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USDA Hosts Prize Challenge to Generate Innovative Ideas for Electronic, Error-Reducing Version of the School Meal Programs Application

As part of its commitment to protecting the integrity of the child nutrition programs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) kicked off a prize challenge today to solicit innovative designs for an electronic school meals application. The resulting electronic application is expected to help facilitate accurate completion and processing, thereby reducing improper payments and ensuring eligible low-income students receive free or reduced price meals.

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USDA Awards Grants to Improve SNAP Processing, Technology

Agriculture Under Secretary Kevin Concannon today announced $5 million in grants to state and local agencies and community partners to streamline application processing and improve technology in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The competitively-awarded grants will fund six projects in four states, improving efficiency in SNAP operations.

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SNAP Process, Technology Improvement Grants Application Announced

Agriculture Under Secretary Kevin Concannon announced today the availability of $5 million in competitive grants to improve application processing and use of technology in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Applications for the grants are due June 2.