Administrative Publication No. (AP-044) 25 pp

February 2010

Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program, Fiscal 2010, Competitive Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program: Description and Application Process

he Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program (FANRP) of the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) announces the availability of funds and a request for applications to conduct research that focuses on USDA's domestic food assistance and nutrition programs. The three priority research areas are (1) Food Assistance and Children's Well-Being, (2) Interactions Between the Built Environment and Food Assistance Programs, and (3) Using Behavioral Economics and Incentives To Promote Child Nutrition. ERS will accept proposals under this program for funding levels, inclusive of indirect cost when applicable, between $100,000 and $400,000 (for the duration of the grant and/or the cooperative agreement, not to exceed 3 years). Total funding available for this research is approximately $2.2-$2.7 million. The deadline for proposal submission is April 12, 2010.

Keywords: Food assistance programs, children?s well-being, built environment, behavioral economics, incentives, SNAP, WIC, child nutrition programs, food security, low-income people, Competitive Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program

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