SNAP Process and Technology Improvement Grants 2023
The Process and Technology Improvement Grant (PTIG) program supports efforts by state agencies and their community-based and faith-based partners to develop and implement projects that use technology to improve the quality and efficiency of SNAP application and eligibility determination systems. The FY 2023 Request for Applications (RFA) is available on Grants.gov.
Please visit the PTIG webpage for more information on the program and to view past years' awardees.
Critical Dates for FY 2023 Process and Technology Improvement Grants (PTIG)
|April 14, 2023||Request for applications (RFA) posted on Grants.gov|
|May 1, 2023, 3pm EDT||Webinar #1 -- Recording|
|May 15, 2023, 1pm EDT||Webinar #2 -- Recording|
|June 15, 2023||Applications due to Grants.gov|
|August 2023||PTIGs awarded|
Who May Apply
- The 53 state agencies that administer SNAP;
- State or local governments;
- Agencies providing 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.
Any entity that received a Process and Technology Improvement Grant award in either of the last two fiscal years (FY 2021 or FY 2022) is ineligible to apply this fiscal year (FY 2023). This restriction only applies to the lead entity on the award (i.e., the recipient whose name appears in block 9 of the awarded project’s FNS-529) and not to partner organizations or government agencies on a particular project.
Funding and Duration
Contingent on the availability of funds, FNS intends to award up to $5 million in SNAP Process and Technology Improvement Grants once each fiscal year. FNS awards these grants through a competitive process. Grantees are allowed to use the grant funds for the duration of the three-year project period. FNS anticipates awarding between 6 and 11 Process and Technology Improvement Grants.
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 Process and Technology Improvement Grant funds must be obligated and all activities under the grant must be completed by end of the project period, Sept. 1, 2023 through Sept. 30, 2026.
If the activities funded under this grant are part of a larger eligibility system project with total projected costs exceeding $6 million, an Advance Planning Document (APD) must be submitted and approved prior to the expenditure of these grant funds.
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
The following forms can be found on Grants.gov:
- SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance
- SF-424A Budget Information
- SF-424B Assurances - Non-Construction Programs
- SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities