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FY2017 SNAP Process and Technology Improvement Grants

Last Published: 09/22/2017
Funding Opportunity #: 
USDA-FNS-FY17-SNAP-PTI
Open (Posted) Date: 
04/18/2017
Closed Date: 
06/19/2017
 
The FY2017 application submission period is now closed.

 

Purpose

The purpose of this grant competition is to support efforts by State agencies and their community-based and faith-based partners to develop and implement:

  • Simple SNAP application and eligibility determination systems; or
  • Measures to improve access to SNAP benefits by eligible applicants.

Critical Dates for FY2017 Process and Technology Improvement Grants (PTIG)

April 18, 2017

Request For Application posted on Grants.gov

May 3 & 9, 2017

FY2017 PTIG Webinar Recording

FY2017 PTIG Webinar PowerPoint slides only

June 19, 2017

Applications due to Grants.gov

By September 20, 2017

PTIGs awarded

Who May Apply

  • The 53 State agencies that administer the SNAP
  • State or local governments
  • Agencies providing health or welfare services
  • Public health or educational entities
  • Private nonprofit entities such as community-based or faith-based organizations, food banks, or other emergency feeding organizations.

Funding and Duration

Contingent on the availability of funds, FNS plans to award $5 million in SNAP Process and Technology Improvement Grants once each fiscal year.  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 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.
 
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. 
Applicants also need to be reminded that 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. The anticipated number of awards range from 6 to 11.

Application for Federal Assistance Forms

Past PTIG Recipients