Deadline: 28 February 2017
United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is currently accepting applications for Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Web-based Nutrition Education Evaluation and Reporting System Project (EFNEP-WebNEERS), for the maintenance, continuous improvement, and further development of the Web-based Nutrition Education Evaluation and Reporting System for EFNEP (WebNEERS). WebNEERS captures the impacts of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), and to a lesser extent other nutrition education programs, such as the Supplemental Food Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) as conducted by the land-grant universities.
The purpose of the EFNEP-WebNEERS cooperative agreement is to:
- fund the maintenance of security and ease of use of the current Web-based Nutrition Education Evaluation and Reporting System by all users
- improve functionality; and
- further develop the Web-based Nutrition Education Evaluation and Reporting System for EFNEP (WebNEERS) to align with advances in program direction.
The program areas may include, but is not limited to:
- Analyzing system requirements
- Migrating system data, while ensuring minimal disruption to users
- Maintaining program code and documentation of all project development components and system maintenance procedures
- Leading and co-leading ad hoc workgroups, and engaging with leaders of the respective program initiatives, to consider their application into WebNEERS, where appropriate
- Innovating and continuing development and testing of new features to meet federal and partner needs for ongoing EFNEP evaluation, reporting, and technical support
- Maintaining user manuals
- Creating/offering training opportunities for users
The anticipated amount available for an EFNEP-WebNEERS cooperative agreement is approximately $900,000 available to the project over a five-year period. The amount available in FY 2017 is approximately $180,000.
Eligible entities include universities and higher education institutions based in the United States.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
Eligible Country: U.S.
For more information, please visit Grants.gov.