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Grant Opportunity ID
Department of Health
Grant Opportunity
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Contact Name
Danielle Quigley
Contact Email
Solicitation Profile
PLEASE NOTE: Addendum #1, dated 12/5/18, has been issued for this RFA. Please see full RFA for details.

The New York State Department of Health (Department) announces the availability of funding to implement the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). CSFP works to improve the health of low-income residents 60 years of age and older by supplementing their diets with nutritious foods provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Department is seeking applications from agencies to determine eligibility of applicants, manage participant caseload, receive and store USDA commodities, distribute supplemental foods, and provide nutrition education and health care referrals to eligible participants. Applicants may also apply for optional funding to receive, store, inventory and distribute $5.8 million per year in federally donated commodities (approximately 10 million pounds) delivered directly from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) throughout the year.

PLEASE NOTE: The Letter of Interest is not required; but it is strongly encouraged. Questions are due XXXX and answers will be posted on or about XXXX. There will be no Applicant Conference. Please see RFA for further information.
Full Announcement Details
Applications Due (Date / Time)
January 10, 2019 / 04:00 PM ET
Bidder's Conference(s)/Application Workshop(s)
None available
Anticipated Award DateFriday, June 07, 2019
Anticipated Initial Contract Length5 Years
Total Funding Available$23,500,000.00
Anticipated Amount of Award(s)
NarrativeThe Department anticipates awarding up to three (3) contracts to implement CSFP services in NYC and Long Island.
Letter of IntentOptional
Letter of Intent DueThursday, November 01, 2018
NarrativeSubmission of a letter of intent is not a requirement or obligation upon the applicant to submit an application in response to this RFA. Applications may be submitted without first having submitted a letter of intent.
Questions Due DateThursday, November 15, 2018
Questions and Answers NarrativeAll substantive questions must be submitted via email to, or in writing to the address below: Danielle Quigley, MS, RD, CDN Public Health Nutritionist 3 New York State Department of Health Division of Nutrition Bureau of Child and Adult Care Food Programs 150 Broadway, Suite 650 Albany, NY 12204-2719 To the degree possible, each inquiry should cite the RFA section and paragraph to which it refers. Written questions will be accepted until the date posted on the cover of this RFA. This includes Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) questions and questions pertaining to the MWBE forms.
Questions and Answers Posting TypeUpload
Questions and Answers Posting Date12/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
Questions and Answers Link or UploadClick here
Eligible ApplicantsNot-For-Profit, Governmental Entity, Tribal Organization
Target Population(s)Age - Adults, Other
Service Area(s) Health Services
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