2012 Training Grant Application, Team Nutrition. Deadline to apply: 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on April 27, 2012 (grant specific deadlines apply, see critical dates below).
About: The purpose of this grant is for State agencies to expand and enhance their training programs that incorporate and implement the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA Foods in meals served under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). States must apply Team Nutrition’s three behavior-focused strategies in their proposals:
Provide training and technical assistance to school nutrition foodservice professionals to enable them to prepare and serve nutritious meals that appeal to students. Provide fun and interactive nutrition education for children, teachers, parents and others caregivers. Build school and community support for creating healthy school environments that are conducive to healthy eating and physical activity.
Critical Dates for 2012 Team Nutrition Training Grants: March 15, 2012 Intent to Submit an Application due to FNS April 27, 2012 Applications are due to FNS September 2012 TN Training Grants will be awarded
Who May Apply: State agencies that administer the NSLP and/or the CACFP may apply. Novice States: Novice States are those that have not received Team Nutrition Training Grants for the past 3 fiscal years. Novice applications will receive an additional 5 points. Funding and Duration: Up to $5.5 million is anticipated in Fiscal Year 2012 for TN Training Grants. Approximately $1.5 million will be set aside to provide non-competitive grants (up to $50,000) to every State agency that did not receive a non-competitive grant in FY 2011 and commits to specific strategies to increase the number of HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) applications submitted for approval. Up to $350,000 may be requested through a competitive grants process. Both competitive and non-competitive TN Training Grants will be funded for the period of September 30, 2012- September 30, 2014. Up to $350,000 may be requested per State agency to include both competitive and non-competitive grants. The submission of an application for a non-competitive grant guarantees funding provided the application meets all the required criteria. The submission of an application for a competitive grant does NOT guarantee funding for a competitive grant.
Funding for approved TN Training Grants will be provided through the Grant Award/Letter of Credit process, in the same manner as other Federal funds, upon receipt of a properly executed Federal-State TN Training Grant Agreement and subject to availability of funding. All TN Training Grant funds must be obligated.
Application Due Date: The completed application package must be uploaded on Grants.gov at or before 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on April 27, 2012.