Since 2008, FNS has awarded funding each fiscal year for nutrition education projects through the Food Distribution Program Nutrition Education (FDPNE) competitive grant program.
After receiving a 16-fold increase ($250,000 to $4M) in annual appropriations for nutrition education funding and consulting with Tribal Leaders, effective FY 2023, the FDPNE competitive grant program will be discontinued.
Tribes and State agencies are encouraged to request funds for nutrition education activities – including those previously funded through FDPNE – via the process outlined for FDPIR Administrative Funds for Nutrition Education. This non-competitive process requires minimal paperwork and offers more flexibility for nutrition education programming.
The SNAP Education Plan Guidance is the basis for development of FDPNE project requirements.
For an overview of the FDPNE Grant Program refer to the program fact sheet.
Resources for Potential FDPNE Grant Applicants
The fiscal year (FY) 2022 FDPNE Request for Applications (RFA) has closed. Fiscal year 2022 applications were due March 16, 2022.
Technical assistance on the FDPNE application process is provided in the FDPNE webinar series.
Resources for FDPNE Grantees
FNS requires all grant recipients to use a standardized performance progress report to report on grant activities. This form is called "FNS-908" and it replaces all progress report templates previously used. The following resources are provided to assist in utilizing Form FNS-908:
- Performance Progress Report Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Performance Progress Report Training Guide
- Performance Progress Report Technical Assistance Video
Previous FDPNE Grant Awards
A summary of funded FDPNE projects from recent years can be found at the following links:
Visit the FDPIR Sharing Gallery for grant opportunities, nutrition education resources, and more.