method II implementation grant to create a comprehensive Coordinated Review Effort (CRE) Review Module for integration with its CNPweb system. The developed software will automate the CRE process on PC Tablet/Laptop based systems. The results of the review will be synchronized with their CNP web portal, allowing school food authorities (SFAs) to view and respond to findings online. Reviews will be scheduled through the system also, using the date of last review as well as an analytical profile subsystem that will identify SFAs with data reporting, claiming and compliance problems. Grant funds will be used to improve program reporting, automate the workflow tasks for the corrective action process, and provide a seamless integrated environment between on-site review processes and backend program operations. SFAs and internal staff will be trained to effectively utilize the new system. Data collected will be used to enhance future SFA reviews, and training at all levels.

Program Participation Grants: Funds for program participation projects are to be used to improve the quality and efficiency of operations within SNAP offices and no more than 25 percent of the grant funds may be used for outreach activities. Applications must comply with criteria listed in the Request for Application package. Applications must comply with criteria listed in the Request for Application package. Applicant Eligibility: Program Participation Grants: State agencies that administer the SNAP, State or local governments; agencies that provide 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. Beneficiary Eligibility:

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education office applied for an ART Method II implementation grant to implement a data driven

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Fiscal Year 2011: 8 grants awarded. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data
Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Program Participation Grants: 7 CFR Part 3015, 7 CFR Part 3016, 7CFR Part
3017, 7 CFR Part 3021, 7 CFR Part 3019.
Regional or Local Office:

None.

Recipients of grants will reach out to and/or serve persons potentially eligible for SNAP benefits (low-income individuals or households). Credentials/Documentation: Proof of nonprofit status is required of nonprofit organizations and institutions. Nonprofits must also submit an IRS Determination Letter, Form 501C (3). Specific instructions provided in Request for Application. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. Preapplication Coordination: Instructions provided in Request for Application. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedures: OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Application package should be prepared in accordance with instructions in a specific Request for Application (RFA) and sent to the grant officer identified in the RFA. Award Procedure: A Grant Review Technical Panel objectively reviews all complete and timely applications according to established review criteria provided in the Request for Applications and makes recommendations to Agency officials, who make final award decisions.

Headquarters Office: Moira Johnston 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22302 Email: moira.johnston@fns.usda.gov Phone: 703-305-2515 Fax: 703-305-2486 Website Address: http://www.fns.usda.gov. RELATED PROGRAMS: Not Applicable. EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS: Fiscal Year 2011: (1) San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency received $898,913 to update the existing imaging application, to automate workflow management and create a new web portal that allows clients to track case status and view benefit amounts online. (2) Broome County Department of Social Services (New York) received $74,596 for start up costs to purchase equipment to establish a call center, caseload management software, and to conduct a business process re-engineering (BPR) analysis. The BPR analysis will examine the current SNAP office processes. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: The review panel to score and rank applications uses Technical Review Criteria which includes: (1) Soundness or Merit of Project Design; (2) Budget Appropriateness and Economic Efficiency; (3) Organizational Experience and Management/Staff Capability; (4) Project Oversight and Evaluation; and (5) Presentation.

Deadlines:

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Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Provided in Request for Application. Appeals: Instructions provided in Request for Application. Renewals: Instructions provided in Request for Application. 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: Provided in Request for Application. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit. Reports: Not Applicable. Audits: In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. 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. Account Identification:

12-3505-0-1-605. Obligations: (Salaries) FY 11 $5,000,000; FY 12 est $5,000,000; and FY 13 est $5,000,000 Range and Average of Financial Assistance: See www.fns.usda.gov/snap.

10.582 FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PROGRAM (FFVP) FEDERAL AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture AUTHORIZATION: National School Lunch Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1769. OBJECTIVES: To assist States, through cash grants, in providing free fresh fruits and vegetables to elementary school children. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: PROJECT GRANTS

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Under Section 19 of the National School Lunch Act, Federally appropriated Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program funds are available to State agencies to operate during the school year. Selected low-income public and nonprofit private elementary schools are reimbursed for produce served to school children outside of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program food service periods. All participating schools must agree to serve fresh fruits and vegetables free to all enrolled children, and to publicize fresh fruit and vegetable availability within the school. State agencies must select low-income public and nonprofit private elementary schools to participate. State agencies may select low-income public and nonprofit private elementary schools to participate. Applicant Eligibility: State agencies must select low-income public and nonprofit private elementary schools to participate. Beneficiary Eligibility: All elementary school children enrolled in schools participating in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

Account Identification:

12-3539-0-1-605.

Obligations: (Project Grants) FY 11 $115,481,000; FY 12 est $163,029,000; and FY 13 est $172,000,000 - Funding is allocated based on a funding formula. For SY 2011-2012, and each July 1st, thereafter, the amount made available will be $150 million as adjusted to reflect the changes in the Consumer Price Index. The minimum grant to each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia will equal 1 percent of the funds made available to carry out the Program for the school year. The remaining funds will be allocated to each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands based on the proportion of the state population to the U.S. population. Range and Average of Financial Assistance: No Data Available. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Fiscal Year 2011: No measurable accomplishments at this time. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: Not Applicable. Regional or Local Office:

None.

Headquarters Office:
Cynthia Long, 3101 Park Center Drive Room 640 , Alexandria, Virginia 22302
Phone: (703) 305-2590.

Website Address:

Credentials/Documentation: Applicant organizations must be currently participating in the National School Lunch Program. Must be an elementary school as defined by section 9101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 USC 7801). Costs will be determined in accordance with USDA Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations (7 CFR Part 3015 or 3016 and 3019). OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. Preapplication Coordination: The school-level application prototype form was furnished by FNS and/or modified by the State agency. An applicant should consult the State office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for the National School Lunch Program for more information on the process the State requires to be followed for the FFVP. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedures: OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Public or private nonprofit elementary schools make application to the State Agency. Award Procedure: The elementary schools with the highest percentages of free and reduced price enrollment will be selected. The State agency then enters into an agreement with the selected schools for their participation in the program. Deadlines: Not Applicable. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Agreements become effective upon approval by the State Agency. Appeals: None. The State agency is responsible for selecting schools based on high free and reduced price enrollment percentages. Renewals: Annual; amended as necessary. Formula and Matching Requirements: Statutory Formula: This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Permanent, amended as necessary, described by law. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit. Reports: State agencies must ensure that each school food authority with participating schools maintains and submits reimbursement claim forms to the State agency in order to receive reimbursement. State agencies must submit expenditure data quarterly via the SF-425. States must submit final fiscal year grant close out reports within 120 days after the end of the grant period. No cash reports are required. A yearly progress report is required. Program is reviewed and reported on during the regular oversight activities in the National School Lunch Program. Performance monitoring is not applicable. Audits: In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Audits may be conducted less frequently under conditions specified in A-133. The FFVP is subject to audits. Records: Schools must maintain full and accurate records of the FFVP. Such records shall be retained for a period of 3 years after the end of the fiscal year to which they 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 audit findings.

http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd RELATED PROGRAMS: 10.553 School Breakfast Program; 10.555 National School Lunch Program EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS: Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: Providing free fresh fruits and vegetables to schools with high free and reduced priced population. Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: Not Applicable.

10.583 HUNGER FREE COMMUNITIES Hunger-Free Communities Grants FEDERAL AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture AUTHORIZATION: These grants will be awarded under authority provided by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Section 4405, 7 U.S.C. 8701. This section allows the Secretary of Agriculture to award grants to meet the hunger free communities goals described in the H. Con. Res. 302 (102nd Congress), Public Law 102-PIL 110-246, 8701 U.S.C 4405. OBJECTIVES: As defined in the H.Con.Res. 302(102nd Congress), the 14 goals of the Hunger-Free Communities initiative are: 1. Having a community-based emergency food delivery network that coordinates the services of programs such as food pantries, food banks, and congregate meals facilities. 2. Assessing food insecurity problems and evaluating existing services in the community to determine necessary strategies for responding to unmet needs. 3. Establishing a group of individuals, including low-income participants, to develop and to implement policies and programs to combat food insecurity, to monitor responsiveness of existing services, and to address underlying causes and factors related to hunger. 4. Participating in federally assisted nutrition programs that should be easily accessible to targeted populations, such as the Federal programs that provide school breakfast, school lunch, summer food, child care food, and food for homeless and older individuals. 5. Effectively integrating public and private resources, including local

businesses, to alleviate food insecurity. 6. Having an education program about food needs of the community and the need for increased local citizen participation in activities to alleviate food insecurity. 7. Having available information and referral services for accessing both public and private programs and services. 8. Having initiatives for alleviating food shopping constraints through the development of creative food resources such as community gardens, buying clubs, food cooperatives, community-owned and operated grocery stores, and farmers' markets. 9. Carrying out activities to identify and target food services to high-risk populations. 10. Having adequate transport and distribution of food from all resources. 11. Coordinating food services with park and recreation programs and other community-based outlets to which residents of the area would have easy access. 12. Improving public transportation, human service agencies, and food

resources.

13. Having nutrition education programs for low-income citizens to enhance good food-purchasing and food-preparation skills and to heighten awareness of the connection between diet and health. 14. Having a program for collecting and distributing nutritious food, either agricultural commodities in farmers' fields or foods that have already been prepared, that would otherwise be wasted. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants) USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Grant funds may be used for any initiative that addresses the immediate food and nutrition needs of people experiencing hunger, improves access to food as part of a comprehensive service, develops new resources and strategies to help reduce hunger in the community, prevents hunger, assesses the extend and causes of hunger in the community, and/or develops a comprehensive plan to end hunger in the community. Grants may not be used for: constructing, expanding or repairing a facility or equipment; and purchasing equipment other than computer hardware and software, warehouses, storage space

Application Procedures: OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Award Procedure: The Grant solicitation will provide information on evaluation criteria. A panel will convene to assign points and finalize selection. Deadlines: Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 30 to 60 days. The deadline for submission will be stipulated in the request for applications. Appeals: A post award discussion may take place on request. Renewals: None. Formula and Matching Requirements: Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Percent: 20.%. 20% matching is required. The matching criteria is available in the RFA. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Two years from identified start date. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit. Reports: Yes, program reports are required on a quarterly basis as well as one final report 90 days after end of project. Reports required quarterly and at year's end. Yes, progress reports are required on a quarterly basis as well as one final report 90 days after end of project. Reports are required quarterly and at year's end. Program reports will provide information on performance and progress to meet grant objectives. Audits: In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Records:

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Account Identification:

12-3539-0-1-605.

"Equipment" means an article of nonexpendable, tangible personal property having a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost which equals or exceeds the lesser of the capitalization level established by the non-profit organization for financial statement purposes, or $5,000. (2 CFR Part 230, Appendix B, Selected Items of Cost) Each unit purchase at $4999.99 and below is considered materials. Materials that are necessary and related to the project are an allowable cost if approved by the agency. $5 million. Applicant Eligibility: Grant applications must include at least one of the 14 goals of the Hunger-Free Communities Initiative as defined in the H. Con.Res. 302 (102nd Congress). The grant will be used by the grant recipient to provide the targeted community with assistance for a hunger-free community. The Federal share of the cost of the activities funded by these grants shall not exceed 80 percent. The grantee is responsible for the remaining 20 percent. Grantees will be allowed to use the grant funds for the duration of the project period, not to exceed two years. These are collaborative grants, and applicants are required to partner with one or more organizations in their communities. Applicants are also required to partner with Food Policy Councils or their functional equivalent at the local level or include the creation of a Food Policy Council as part of their application should one not serve their community. Beneficiary Eligibility: Any individual or family who is a part of the targeted community and meets the guidelines as set by the grant recipient is eligible. Credentials/Documentation: Financial data, DUNS number. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. 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.

Obligations: (Salaries) FY 11 $4,978,000; FY 12 est $0; and FY 13 est $2,500,000 - FY11 appropriation did not fund as requested. Range and Average of Financial Assistance: There is $1 million set aside for grants in Model 1: Planning and Assessment Grants. These grants will be awarded up to $100,000 per grantee. If all of the $1 million is not used, the unused funds from Model 1 will be moved to funding for Model 2. Applicants in Model 1 will assess the hunger and food insecurity in their community and create a plan to become hunger-free.

The remaining $4 million is set aside for grants in Model 2: Implementation Grants. Organizations applying for Model 2 grants must have already conducted an assessment and developed a plan to end hunger in their community as a condition of application. A total award pool of approximately $4 million will be awarded with maximum awards varying by the population of the community: up to $2 million for cities with a population greater than two million, up to $1 million for metropolitan areas with a population greater than 50,000 but less than two million, and up to $1 million for areas with less than 50,000 residents.

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