FY 2017 Mid-Year Request for Applications (RFA) Capacity Building Projects

Funded projects run through February 2018.

The Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF), as a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) Implementing Agency, builds capacity statewide and implements pilot projects for efficient, effective, and innovative nutrition education and physical activity programming to meet needs in underserved areas and for priority underserved populations. The FY17 RFA funded projects focus on:

  • Delivering evidence-based SNAP-Ed interventions that currently are not widely used in MI with new audiences and/or in new venues;
  • Linking direct nutrition education and policy, systems, and environmental change (PSE) interventions; and
  • Using a multi-sector collaborative approach to not only achieve program goals but also establish a foundation for sustainability and long-term implementation.

Resources

  • SNAP-Ed Program Parameters –provides details about federal and state guidelines for implementing SNAP-Ed, including allowable and unallowable activities and purchases. Work with your Project Manager to ensure allowability before purchase.
  • Current travel rates (meals and mileage)
  • Invoice Templateinvoices are due by the 10th of each month, even if you have no expenses that month. Submit electronic copies with supporting documentation to your Project Manager.
  • Monthly highlights – monthly highlights due by the 10th of each month, submitted via Formstack. Contact your Project Manager for additional questions or details.
  • Civil Rights training is mandatory for all frontline SNAP-Ed staff and those who supervise frontline SNAP-Ed staff funded through the Michigan Fitness Foundation. “Frontline staff” refers to anyone who interacts with SNAP-Ed participants. Contact your Project Manager if you have already completed this training in FY17.
  • And Justice for All posters must be visible to all participants during SNAP-Ed education and events.
  • USDA Nondiscrimination Statement must be visible on all SNAP-Ed-funded materials including brochures, posters, training agendas, fact sheets, flyers, and more. Failing to use the Nondiscrimination Statement could result in items not being eligible for reimbursement.
    • New for FY17 Mid-Year RFA Funded Projects Only: You may use the short version of the Nondiscrimination Statement on materials listed above. Documents developed, adapted, or reprinted must have the following shortened Nondiscrimination Statement: “This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”
  • Credit should be provided to SNAP as a funding source on newly developed and reprinted materials: “This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP.”