Administrative Review and Training Grants (ART Method II) FY 2014-USDA-FNS

Quick Facts

Due DateMay 15, 2014 (Thursday)
Award Amount$ 75,000 - $ 1,500,000
Category of Funding ActivityFood and Nutrition
Eligible Applicants
  • State governments

Program Description

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-265) amended Section 22 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to establish a requirement that State agencies conduct additional administrative reviews of selected local educational agencies (LEAs). It also amended Section 7 of the Child Nutrition Act to provide funding for States to be used for administrative reviews and training of LEAs. Both of these requirements are focused on LEAs which have demonstrated a high level of, or a high risk for, administrative error. To assist State agencies in achieving these requirements, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has up to $4 million available in fiscal year (FY) 2014 to fund Method II Administrative Reviews and Training (ART) Grants for training and oversight. The grant funds will be available only to the 57 State agencies that administer the Child Nutrition Programs (CNPs), and are for the purpose of identifying, reviewing, monitoring and training LEAs that have demonstrated a high level of, or a high risk for, administrative error. FNS will make the funds available on a competitive basis. States may apply for a Planning grant or an Implementation grant, as described in Section IV, ART Method II Grant Types, in this Request for Applications (RFA), but not both. Accordingly, within approximately three weeks of this RFA's publication, FNS will conduct a webinar with all State agencies and FNS Regional offices to review the RFA and address questions regarding the application process. Notification of the webinar date, time and call-in information will be communicated to State agencies via the FNS Regional offices and the FNS Child Nutrition Division's PartnerWeb at https://www.partnerweb.usda.gov. The FY 2014 ART Method II Grant award process involves two types of awards: ?ART Method II Planning grants for awards up to $75,000, with grant periods of up to one year; and ?ART Method II Implementation grants for awards up to $1,500,000, with grant periods of one to three years.

General Information

Funding Opportunity Number2014
Funding Opportunity TitleAdministrative Review and Training Grants (ART Method II) FY 2014-USDA-FNS
Opportunity CategoryFood and Nutrition
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards5
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateFebruary 11, 2014 (Tuesday)
Application Due DateMay 15, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Archive DateJune 14, 2014 (Saturday)
Total Program Funding$ 4,000,000
Award Amount$ 75,000 - $ 1,500,000
CFDA Number
  • 10.579 - Child Nutrition Discretionary Grants Limited Availability

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Program Information WebsiteART Method 2 RFA and supporting documents USDA, FNS
ContactOffice: Food and Nutrition Service
Carla Garcia
Grant Officer
USDA, FNS

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