TRADE MITIGATION PROGRAM OPERATIONAL FUNDS
CSFA Number: 444-80-2154
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
DCFS
Agency Contact
Davida Fanniel
217-782-0592
davida.fanniel@illinois.gov
Short Description
Trade Mitigation Funds for Trade Mitigation Foods. This food is being distributed through the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), which is the USDA's primary outlet for foods purchased through market support mechanisms. These foods are being provided to State agencies in addition to TEFAP entitlement and bonus foods. One hundred percent of these funds must be passed through by the State to their funded TEFAP Eligible Recipient Agencies (ERAs)
Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Food and Nutrition
Enabling Legislation
7 CFR 251.8 (e) Section IX of Instructions rev. 1 of TEFAP Admin. Cost to determine what type of costs are allowable.
Objectives and Goals
Funds are provided to State agencies to pass through to local agencies to cover operational costs incurred at the local level in the operation of the program. Funds may only be used for approved operational expenses. States may choose sites that distribute to low-income households and/or congregate sites that provide prepared meals to the needy. Allowable costs include warehousing, food delivery, participant certification, and other administrative costs.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Uses:
Commercial Warehouse
Common Carries for storage and transportation
Eligibility Requirements
Public or private non-profit organizations, such as food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens, which provide food assistance to low-income persons.
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Operational funds are allocated among the States on the basis of a formula determined by the Secretary of Agriculture that takes into account the amount of Trade Mitigation Program food ordered by each State. One hundred percent of these funds must be passed down to eligible recipient agencies.
Assistance Consideration
N/A
Post Assistance Requirements
N/A
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
N/A
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2019 : $784,000
FY 2020 : $1,568,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None