Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP)

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Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP)

HPNAP Eligibility
The New York State Department of Health’s Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP) was established in 1984 to improve the nutritional health status of the State's low-income citizens by reducing hunger, malnutrition, and nutritionally related illness. HPNAP, in partnership with organizations that serve the hungry, is dedicated to improving the health and nutritional status of people in need of food assistance by:

  • Providing funding and other support to enhance the accessibility and availability of safe and nutritious food and food related resources;
  • Developing and providing comprehensive nutrition education programs;
  • Monitoring and assessing customer needs and hunger-related issues to strengthen the program effectiveness; 
  • Empowering people to increase their independence from food assistance programs.

Updates for the 2021 - 2022 Grant Award Year:
Award Notifications & Grant Agreement Sent - June 27, 2021 
Grant Agreements Due (signed) at Food Bank - August 15, 2021 

HPNAP Operations Support and Equipment Awardees are invited to attend an informational webinar about the 2021 -2022 (current) year awards. Topics will include a short how-to for submitting documentation via electronic portal and instructions on completing this award years required documentation. To view recorded webinar, please click HERE.

To access Online Operations Support Documentation Portal, click HERE.

Paper Forms for 2021-2022 HPNAP Period 4 (for paper submission only):
2021-2022 Period 4 HPNAP Equipment Documentation Form
2021-2022 Period 4 HPNAP Operation Support Documentation Submission Form

2021 - 2022 HPNAP General Terms & Conditions