SNAP-Ed Request for Applications

Mar 18, 2020

Spokane Regional Health District Seeking Applications for SNAP-Ed Projects

Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) program is seeking project applications from organizations that can deliver comprehensive and coordinated community-based nutrition education and/or obesity prevention projects with low-income audiences receiving and/or eligible for Basic Food. An informational webinar will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. PDT. The deadline for the grant applications will be on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. See below for more information on the webinar and to download the grant application and materials. SRHD hereby notifies all applicants that no person or organization shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual preference or national origin in consideration for an award issued pursuant to the advertisement. Minority organizations are encouraged to submit applications in response to this invitation.

FY 2021-2023 Request for Applications (RFA)

Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) SNAP-Ed is seeking applicants that are eager to create change in their community while simultaneously contributing to a larger body of SNAP-Ed work that achieves impact at regional and state levels. SRHD invites organizations that work with, or want to work with, people who are living with limited food and financial resources to submit an application for funding. If awarded, the funding will allow the applicant to plan and implement a SNAP-Ed project in their community that works to improve nutrition, physical activity, food security, and health equity for people and communities experiencing poverty.

All DOH SNAP-Ed funded projects must:

  • Comply with current USDA FNS SNAP-Ed Guidance,
  • Demonstrate how they address need(s) related to preventing obesity and improving food security, nutrition, and physical activity with low-income audiences in their community,
  • Address one or more Washington SNAP-Ed goals,
  • Include policy, systems, and environmental strategies, and
  • Follow DOH SNAP-Ed expectations for project design and additional requirements outlined in the sub-recipient statement of work.

Period of performance: October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2023 (3 years):

The period of performance is three (3) years. Funding awards are provided annually (year to year) and annual funding for SNAP-Ed depends on the availability of federal funding. Annual funding for each sub-recipient also depends on a satisfactory history of performance and use of funds during the previous year.

Background

All applicants are welcome to read through information listed below that can inform them about SNAP-Ed and inform their application:

Letter of Interest:

All interested applicants are encouraged to send SRHD a completed Letter of Interest to state their interest in applying for SRHD SNAP-Ed funds for FFY2021-2023. This letter is non-binding and not required, however it is helpful for DOH to keep track of who is interested and their contact information.

Download the Letter of Interest (Word) and submit to SRHD SNAP-Ed via email at snap-ed-rfa@srhd.org or mail to Attn: SRHD SNAP-Education, Spokane Regional Health District, 1101 W. College Ave., Room 240, Spokane, WA 99210.

Funding Availability:

  • Region 1: Estimated total award $1,237,208

The funding availability for the 10-county Region 1 is $1,237,208. This represents 70% of the total expected funding for the region of $1,767,440. SRHD will reserve approximately 20% for overall administration of the program. Program administration includes staff time, travel, goods, services, and administrative costs necessary to meet program needs and requirements. SRHD will reserve approximately 10% for region-wide project(s) that align with state guiding principles, goals and objectives and benefit local projects. This reserve will also support reimbursement to SNAP‑Ed providers in Region 1 for planning and implementation of region‑wide projects, networking opportunities, and/or regional trainings and meetings approved in advance.

SRHD as the Implementing Agency will not be conducting local project interventions in Spokane County.

Funding amounts are subject to change based on changes to administrative needs, changes to Washington SNAP‑Ed from the federal level, and changes to the amount of SNAP‑Ed funding that DSHS awards to SRHD each year.

Timeline: Here is a summary of the current timeline for the application period and related events. Dates and times may change and will be updated in this table. All applicants who send a Letter of Interest with contact information will receive an email update about changes to the timeline.

FFY2021-2023 RFA Materials

Letter of Interest Applicants are encouraged but not required to submit a Letter of Interest. A template is provided in Appendix C and in Word.
Accepted on a rolling basis until April 24, 2020 at 11:59 PM
Informational Webinar for applicants & interested community partners Join online: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting +1 509-495-1007   United States, Spokane (Toll) Conference ID: 798 725 959# (if you have not used Teams Meeting before, please test prior to joining)
April 2, 2020 at 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Last day to submit questions for response
April 24, 2020 at 11:59 PM
Last day to submit formal complaints to SRHD
April 24, 2020 at 11:59 PM
FUNDING APPLICATION FINAL DUE DATE
May 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM
Evaluation and scoring period
May 4, 2020 – May 15, 2020
Estimated notification of contract awards
May 29, 2020
Last day to submit formal protests to SRHD
June 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM
Complete sub-recipient agreements and SNAP-Ed State plan development
May 29, 2020 – June 30, 2020
Anticipated project start date
October 1, 2020

Applicants and interested community partners should download the FFY2021-2023 application materials and refer to the "Application Resources" for necessary reference materials that will help them complete their application.

Application Materials

Application Resources