List of awarded grants for FY22 PTIGs
The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program allows the Secretary to provide funding opportunities to conduct and evaluate projects providing incentives to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by low-income consumers.
Video of the FY2021 kickoff call for the Process and Technology Improvements Grants.
A summary of the FY2021 Process and Technology Improvement Grant (PTIG) awards
On Aug. 4, 2021, USDA awarded approximately $3.6 million in Data and Technical Assistance grants to five states. These grants are intended to support the full range of needs state agencies may have related to the development, collection, reporting, analysis and use of SNAP E&T participant outcome data.
In September 2020, USDA awarded approximately $3.2 million in Data and Technical Assistance (DATA) grants to five states. These grants are intended to support the full range of needs state agencies may have related to the development, collection, reporting, analysis and use of SNAP E&T participant outcome data. Among other things, funds can be used for training and capacity building, including efforts to improve E&T data quality; information technology systems development to support the collection, reporting, and analysis of SNAP E&T data; and/or continuous program improvement of SNAP E&T programs.
Non-Competitive Grant Opportunity for States Using Automated Income Data Sources for Income Verification
The Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations bill provided FNS with $4 million for the purpose of evaluating state SNAP agencies’ usage of automated income data sources to verify income in determining household eligibility and benefit amounts. FNS will make available $2 million in FY 2020 and $2 million in FY 2021.
The USDA Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center at the University of Kentucky awarded $1.3 million in grants to help reduce child food insecurity by improving coordination among child nutrition programs in 17 rural communities.