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Cooperative Agreement to a USA Nonprofit, Research Entity, or IHE to Provide Support to State Agencies

WIC Enrollment via State-Level Referral Data Matching with SNAP and Medicaid


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Funding Source
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
CFDA Number: 10.557
Funding or PIN Number: USDA-FNS-WIC-ENROLLMENT-2023
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Important Dates
LOI Date: 05/31/23
Deadline: 06/28/23 11:59 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Cooperative agreement to a USA nonprofit organization, research entity, or institution of higher education to provide support to state agencies. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. The successful applicant will provide financial, technical, and evaluation support to WIC State agencies to implement referral data matching, with participant consent when required, and outreach efforts.

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.


  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Additional Eligibility Criteria
This Request for Applications (RFA) is open to all accredited institutions of higher education (colleges/universities), nonprofit research entities, and other nonprofit organizations with documented experience in State-level data matching and data interoperability efforts. There shall be a single Grantee, but the Grantee may partner with other organizations through subcontracting to meet RFA requirements.

Pre-Application Information
- Release Date: April 27, 2023
- Application Due Date: 11:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time (EST), June 28, 2023
- Anticipated Award Date: July 2023

Complete the following at least four weeks prior to submission:
- Obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI);
- Register in the System for Award Management (SAM); and,
- Register in

For this RFA, FNS will accept one application package per applicant.

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Term of Contract
Anticipated start dates and period of performance: August 2023; not to exceed 5 years.

Contact Information
For questions regarding this solicitation, please contact the Grant Officer at:

Grant Officer: Patrice Williams
Grant Officer, Grants and Fiscal Policy Division
U.S. Department of Agriculture, FNS
1320 Braddock Place, Suite 620
Alexandra, VA 22314

RFP & Supporting Documents
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