This is an announcement of funding, provided by ARP, for a one-time cooperative agreement with an accredited institution of higher education (college/university), nonprofit research entity, or other nonprofit organization with proven experience in State-level administrative data matching and interoperability. The recipient of this cooperative agreement, referred to in this document as the Grantee, must successfully complete the key objectives of this RFA outlined in the Key Objectives section below.
The successful Grantee funded through this announcement will accomplish three primary activities during the five-year project:
(1) Conduct a minimum of two competitive rounds of subgrant awards, making funding available to multiple WIC State agencies (“Conduct subgrant program(s) for WIC State agencies”) to implement referral data matching and outreach efforts;
(2) Provide pre-application technical assistance for WIC State agencies wishing to apply for subgrants and post-award technical assistance and guidance to subgrantees for the duration of all subgrant projects and collaborate with the FNS team working on WIC modernization and innovation efforts for additional support (“Provide technical assistance and guidance to subgrantees”); and
(3) Develop and apply an implementation and evaluation framework to assess the process, short-term, and intermediate-term outcomes of the overall project, including quantifying changes in WIC enrollment and participation rates among individuals enrolled in Medicaid and SNAP (“Evaluate overall project outcomes”).
For more information about the above activities, see Page 9 of the guidelines document in Supporting Documents, below.
For information about key objectives, see Page 14 of the guidelines document in Supporting Documents, below.
Estimated Total Program Funding: