FY 2019 Mid-Year Request for Applications (RFA) Capacity Building Projects

Funded projects run through February 2020.

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 FY19 RFA funded Building Local Capacity projects focus on linking direct nutrition education with policy, systems, and environmental change (PSE) interventions and using a multi-sector collaborative approach to achieve project goals and establish a foundation for sustainability and long-term implementation.

The FY19 RFA funded Enhancing the Evidence Base projects focus on enhancing the evidence base for interventions use with SNAP-Ed audiences.


  • SNAP-Ed Backgrounder – provides an overview of SNAP-Ed and SNAP-Ed in Michigan.
  • 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)
  • Invoices and other reporting will be submitted through the MNN Partner Portal.
  • 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 FY19.
  • 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.
  • Map to Healthy Living Update Portal Instructions – The M2HL Update Portal is the tool used to enter information about your SNAP-Ed program. This information is necessary in generating state and federal reports, determining gaps and opportunities in programming, and displaying program locations on the Map to Healthy Living (http://map2healthyliving.org/).
  • Survey Handling Guidelines – provides details about how to mail completed surveys to 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-Ed 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.”
  • Online Trainings – Online training webinars for both Capacity Building RFAs and also the organizations that have an RFA to enhance the evidence base of specific interventions. Refer to individual webinar descriptions for more information.