FY 2014 Request for Partners (RFP)


Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Tracks (TRACKS) administers Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) for the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) in Pennsylvania. TRACKS is funded through USDA’s Food & Nutrition Service (FNS) and operates the program according to FNS SNAP-Ed Plan Guidance. TRACKS has specific nutrition education plans for three target audiences: adults/seniors, school-age children, and preschoolers.  Agencies serving low income individuals and families can submit annual applications for funding to provide nutrition education programming that aligns with one or more of these education plans.

The RFP for fiscal year 2014 (October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014) includes:


Notice of intent to apply must be received by the TRACKS office on or before Tuesday, January 22, 2012 @ noon.

Complete the Intent to Apply Form and submit by email to patracks@psu.edu or fax to 814-865-9046.


Completed RFP documents must be uploaded to the TRACKS Partner Portal (Portal) on or before Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 5:00pm.

Portal training will be conducted via webinar on January 29; applicants will receive a webinar invitation via email.  A recording will be posted on the TRACKS Partner Website (username and password needed). New users will be issued Portal login information after completing the training.  The TRACKS Management Entity (ME) recommends using Microsoft Internet Explorer to access the Portal. Other browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox and Safari, permit users to view basic site content, but may limit a user's ability to upload and edit documents.


Applicants are required to attend a proposal conference, scheduled by the ME, at the end of March or beginning of April 2013.


RFP General Information

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Adult/Senior Track Description

School-Age Track Description

Preschool Track Description

Application Materials

Table 1

Adult/Senior Track Form Track Description Sample
School-Age Track Form Track Description Sample
Preschool Track Form Track Description Sample


Table 2

Program Delivery Sites Report *** Instructions Sample
Memorandum of Understanding Form Instructions Head Start Sample
Public Housing Sample
School District Sample
Senior Center Sample


Table 3

Partner Match Letter & Questionnaire Form Instructions Sample
Optional Attachment
Space Calculation Form Instructions Sample
Partner Match Summary Form Instructions Sample
Staffing Chart & Budget Form Instructions Salary Staff Sample
Wage Staff Sample
Budget Sample
Budget Narrative Form Instructions Sample
Private Cash Donations Waiver Form Instructions Sample



Returning Partners must create their Program Delivery Sites Report in STARtracks.  New Applicants can contact the TRACKS Management Entity for a Program Delivery Sites Form.