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WIC Special Project Innovation Grant (Cooperative Agreement) - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

Opportunity NumberUSDA-FNS-WSP-19
Opportunity TitleWIC Special Project Innovation Grant (Cooperative Agreement)
Opportunity CategoryDiscretionary
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Post DateJune 20, 2019 (Thursday)
Last Updated DateJune 25, 2019 (Tuesday)
Close DateAugust 20, 2019 (Tuesday)
Award AmountUp to $8,000,000 (total funding : $8,000,000)

Funding Detail Description

This RFA intends to select one academic or non-profit organization to establish a USDA “WIC Special Project Innovation Grant” or WSPI. The role of WSPI will be to award sub-grants to State and local WIC agencies to develop interactive tools and/or technical resources; modernize or redesign clinic processes, or develop other innovative solutions and program enhancements that improve customer service in WIC clinics; and ultimately, improve the WIC certification and eligibility determination process within Program rules. Projects (sub-grants) will in part build on and improve our understanding of the diverse personal experiences, perceptions, and attitudes of those eligible for WIC services and allow the Program to refine and enhance service delivery and customer service based on our understanding of the participant experience. Project strategies/solutions, suitable for implementation and testing, will be evaluated for their impact on clinic wait time, participant satisfaction, and other customer service related measures. The Grantee will manage the special projects (formerly known as WIC Special Project Grants) and work directly with WIC State and local agencies as they develop, implement, and evaluate new or innovative projects to meet the changing needs of WIC participants.

Funding Additional Information

Agency NameFood and Nutrition Service
Important Dates
Post DateJune 20, 2019 (Thursday)
Close DateAugust 20, 2019 (Tuesday)
Last Updated DateJune 25, 2019 (Tuesday)
Archive DateSeptember 19, 2019 (Thursday)
Awards Detail
Award Ceiling$8,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding$8,000,000
Expected Number Of Awards5
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo

CFDA Numbers

Next CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) numbers are associated to this grant.
  • 10.557 - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

Categories of Funding Activities

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Food and Nutrition

Category Explanation

  • No Additional Explanation Reported

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants

  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Others

Additional Information on Eligibility

  • This Request for Application (RFA) is open to all accredited institutions of higher education (colleges/universities), non-profit research entities, and non-profit organizations.

Grantor Contact Information

Grantor ContactTrinity Richardson
Grants Officer
Emailtrinity.richardson@usda.gov
(Grant Officer e-mail)