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551456 - FY25 RFP 58825006 for SNAP-Ed Healthy Eating, Active Living Project
Funding Opportunity Details

Nutrition

Final Application Deadline: Jun 5, 2024 4:00 PM

  • Status Posted

    Posted Date Apr 10, 2024 10:27 AM

    Award Amount RangeNo Limit - $20,000.00

    Project Dates 10/01/2024 - 09/30/2027

    Award Announcement Date 07/02/2024

    Categorical Area

    Recurring Opportunity

Description
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Attachments
DescriptionFile NameTypeSizeUpload Date
A. RFP#58825006 SNAP-Ed Healthy Eating, Active Living Project Request for Proposals (RFP) A. RFP58825006 SNAP-Ed Healthy Eating Active Living Project Request for Proposals RFP .docx.pdfpdf338 KB04/09/2024 04:27 PM
B. New System Login Process For All UsersB. New System Login Process For All Users.pdfpdf89 KB04/17/2024 08:27 AM
C. HHS Application Instructions_Guidance New IG C. HHS Application Instructions_Guidance New IG 1.pdfpdf4 MB02/27/2024 08:19 AM
D. SNAP-Ed Healthy Eating, Active Living Project DRAFT contractD. SNAP-Ed Healthy Eating Active Living Project DRAFT contract.docx.pdfpdf299 KB04/09/2024 04:27 PM
E. SNAP-Ed Healthy Eating and Active Living Draft Score ToolE. SNAP-Ed Healthy Eating and Active Living Draft Score Tool.pdfpdf113 KB04/09/2024 04:28 PM
F. SNAP-Ed Site Eligibility Request FormF. SNAP-Ed Site Eligibility Request Form.docxdocx41 KB04/09/2024 04:29 PM
G. Healthy Eating and Active Living Community Implementation StrategiesG. Healthy Eating and Active Living Community Implementation Strategies.pdfpdf952 KB04/09/2024 04:29 PM
H. Nutrition Healthy Eating and Active Living Policy Systems and Environmental Changes H. Nutrition Healthy Eating and Active Living Policy Systems and Environmental Changes .pdfpdf42 KB04/09/2024 04:30 PM
I. Physical Activity_ Healthy Eating and Active Living Policy Systems and Environmental Changes I. Physical Activity_ Healthy Eating and Active Living Policy Systems and Environmental Changes .pdfpdf39 KB04/09/2024 04:30 PM
J. Applicants Conference.pdfJ. Applicants Conference.pdfpdf48 KB04/24/2024 04:12 PM
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Questions
Submitted DateQuestionAnswer
Apr 18, 2024 11:04 AMIf a site is CEP eligible, does that automatically qualify the site? SNAP-Ed programming and projects must serve and be directed towards individuals and/or families who have household incomes at or below 185% of the FPL. Please see the SNAP-Ed site eligibility form, Attachment F to determine eligibility.
Apr 24, 2024 11:57 AMThe RFP notes that infrastructure is not an allowable expense, however, utilities are allowable. Would the expense of extending a city water line to a community garden be an allowable expense?No
Apr 24, 2024 5:02 PMAre specific towns/cities eligible based on zip-code data that will be reviewed or is it primarily based on the population to be served?Please see the SNAP-Ed site eligibility form, Attachment F to determine eligibility.
Apr 25, 2024 8:16 AMWe would like more confirmation on allowable budget items. Will the grant pay for items such as: adaptive handcycle, adapted snowshoes, adaptive golf cart, sidewalk connections, curb cuts, paint for crosswalks, benches for seating, concrete pads and installation, signage and paying for striping of parking lots for accessible parking. Bike racks, bus shelter accessible seating. Exercise equipment for evidence-based programs for seniors such as exercise mats, free weights, pool supplies. Training costs and curriculum for evidence-based exercise programs. Supplies for creating a storywalk, sensory path and wayfinding signs. Items for community gardens such as soil, cages, lumber, hoses, plants. Food pantry display bins, signage and items for concession stands to prepare healthier foods. Please see section 2.03 Scope of Work for SNAP-Ed guidance on costs. Specifics regarding allowable budget items can be found in the SNAP-Ed guidance, pages 105-109.
Apr 29, 2024 1:17 PMDo you have to create a new coalition, or can you expand on an existing coalition?You can do either.
Apr 29, 2024 1:18 PMWhat is the definition of a coalition?A coalition is a group of individuals and organizations that commit to joint action in adopting practices, supports and/or standards, typically for a longer period of time.
Apr 29, 2024 1:19 PMThe proposed program must be evidence based, correct?Yes, only evidence-based strategies listed in Attachment G will be allowed.
Apr 29, 2024 1:19 PMWill projects awarded meet through the planning and implementation period to be able to learn and expand from additional projects or will the award be granted and then report results at the end of award year(s)? Will reporting be happening quarterly or at the end of the year?Reporting will occur quarterly. Technical assistance is anticipated to occur quarterly and will be provided by HHS staff and/or an outside evaluator working with HHS. Additionally, HHS anticipates other meetings that will include topics such as reporting, evaluation and professional development. The project director and the project coordinator must attend an in-person meeting, which is expected to be one to two days in the Des Moines area each year.
Apr 29, 2024 1:20 PMThis is up to 20,000 per year, correct? So a total of 60,000 maximum over the 3 year period?Yes.
Apr 29, 2024 1:21 PMWill you be able to put into Iowa Grant the criteria for SNAP-Ed. Can it benefit the general population or just the SNAP-Ed individuals?Funding for this RFP comes from USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) and projects must include and be targeted at individuals that are income eligible or participate in SNAP. See Attachment F to determine eligibility.
Apr 29, 2024 1:22 PMHow many total projects will be awarded?Four projects will be awarded.
May 2, 2024 1:31 PMIf a community has an active coalition(s) with working groups and many allowable PSE interventions currently in development, underway, or in place, could the community use funding so that year one is spent in assessment and development phases to allow the community coalition(s) to build direction, capacity, and consensus on how funding would be used locally? Is a clearly identified PSE intervention required prior to the start of year one of this grant?Yes, please reference section 2.01 Background and 2.03 Scope of Work. No, please reference SNAP-Ed Healthy Eating and Active Living Work Plan form.
May 2, 2024 1:45 PMAre specific towns/cities eligible based on zip-code data that will be reviewed or is it primarily based on the population to be served?SNAP-Ed eligibility is based on population data from the site you are targeting and/or the area that surrounds the site. Eligible SNAP-Ed sites are sites/areas where 50% or more of their population are individuals/families who receive SNAP benefits or are eligible to receive SNAP benefits. Eligible sites can also be locations in close proximity to food, nutrition or other income assistance programs/sites that serve a similar audience (household incomes at or below 185% of the FPL).
May 2, 2024 2:26 PMAre specific towns/cities eligible based on zip-code data that will be reviewed or is it primarily based on the population to be served?SNAP-Ed eligibility is based on population data from the site you are targeting and/or the area that surrounds the site. Eligible SNAP-Ed sites are sites/areas where 50% or more of their population are individuals/families who receive SNAP benefits or are eligible to receive SNAP benefits. Eligible sites can also be locations in close proximity to food, nutrition or other income assistance programs/sites that serve a similar audience (household incomes at or below 185% of the FPL).
May 3, 2024 4:13 PMIs the site referenced in the Eligibility Request Form the applicant's specific address where the program will be managed out of or the community being served?It should be the site where the intervention is taking place or being targeted, not the applicantís address.
May 14, 2024 11:52 AMOne of the healthy eating and active living strategies outlined in the RFP is to 'support or promote participation in nutrition incentive programs.' For this strategy, could grant funding be used to purchase fresh produce boxes for the nutrition incentive program? No. Please see section 2.03 Scope of Work for SNAP-Ed guidance on costs. Specifics regarding allowable budget items can be found in the SNAP-Ed guidance, page 102.
May 15, 2024 1:47 PMRelated to the SNAP-Ed Eligibility Request Form "F". Does this form need to be submitted before applying for the grant to confirm eligibility? If so, where do we send it? Also, does the "site address" in the form refer to the city where the project will take place or specific location such as a community garden, farmers market, etc. that will be the project focus. What if the project includes multiple locations?No, the Site Eligibility Form should be submitted with the application. The site address should be the specific location where the project will take place. Every site where you will be doing work will need to be a qualified site or have a clear connection to how the site is serving or reaching eligible audiences. Complete one site eligibility form for each site.
May 17, 2024 5:02 PMIs this funding opportunity geared towards adults only? If adults only, is it older adults only? Please provide precise age ranges for populations to be impacted. Can this opportunity be used to impact PSE for children and adults?Submitted after Open questions closed 05-15-2024. A response will not be posted.