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2012 Summer Food for Children Demonstrations

Last Published: 01/23/2014

In the 2010 Agriculture Appropriations Act (P.L. 111-80), Congress authorized demonstration projects to develop and test methods of providing access to food for low-income children in urban and rural areas during the summer months when schools are not in regular session, as well as a rigorous independent evaluation of the projects regarding their effectiveness.

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) launched the first of these projects, known as the Summer Food for Children Demonstrations, in the summer of 2010. Additional projects are planned over the next several summers. States will be selected to operate the demonstrations based on a competitive proposal process.

Application materials and additional information are provided below. We encourage all States to apply for this exciting opportunity to find innovative ways to reduce and prevent childhood food insecurity and hunger during the summer. Applications are due in the Fall, exact dates vary. Please consult the materials below to determine which projects best suit your state.

Application Packages:

Webinars - Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children

Application For Federal Assistance Forms:

  • SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance including:
    -- Data Universal Number (DUNS)
    -- Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number (CFDA #10.584)
  • SF 424a (Budget Summary)
  • SF 424b (Assurances – Non Construction Programs)
  • SF LLL (Disclosure of Lobbying Activities) Indicate on the form whether your organization intends to conduct lobbying activities. If your organization does not intend to lobby, write “Not Applicable.”

Certification Forms:

  • AD1047 - Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters - Primary Covered Transactions
  • AD1048 - Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion - Lower Tier Covered Transactions
  • AD1052 - Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace

Previous Competitions

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