Commodity Supplemental Food Program
CSFA Number: 444-80-0667
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
DFCS
Agency Contact
Sue Couri
(217) 524-3354
sue.couri@illinois.gov
Short Description
The program objective is to improve the health and nutritional status of the elderly.

(a) The Federal awarding agency must notify the public of Federal programs in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA), maintained by the General Services Administration (GSA).

(1) The CFDA, or any OMB-designated replacement, is the single, authoritative, government-wide comprehensive source of Federal financial assistance program information produced by the executive branch of the Federal Government.

(2) The information that the Federal awarding agency must submit to GSA for approval by OMB is listed in paragraph (b) of this section. GSA must prescribe the format for the submission.

(3) The Federal awarding agency may not award Federal financial assistance without assigning it to a program that has been included in the CFDA as required in this section unless there are exigent circumstances requiring otherwise, such as timing requirements imposed by statute.
Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Food and Nutrition
Enabling Legislation
USDA FNS is authorized under Section 4(a) of the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973. CSFP serves low-income elderly people at least 60 years of age. The Agricultural Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-79, the 2014 Farm Bill) as enacted to phase out pregnant and breastfeeding women, other new mothers up to one year postpartum, infants, and children up to age six from the program.
Objectives and Goals
The IL Department of Human Services staff and facilities are not used to provide direction client services for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). Direct client services for this program are provided through nonprofit organizations. The Division of Family & Community Services has procured these services for a multi-year period through FY20 with satisfactory performance of the provider.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is designed to aid the elderly known to be at risk of malnutrition due to low income and poor health conditions. The programs goals are to improve the health and nutritional status of the elderly. The program provides supplemental foods (cheese, non-perishable fruit, vegetables, juice, meat/poultry or fish, instant nonfat dry milk, UHT milk, peanut butter, dry beans, pasta, rice and cereal. The elderly also receive nutrition education and other health services information.

USDA has assigned CSFP a caseload to serve 18,192 eligible elderly men and women in targeted areas in Illinois.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
The IL Department of Human Services staff and facilities are not used to provide direction client services for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). Direct client services for this program are provided through community based providers within Chicago/Cook County, East St. Louis and surrounding areas and southern Illinois areas in Union, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Alexander, Pulaski and Massac counties.
Eligibility Requirements
This renewal funding opportunity is limited to those public or private, not-for-profit community-based agencies who currently receive funding from the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Community Services for the implementation of CSFP described herein AND continue to meet the additional eligibility criteria below. Failure to provide the requested information as outlined in the NOFO to demonstrate these criteria are met will result in the application being removed from funding consideration.

Renewal eligible applicants may ONLY request funding to serve the service area for which they were awarded funding in FY2016. In NO case will more than one application be funded to serve the same service area.

The selected provider must be in a position to begin providing services on July 1, 2016 at 12:01 a.m.
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations; Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Through the Requests for Applications, the most highly qualified applicants were awarded an agreement for SFY16, with the possibility of four individual on-year renewals, subject to availability of funds and the satisfactory performance of the provider.

Providers are awarded funding based on their assigned CSFP caseload.
Assistance Consideration
Considerations are to the critical health of the elderly and the loss of federal funding if the providers are not awarded an agreement.
Post Assistance Requirements
Achieved caseload as measured by entering client data monthly into Federal reporting system.
Eligible clients receive nutrition education information/program.
Monthly inventory reports completed and submitted to DHS.
Monthly expenditure reports completed and submitted to DHS.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Federal Regulations, 7 CFR 247, requires the state to administer these services to receive federal funding.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $1,179,508
FY 2018 : $1,249,883
FY 2019 : $1,233,445
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
FCSYQ00667-FCSYQ00667CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF CHICAGO07/01/201906/30/2020919,885
FCSYQ00669-FCSYQ00669St. Louis Area Foodbank Inc07/01/201906/30/2020381,382
FCSYQ00668-FCSYQ00668Tri-State Foodbank07/01/201906/30/202045,169