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.
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.
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- Intent to Apply Form
- Preparation Checklist Form
- Applicant Information/Assurances Form
- Partner Project Director Responsibilities Form
- Programming Summary/Statement of Work (Table 1)
- Program Sites & Memorandum of Understanding (Table 2)
- Fiscal Application Materials (Table 3)
- Indirect Cost Rate Agreement – Instructions p.10
- A-133 Audit – Instructions p.10
- Social Marketing Activities Form (required only if social marketing is included in proposal)
|Adult/Senior Track||Form||Track Description||Sample|
|School-Age Track||Form||Track Description||Sample|
|Preschool Track||Form||Track Description||Sample|
|Program Delivery Sites Report||***||Instructions||Sample|
|Memorandum of Understanding||Form||Instructions||Head Start Sample|
|Public Housing Sample|
|School District Sample|
|Senior Center Sample|
|Partner Match Letter & Questionnaire||Form||Instructions||Sample|
|Partner Match Summary||Form||Instructions||Sample|
|Staffing Chart & Budget||Form||Instructions||Salary Staff Sample|
|Wage Staff 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.
- FNS Cost Policy
- Evaluation Principles
- NEEDS Center
- 2010 Dietary Guidelines
- SNAP-Ed Connection
- PDE Free/Reduced Lunch Reports