Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP Outreach
CSFA Number: 444-80-0676
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
DFCS
Agency Contact
Stephanie Bess
2177822166
stephanie.bess@illinois.gov
Short Description
Raise awareness of the nutrition benefits of SNAP, eligibility rules, and how to apply.
Correct myths and misperceptions about SNAP and enables potentially eligible people to make an informed decision on participation.

Complete pre-screening activities including basic eligibility questions, estimate potential eligibility for SNAP and benefits.

Conduct activities to assist current participants in maintaining program participation; projects may aim to increase retention rates of participants; support a client friendly environment; simplify applications or the application process; or educate persons who are losing TANF benefits about their possible continued eligibility for SNAP.

(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
Objectives and Goals
The contracted Provider is required to meet all standard terms, conditions and certifications as delineated in their approved SNAP Outreach Plan. In addition, the contracted Provider must execute the following deliverables:
Disseminate application and education materials on SNAP benefits to potentially-eligible persons in their service area.
Assist individuals in the application process for SNAP benefits.
Increase capacity of contractor staff to provide accurate, comprehensive information on SNAP by providing technical assistance, training and program development services.
Provide case management and/or follow-up assistance, when necessary, to SNAP applicants and recipients in the provision of ongoing assistance and the identification of outcomes and potential barriers.
Enhance partnerships with state-level SNAP administrators in the provision of ongoing assistance and the identification of outcomes and potential barriers.
Submit quarterly program outcome/measure reports by the 15th of the month: October, January, April, and July.
Submit monthly expenditure reports, based on 50% reimbursement of eligible program costs.
Submit annual close-out reports on assigned due date outlining program methodology and evaluation, major project outcomes as well as challenges and solutions developed.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
The SNAP Outreach Program is a 50% reimbursement pass-through program funded by USDA. The Provider under the SNAP Outreach Program will provide services to inform low-income households about the availability, eligibility requirements, application procedures and benefits of SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) in designated areas in the state.
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 Outreach, 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;
Assistance Consideration
100% of monthly expenditure documentation submitted to DHS.
 100% quarterly program outcome measure reports submitted to DHS by the 15th of the month: October, January, April and July.
 100% of annual close out reports submitted to DHS on assigned due date.
Post Assistance Requirements
 Monthly expenditure documentation submitted to DHS.
 Quarterly program outcome/measure reports submitted to DHS by the 15th of the month: October, January, April and July.
 Annual close out report submitted to DHS on assigned due date.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $2,000,000
FY 2018 : $2,000,000
FY 2019 : $2,000,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
FCSYK04010-FCSYK04010ILLINOIS COALITION FOR IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RIGHT07/01/201906/30/2020495,514
FCSYQ04965-FCSYQ04965CHICAGO BOARD OF EDUCATION07/01/201906/30/2020414,158
FCSYQ03497-FCSYQ03497Greater Chicago Food Depository07/01/201906/30/2020398,602
FCSYQ01413-FCSYQ01413CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF CHICAGO07/01/201906/30/2020240,000
FCSYQ01412-FCSYQ01412FEEDING ILLINOIS07/01/201906/30/2020218,784