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The FNS Discretionary Grant Application Process

Applications to obtain a discretionary grant from the Food and Nutrition Service may be completed either electronically or by paper.  

Electronic application must be submitted through the Grants.gov website.  This website is designed to be user-friendly and contains numerous support features.  Each opportunity listed in Grants.gov includes a forms package.  The software for using and submitting the forms is available at no charge.  Anyone may browse the Grants.gov website. In order to complete and submit an application for a grant, however, there are 6 steps that must first be performed:

  • You may review these steps by using the page that FNS has created:  ElecGrantProc.htm
If you would like to go directly to the Grants.gov website, you may click here ->   Clickable image for Grants.gov

All completed applications must be received by 5 P.M. Eastern time of the due date. Applications must be mailed to the attention of the Grant Officer/Contact Person at:

USDA-Food & Nutrition Service
3101 Park Center Drive, Room 732
Alexandria, VA 22302  

 FNS does not accept faxed or e-mailed applications. 


Last modified: 02/26/2013

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