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ID: USDA-FNS-SNAP-HFMI-2024 • Type: Posted


Program Description:

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), authorized under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (Insert legislative citation for the FNA), as amended, is the cornerstone of the Nation's nutrition assistance safety net. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) certifies low-income Americans to participate in the program and authorizes and monitors retailers to accept SNAP benefits for eligible food products. Currently, around 40 million low-income Americans receive SNAP benefits, and more than 250,000 retailers are authorized to accept SNAP benefits.

Legislative Authority:

Section 4208 of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, P.L. 115-334, ( Farm Bill ) authorizes USDA, on a competitive basis, to enter cooperative agreements with governmental entities or nonprofit organizations to carry out Healthy Fluid Milk Incentives (HFMI) projects. The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024, [P. L. 118-42 provides $2,583,428 for HFMI for fiscal year (FY) 2024.

FNS announces, through this Request for Applications (RFA), the availability of $2,583,428 in total grant funding to award one cooperative agreement. Eligible entities who can submit applications include government agencies (State, local, territory, or tribal agencies) and non-profit organizations.

Key Requirement for FY 2024 Applicants: FNS is limiting proposals to project designs that will either

1.) Deliver HFMI incentives as an automatic discount at the point of purchase or

2) Through integration with State Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) systems to automatically deposit earned HFMI incentives onto SNAP households EBT cards (See Project Design on page 12 and in the scoring criteria on page 35 of the RFA).

Purpose and Key Objectives:

The primary purpose of the HFMI project is to develop and test methods to increase the purchase and consumption of qualifying fluid milk by SNAP households by providing them an incentive at the point of purchase at authorized retailer locations. Qualifying fluid milk includes all varieties of pasteurized cow's milk that (1) is without flavoring or sweeteners, (2) is consistent with the most recent dietary recommendations, (3) is packaged in liquid form, and (4) contains vitamins A and D at levels consistent with the Food and Drug Administration, State, and local standards for fluid milk.


Category of Funding
Food and Nutrition
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
On 6/25/24 Food and Nutrition Service posted grant opportunity USDA-FNS-SNAP-HFMI-2024 for SNAP HFMI 2024 with funding of $2.8 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 10.551 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It is expected that one grant will be made worth between $1 and $2.8 million.


Posted Date
June 25, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
Aug. 9, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 23 Days
Last Updated
July 12, 2024, 2:15 p.m. EDT
Archive Date
Oct. 9, 2024


Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
Eligible Applicants:Entities not meeting the eligibility definitions will be deemed ineligible and removed from competition without further consideration. The following are eligible entities, which are described in more detail below:•Governmental entities (State, local, territory, or tribal agencies)•All non-profit organizations must include their 501(c)(3) determination letter issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).A government entity is a State, local, territory, or tribal agency. A nonprofit entity is any organization or institution with IRS 501(c) status or accredited institutions of higher education, where no part of the net earnings benefit any private shareholder or individual. All applicant organizations must be domestic entities and shall be owned, operated, and located within the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, or the United States Virgin Islands. All applicants must demonstrate in their application that they are a domestic entity and either a government agency or a 501(c) non-profit organization. Each eligible applicant may only submit one application in response to this grant solicitation. Suspended or debarred organizations are ineligible to apply.In addition, applicants must meet the following requirements: (1) have experience in: (i) efforts to reduce food insecurity in the community, including food distribution, improving access to services, or coordinating services and programs; or (ii) experience with the SNAP program;(2) demonstrated competency to implement a project, provide fiscal accountability, collect data, and prepare reports and other necessary documentation; and (3) possess a demonstrated willingness to share information with researchers, evaluators, practitioners, and other interested parties, including a plan for dissemination of results to stakeholders (see page 40).

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Estimated Program Funding
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Carla Y Garcia Grant Officer
Email Description
Grant Officer
Contact Phone
(703) 305-2760


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