The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) expects to have approximately $500,000 in fiscal year (FY) 2008 funds available for Special Project Grants to WIC State agencies. Grant funds will be available only to the 90 WIC State agencies responsible for administering WIC in the States, Territories, and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs).
There are two types of WIC Special Project Grants: Full Grants and Concept Paper Development Grants. This RFA (Application A) is for Full Grants only. A separate RFA (Application B) is available for States planning to submit a proposal for developing a concept paper as a basis for applying for a Full Grant using FY 2009 funds, pending availability of funds. FNS anticipates making one to two Full Grant awards in FY 2008, ranging from $200,000 to $400,000 each, depending on the number and quality of applications and requested budget amounts. FNS reserves the right to reduce, increase, or revise proposal budgets in accordance with the availability of funds. FNS also reserves the right to cancel this RFA in whole or in part if funds are not available.