FY 2018 Mid-Year Request for Applications (RFA) Capacity Building Projects

Funded projects run through February 2019.

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 FY18 RFA funded projects focus on:

  • Linking direct nutrition education and policy, systems, and environmental change (PSE) work;
  • Reaching new audiences and/or eligible participants in new settings; and
  • Using a multi-sector collaborative approach to achieve program goals and 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 Template – invoices are due by the 10th of each month, even if you have no expenses that month. Submit your invoice with supporting documentation through the MNN Partner Portal.
  • Monthly highlights – monthly highlights are 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 FY18.
  • And Justice for All posters must be visible to all participants during SNAP-Ed education and events.
  • ServSafe Training – all staff providing food tastings or cooking demonstrations must be supervised by a designated staff member who is ServSafe certified. Training is coordinated through MFF.
  • 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.
    • 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 project was funded in whole or in part by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Fitness Foundation.”