Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP Education
CSFA Number: 444-80-0675
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
DFCS
Agency Contact
Stephanie Bess
217-782-2166
stephanie.bess@illinois.gov
Short Description
By September 30, 2016, 65% participants age 7 and over who participate in a minimum of direct education or messaging activities will be able to recall of at least one of the Dietary Guidelines messages, and 40% of participants who attend at least 3 classes/events will have reported an increase in at least one nutrition/dietary behavior.
By September 30, 2016, 75% of participants age 12 and over will have set a goal to increase physical activity, and 35% who have attended at least 3 classes/events will have increased their physical activity.
By September 30, 2016, 50% of organizations collaborating with SNAP-Ed in multi-layer interventions will have created a plan for improving nutrition practices

(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, governmentwide 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
2 CFR 416 Administrative Requirements for State and Local governments - SNAP-Ed
Objectives and Goals
SNAP-Ed will provide statewide, behaviorally focused, evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions, projects, or social marketing campaigns that are consistent with FNS mission and the goal and focus of SNAP-Ed. The provider must implement two or more of the following approaches:
 Individual or group-based nutrition education , health promotion and intervention strategies;
 Comprehensive, multi-level interventions; and
 Community and public health approaches

Activities must promote healthy food choices based on the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Therefore, messages delivered through SNAP-Ed should continue to be consistent with the Dietary Guidelines. All education interventions and activities must meet the terms and conditions as outlined in the approved SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Plan.

Target topic areas for the projects and activities may include:
Make half your plate fruits and vegetables, at least half your grains whole grains, and switch to fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products; Increase physical activity and reduce time spent in sedentary behaviors as part of a healthy lifestyle; and, maintain appropriate calorie balance during each stage of life--childhood, adolescence, adulthood, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and older age.
Additional Statewide partnerships and venues will be identified.
Provide updates to SNAP Education staff and DHS Nutrition Services staff after attending professional conferences.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
The Provider will provide statewide evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention activities to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients and other low-income households eligible to receive SNAP or other means-tested Federal assistance programs as well as individuals residing in communities with a significant low income population. SNAP-Ed is central to SNAPs efforts to improve nutrition and prevent or reduce diet-related chronic disease and obesity among SNAP recipients. The SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education goal is to help the SNAP-Ed target audience establish healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and its key recommendations and other U. S. Department of Agriculture/ Food and Nutrition Service (USDA/FNS) food guidance. Education must be provided following guidelines and recommendations outlined and approved by USDA and DHS and may include group nutrition education for adults and children, food/cooking demonstration, shopping tours, and other approved venues and education methods. Provider will work to maintain nutrition education in areas currently served while increasing service in areas under- or not served by adding new partners and new venues where SNAP participants and SNAP eligibles may frequent.
Eligibility Requirements
This FY17 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 SNAP Education, 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.

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
Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations;
Post Assistance Requirements
Each individual project should have a performance measure that determines the participants (percent attending) conviction/commitment to increase the likelihood that they will make healthy choices within a limited budget and choose active lifestyles consistent with the current location, number of participants, estimated/actual number of SNAP and/or SNAP eligible participants, age range, race/ethnicity, gender, education, language and other demographic information that may be collected at each educational offering for documentation in EARS.
100% of monthly expenditure documentation submitted to DHS
100% of quarterly reports submitted to DHS
EARS and Intervention/Project summary/evaluation
100% of Annual Narrative and EARS report submitted to DHS on assigned date.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $18,000,000
FY 2018 : $18,000,000
FY 2019 : $18,000,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
FCSYQ03623-FCSYQ03623THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOI07/01/201906/30/202015,875,313