SNAP Partnership Opportunity: Federal Fiscal Year 2017 and 2018

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is the new federal name for Food Stamps.

Nearly 1 in 5 Arizona households do not have enough food to last the month.  Solving the hunger crisis requires more than just one community agency, faith-based organization, food bank, or government entity’s commitment.

The SNAP Partnership offers a unique opportunity for your organization to join forces with a network of organizations committed to addressing hunger in Arizona through SNAP education and application assistance.  The partnership also allows you to have direct access to DES on behalf of those you serve, training and technical support to expand outreach, and a 40% reimbursement on all allowable activities and administrative expenses.

Join the Arizona Community Action Association (ACAA) and Arizona Department of Economic Security (ADES) to fight hunger and help families and individuals learn about and apply for SNAP!

SNAP PARTNERSHIP APPLICATION: Federal Fiscal Year 2018

The Federal Fiscal Year 2018 SNAP Community Partner (SCP) Application provides community- and faith-based organizations in the state of Arizona with the documents required to apply to the SNAP Partnership for October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.

Please submit your application via email to Celeste Plumlee at cplumlee@azcaa.org on or before April 30th, 2017. Applications will be processed in the order that they are submitted; there is no guarantee that applications submitted past the deadline will be processed in the same time frame as those submitted on time. ACAA will contact applicants if additional information or clarification is needed. If needed, applicants will be required to supply clarification on the application materials by the deadline requested by ACAA. In addition, please note that the number of applications approved may be subject to ACAA organizational capacity.

All organizations will be required to:
– Have a 501(c)(3) or government agency status
– Utilize non-federal funds when requesting reimbursement
– Complete all elements of the application (see note below)

Note: The following application form reductions will be effective beginning with SNAP Partnership applications for Federal Fiscal Year 2018:

  1. SCPs who have been members of the Partnership for both FFY 2016 and FFY 2017 are only required to submit:
    • An updated Budget Narrative;
    • An updated Program Line Item budget;
    • An updated Staffing budget; and
    • A new, executed MOU.
  1. SCPs who were new to the Partnership for FFY 2017 or are completely new to the Partnership will need to submit a full application package for FFY 2018.  This includes former partners who were not members in FFY 2017.

If any SCPs qualify for the reduced application need to update additional information (e.g. location listings, a change to their scope of work, etc.) you can pull the appropriate form and submit it along with the new budget documents.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria, ranked by priority.
The application documents that correspond to each criterion are listed in italics.

Program Design (50%): (Agency Scope of Work)
– Outreach Methodology and Innovation (unique models)
– Strength of programs outlined in the Scope of Work
– Goals for FFY2018
– Targeted areas and populations

Relevant Experience (25%): (Agency Description)
– Experience with outreach activities and working with low income populations
– Potential for SNAP to align with other programs
– Evaluation of past performance (if applicable)

Organization Capacity (15%): (Agency Description, W-9, Locations)
– Mission
– Organization Capacity and History

Completed Forms (10%): (Application Form and 3 Budget Documents)
– Reasonable, allowable, and clearly justified budget that supports program design
– Completed and full application documents required

SNAP Partnership Application Documents FFY 2018
Click to download the application documents for SNAP Partnership FFY 2018:

Part 1 – SNAP Partnership Application, Payee Form, MOU, and Assurances (FFY18)
Part 2 – SNAP Partnership Agency Description and Scope of Work (FFY18)
Part 3 – SNAP Partnership IRS Form W-9 (FFY18)
Part 4 – SNAP Partnership Locations Form (FFY18)
Part 5 – SNAP Partnership Staffing Budget (FFY18)
Part 6 – SNAP Partnership Budget Justification (FFY18)
Part 7 – SNAP Partnership Program Line Budget (FFY18)

DES Policy Memos
Read these memos to understand the limits on some budget items allowed for the SNAP Partnership grant
DES Cell Phone and Data Plan Policy
DES Travel Allowable Cost Policy
DES Staff Wages and Benefits Policy

 

SNAP PARTNERSHIP APPLICATION: Federal Fiscal Year 2017

ACAA is currently accepting a limited number of SNAP Partnership Applications for Federal Fiscal Year 2017 based on availability of funds.

The Federal Fiscal Year 2017 SNAP Community Partner Application provides community and faith based organizations in the state of Arizona with the documents required to apply to the SNAP Partnership for October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.

Please submit your application via email to Celeste Plumlee at cplumlee@azcaa.org on or before April 1st, 2016. Applications will be processed in the order that they are submitted; there is no guarantee that applications submitted past the deadline will be read. ACAA will contact applicants if additional information or clarification is needed. If needed, applicants will be required to supply clarification on the application materials by the deadline requested by ACAA. In addition, please note that the number of applications approved may be subject to ACAA organizational capacity.

All organizations will be required to:
– Have a 501(c)(3) or government agency status
– Utilize non-federal funds when requesting reimbursement
– Complete all elements of the application

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria, ranked by priority.
The application documents that correspond to each criterion are listed in italics.

Program Design (50%): (Agency Scope of Work)
– Outreach Methodology and Innovation (unique models
– Strength of programs outlined in the Scope of Work
– Goals for FFY2017
– Targeted areas and populations

Relevant Experience (25%): (Agency Description)
– Experience with outreach activities and working with low income populations
– Potential for SNAP to align with other programs
– Evaluation of past performance (if applicable)

Organization Capacity (15%): (Agency Description, W-9, Locations)
– Mission
– Organization Capacity and History

Completed Forms (10%): (Application Form and 3 Budget Documents)
– Reasonable, allowable, and clearly justified budget that supports program design
– Completed and full application documents required

SNAP Partnership Application Documents FFY 2017
Click to download the application documents for SNAP Partnership FFY 2017

Part 1 – SNAP Partnership Application (FFY17)_Final
Part 2 – SNAP Partnership Agency Description and Scope of Work (FFY17)_Final
Part 3 – SNAP Partnership IRS Form W-9 (FFY17)
Part 4 – SNAP Partnership Locations Form (FFY17)
Part 5 – SNAP Partnership Staffing Budget (FFY17)
Part 6 – SNAP Partnership Budget Justification (FFY17)_Final
Part 6 (SAMPLE) – SNAP Partnership Budget Justification (FFY17)
Part 7 – SNAP Partnership Program Line Budget (FFY17)

DES Policy Memos
Read these memos to understand the limits on some budget items allowed for the SNAP Partnership grant
DES Cell Phone and Data Plan Policy
DES Travel Allowable Cost Policy
DES Staff Wages and Benefits Policy

For a list of our Current SNAP Partners, click here: SNAP Partners 2016-2017
To view a general flyer about the Partnership, click here: SNAP Partnership General Info Flyer

If you have any questions about the SNAP Partnership or would like to learn more about opportunities to join, please contact Celeste Plumlee at cplumlee@azcaa.org.

USDA Information:

SNAP Outreach Plan Guidance

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov.

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