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FY 2020 SNAP Employment and Training Data and Technical Assistance (DATA) Grants

The FY 2020 application submission period is now open.


The purpose of this grant competition is to support the development of state SNAP E&T data collection and reporting systems. DATA Grant funds should be for one or more of the following purposes: 1) training and capacity building, including efforts to improve E&T data quality; 2) information technology (IT) systems development to support the collection, reporting, and analysis of SNAP E&T data; and/or 3) continuous program improvement of SNAP E&T programs, including the provision of effective and efficient services that move SNAP participants toward stable, good jobs.

Critical Dates
June 10, 2020 Request for Application posted on
July 13, 2020 Applications due to
No later than
Sept. 30, 2020
DATA Grants to be awarded


Who May Apply

The 53 state agencies that administer SNAP

Funding and Duration

Contingent on the availability of funds, FNS plans to award $3 million in FY 2020 for the SNAP E&T DATA Grants. These grants are awarded through a competitive process. Grantees are allowed to use the grant funds for the duration of the three year project period.

FNS reminds applicants that the submission of a proposal does not guarantee funding. Funding for approved grants will be provided through the Grant Award/Letter of Credit process, in the same manner as other funds, upon receipt of a properly executed Grant Agreement and subject to the availability of funding. All DATA Grant funds must be obligated and all activities under the Grant must be completed by end of the project period.

Applicants also need to be reminded that if the proposed project funded with this grant benefits other programs in addition to SNAP E&T then the costs must be allocated appropriately between all of the benefiting programs. This grant funding can only be used for SNAP E&T’s share of the costs. The anticipated number of awards range from 3 to 9.

Application for Federal Assistance Forms

The following forms required for this grant are available at

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance
  • SF-424A Budget Information
  • SF-424B Assurances - Non-Construction Programs
  • SF-LLL Certification/Disclosure Requirements Related to Lobbying
2020 Grant Awardees