Feb 14, 2005
Applications must be received on or before 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, February 14, 2005. Applications received after this date and time will not be considered for funding. In order to ensure timely receipt of applications by the deadline, applications can be delivered or mailed directly to FNS. Please mail or deliver one (1) original and two (2) copies of your application to Lynn Rodgers, Grants Officer, Grants Management Division, Food and Nutrition Service, Room 738, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22302. If you opt to mail your application, we strongly suggest using a mail delivery service that guarantees delivery and allows you to track delivery to FNS. As noted above, late applications will not be considered for funding. Also, emailed and faxed applications will not be accepted, and additions or revisions to applications already received will not be considered.
The original must bear the original signature of your authorized representative. The original must be ready for copying, i.e., single-sided, unstapled, unbound, single spaced and on 8 ?? by 11? paper in 12 point font. Your original and copies must be on white paper. We reserve the right to reject any application containing a narrative statement that is over 1 page in length (see explanation below in part VII). Thus, your complete proposal must consist of no more than a 1 page narrative statement for each problem identified/activity planned plus attachments that include information on the names of SFAs that will be reviewed or trained, and the number of schools within those SFAs, enrollment, etc. (see description of narrative statement below).
Additionally, there is a new requirement for applicants of Federal Government awards to have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. In case you were not notified, and if your agency has not yet obtained a number, you will need to contact Dun & Bradstreet at 1-800-234-3867 to register for a number. There is no charge to obtain a DUNS number. The DUNS number will serve as a means of tracking and identifying applications for Federal assistance and is required to be included on all applications for Federal assistance.
Contact Lynn Rodgers at (703) 305-2760 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the application.
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The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, P.L. 108-265, authorizes the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to award $4,000,000 beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2005 and for each of the following fiscal years through FY 2009, to State Agencies for administrative reviews and training of selected local educational agencies. The Food and Nutrition Service is soliciting proposals for funding from State Agencies that have identified local educational agencies that have demonstrated a high level of, or a high risk for administrative error. The purpose of this funding is to decrease administrative errors in those School Food Authorities and schools identified by their States as having problems or where problems are likely to arise. Funds authorized cannot be used to replace or augment funding allocated for existing review requirements. FNS will make every effort to award funding for the full amount requested by State Agencies that are chosen for award, but reserves the right to partially fund requests.
This solicitation seeks diverse proposals that identify local educational agencies that have had or are likely to experience administrative errors, and a list of reviews or training that would be conducted to address these errors. The proposals should include specific activities focused primarily on administrative reviews that would be carried out with the funds. The proposal can incorporate activities and training as long as it is directly related to the areas specified in the statute.
Who can apply:
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
Child Nutrition Discretionary Grants Limited Availability
Specific Information may be obtained by reading the released Request for Application
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Grants Management Division