The Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) is a State Implementing Agency of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for the education component of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed). MFF offers competitive grants to conduct SNAP-Ed programming throughout the state of Michigan.
Grant proposals are solicited annually for one year of funding. In addition, funding may be awarded annually to programs that build local capacity to deliver SNAP-Ed interventions, that reach underserved audiences, or that establish programs relevant to Michigan communities. This funding stream follows the federal fiscal year. Awards are made on a reimbursement basis for pre-approved expenditures.
SNAP-Ed requests for proposals (RFPs) are released in February, are due in April, and are provisionally awarded in June for program funding beginning October 1st. Requests for applications (RFAs) for capacity building programs or for reaching underserved audiences are issued in December for short-term awards beginning in February.
Michigan organizations are eligible to submit an RFP or an RFA if they serve SNAP-Ed qualified audiences (based on income or location criteria) or reach Michigan residents who qualify for SNAP.
Proposals are reviewed by a panel of state and national experts. Both grant opportunities are posted on the MFF website and are also distributed via partners and social media outlets.