Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Training Grant

Funding Agency:
US Department of Agriculture

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers 15 Federal nutrition assistance programs of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The mission of FNS is to reduce hunger and food insecurity in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and needy people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence. Among the programs that FNS administers are the Child Nutrition Programs (CNP), including the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), the Special Milk Program (SMP), and the Farm to School Program. Administered by State agencies, each of these programs helps to fight hunger and obesity by reimbursing organizations such as schools, child care centers, and after-school programs for providing healthy meals to children. 

This is an announcement of the availability of funds for one new cooperative agreement for a 2- year time-frame (September 2017 – August 2019) with an accredited public or private Academic Institute of Higher Learning, a Research, or Training Institution (i.e. entity that provides training such as a corporation or non-profit). The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) expects to fund a competitive cooperative agreement award of approximately $3 million in Fiscal Year 2017 to a qualified applicant to develop, design, promote, conduct, and evaluate a training initiative that will equip State agencies administering CACFP with the knowledge and skills necessary to then effectively train and provide technical assistance on key topics to CACFP operators (including CACFP institutions such as sponsoring organizations and/or independent centers as well as CACFP facilities including child care centers and day care homes). This award is contingent upon the availability of funds. FNS may fund this project, in whole or in part, without further competition, in this or subsequent fiscal years.

The training tools, resources, or programs developed under this grant should support the activities of those who administer CACFP and/or improve service delivery that ultimately benefits program participants.

 The overall goal of this project is for the selected applicant to plan, develop, design, promote, and ultimately execute and evaluate a training program that uses a tiered approach to equip State agencies with the knowledge and skills necessary to train their CACFP program operators (including CACFP institutions such as sponsoring organizations and/or independent centers as well as CACFP facilities including child care centers and day care homes) to effectively operate the CACFP at the local-level.

FNS will ONLY accept one application package per applicant and may elect to fund an organization’s application in its entirety or only a portion of the submitted application contained within an application, and/or may negotiate with proposed applicants to stay within available funding. 

  • Duke Internal Deadline: June 30, 2017
  • Sponsor Deadline: July 20, 2017

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Eligibility Requirements

This is a competitive, limited solicitation. Competition for the one cooperative agreement award to train State agencies in CACFP is only open to accredited public or private Academic Institute of Higher Learning, a Research, or Training Institutions. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have expertise in CACFP and/or have successfully implemented training initiatives with a child nutrition focus. 

Amount Description

The cooperative agreement will be awarded in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 on a competitive basis, and the total amount of funds to be awarded to the one cooperative agreement designee is approximately $3 million, contingent on the availability of Federal funds. Funding of this award will be provided through the Grant Award/Letter of Credit. The submission of an application does not guarantee funding. Additional funds for this grant project may be provided in this or subsequent fiscal years contingent upon the availability of Federal funds.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Curriculum Development
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.(Code ILN) https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ApVvmgXCk2Uj7AzWyDEJKQ2

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: https://ors.duke.edu/sites/default/files/Applicant Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

June 30, 2017

External Deadline

July 20, 2017