FY 2021 SNAP Fraud Framework Implementation Grant Program
The SNAP Fraud Framework Implementation Grant Program supports state agency efforts to improve and expand recipient fraud prevention, detection and investigation efforts using the procedures, ideas and practices outlined in the SNAP Fraud Framework. Successful applications will specifically incorporate one or more of these procedures, ideas and practices in their proposals. This grant opportunity is not intended to support retailer fraud-related projects.
The SNAP Fraud Framework fact sheet overviewing the seven components of the Framework can be found here. State agencies that do not have access to the SNAP Fraud Framework should contact their FNS regional office.
Critical Dates for FY 2021 SNAP Fraud Framework Implementation Grant
- April 7, 2021: Request for Applications posted on Grants.gov
- June 8, 2021: Applications due to Grants.gov
- Aug. 15, 2021: Anticipated Award Date
- Sept. 1, 2021: Project Performance Begins
Who May Apply
This grant opportunity is open to the 53 state agencies that administer SNAP. State agencies may submit applications on behalf of specific counties or districts. FNS will consider only one application per state agency.
Funding and Duration
Section 29(a) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 USC 2036) authorizes FNS to provide grants on a competitive basis to state agencies to strengthen program integrity activities in SNAP.
FNS awards these grants through a competitive process. Grantees may use the grant funds for the duration of the two-year project period. FNS anticipates awarding between 8 and 12 SNAP Fraud Framework Implementation Grant awards.
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 SNAP Fraud Framework Implementation Grant funds must be obligated and all activities under the Grant must be completed by end of the project period, Sept. 1, 2021, through Sept. 1, 2023.
If the proposed project funded with this grant benefits other programs in addition to SNAP, then the costs must be allocated appropriately between all of the benefiting programs. This grant funding can only be used for SNAP’s share of the costs.
Application for Federal Assistance Forms
When submitting your application, ensure you have submitted the following:
- SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (fillable PDF in Grants.gov)
- SF-424A Budget Information (fillable PDF in Grants.gov)
- SF-424B Assurances - Non-Construction Programs (fillable PDF in Grants.gov)
- SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
- FNS-906 – Grant Program Accounting System & Financial Capability Questionnaire (Appendix A)
- Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (PDF - Upload using the “Add Attachments” button under SF-424 item #15)
Past SFFIG Awards
For reference, the press release for SNAP Fraud Framework awards made in previous fiscal years can be found at the following links: