Grant: $483,566 - Food and Nutrition Service - Mar. 12, 2009
No votes have been cast for this award yet
Award Description: The State of Washington Department of General Administration received funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to pay costs associated with the distribution of USDA foods donated for use in The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). Such costs include (but are not limited to) storage, transportation, handling, processing, and distribution of such foods' as well as costs associated with determining and verifying beneficiary eligibility, record keeping, auditing, and other administrative procedures required for program participation. To date, the State of Washington Department of General Administration has provided funds to organizations - such as food banks, community action agencies, food pantries, and soup kitchens - that administer the program at the local level. These local organizations also utilized these funds to assist with the retention/creation of jobs, purchase critical equipment to enhance distribution/program operations and repair equipment (forklifts, freezer's, trucks). Equipment purchases over $1,000 were approved by USDA-Western Region and purchases over $3,300 followed applicable state purchasing requirements.
Project Description: During the current reporting period, State of Washington Department of General Administration and its 21 subrecipients used TEFAP administrative funds provided through ARRA to handle TEFAP foods in preparation for ultimate distribution to program participants, which include persons living in households with incomes below the poverty level and the unemployed. 0% of the funds were used to administer the program at the State-level, while the remaining %100 was distributed to support local organizations, such as food banks, community action agencies, food pantries, and soup kitchens.
Jobs Summary: The State of Washington Department of General Administration's sub-recipients have hired and/or retained warehouse/driver positions. By hiring and retaining these employees, State of Washington Department of General Administration's sub-recipients have not only provided employment to .60 FTEs during these difficult economic times, but helped ensure that TEFAP food has been distributed in the most effective manner possible. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Completed
This award's data was last updated on Mar. 12, 2009. Help expand these official descriptions using the wiki below.
Funds from this award have been disbursed to sub-grantees. Click here to see a list of sub-grantees.
|Kittitas County Action Council||$13,451||ELLENSBURG||WA|
|VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA WESTERN WASHINGTON||$54,792||EVERETT||WA|
|Lower Columbia Community Action Council||$27,876||LONGVIEW||WA|
|Community Services of Moses Lake Inc||$38,759||MOSES LAKE||WA|
|Okanogan County Community Action Council||$16,044||OKANOGAN||WA|
|Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties||$87,303||LACEY||WA|
|OLYMPIC CMNTY ACTION PROGRAMS||$25,102||PORT TOWNSEND||WA|
|Helping Hands Food Bank Inc||$31,516||SEDRO WOOLLEY||WA|
|Second Harvest Food Bank of The Inland Northwest||$82,149||SPOKANE||WA|
|Emergency Food Network||$90,673||LAKEWOOD||WA|
|Coastal Community Action Program||$28,557||ABERDEEN||WA|
|Bellingham Food Bank Inc||$41,169||BELLINGHAM||WA|
|Cascade-Blue Mountain Food Share||$23,395||WALLA WALLA||WA|
|Rural Resources Community Action||$30,182||COLVILLE||WA|
|Opportunities Industrialization Center of Washington||$57,216||YAKIMA||WA|
|Western Territorial of The Salvation Army||$42,951||LONG BEACH||CA|
|Blue Mountain Action Council||$38,467||WALLA WALLA||WA|
|Chelan Douglas Community Action Council||$27,545||WENATCHEE||WA|
|Washington Gorge Action Programs||$17,750||BINGEN||WA|