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regard to their age, if participating in a center or home where the majority of children are 18 years of age or younger. In addition, the Program is available to children in emergency shelters through the age of 18. In after school care programs, reimbursement is available for snacks (and suppers in eight States) served to children through age 18. In adult day care centers, functionally impaired adults 18 years of age and older and adults 60 years of age and older who are not residents of an institution are eligible. Meals must meet minimum requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Federal program funds for the Child and Adult Care Food Program are provided to each State agency in a Child Nutrition block grant along with program funds for the School Breakfast Program, the Special Milk Program for Children, the Summer Food Service Program for Children, and the National School Lunch Program. Congress has given some leeway to States to determine how this block of money will actually be allocated among these programs at the State level based on program needs.

Applicant Eligibility:

The State or U.S. Territory agency applies for, and signs an annual agreement to receive Federal funds for disbursement. In Virginia, where the State does not administer the program, institutions may receive funds directly from USDA. If the institution is a school food authority that operates another Child Nutrition Program (NSLP, SMP, SBP, SFSP), the institution must have a single, permanent agreement with the State agency.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Approved institutions providing nonresidential day care services may participate in the program. Emergency shelters which provide shelter and meals to homeless children are eligible. Eligible public and nonprofit private organizations may include day care centers, outside-school-hours care centers, settlement houses, family and group day care homes, Head Start programs, and institutions providing day care services to children with disabilities. Private for-profit centers may also participate if at least 25 percent of the children in care (enrolled or licensed capacity, whichever is less) are eligible for free or reduced price school meals or receive benefits under Title XX Also eligible for participation are nonprofit centers which provide nonresidential adult day care, and private for-profit adult day care centers which receive compensation under Title XIX or Title XX, if not less than 25 percent of their enrolled eligible adults receive benefits under Title XIX, Title XX, or a combination of Title XIX and Title XX. Any eligible institution may participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program upon request with State agency approval. Credentials/Documentation:

The allow ability of costs incurred by States in administering the program will be determined in accordance with USDA Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations (7 CFR Part 3016 and 3019). Applicant organizations must furnish evidence of tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. This requirement does not apply to public agencies or proprietary institutions. Preapplication Coordination:

This program is subject to the provisions of E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process required by the State. Application Procedure:

Institutions apply to the responsible State agency. In Virginia, where the State does not administer the program, the application is directed to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Mid-Atlantic Regional Office. This program is subject to the provisions of USDA Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations (7 CFR Parts 3016 and 3019).

Award Procedure:

When the application is approved, the institution signs an annual agreement with the administering agency.

Deadlines:

None.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:

Not applicable to States. States must approve or disapprove an application from an institution within 30 calendar days after receipt of a completed application. Appeals:

The administering agency must provide a hearing procedure for local institution (i.e., center and sponsoring organization) grievances.

Renewals:

Not less frequently than every three years. Formula and Matching Requirements:

Program funds are provided to the States through letters of credit to reimburse institutions for costs of food service operations, including administrative expenses. Appropriate rates of reimbursement, multiplied by the number of meals served to enrolled participants, represent the basic program payment that an institution receives for each meal served. The assigned rates of reimbursement are adjusted annually on July 1. For child care centers, adult day care centers, and emergency shelters for homeless children, the annual adjustment reflects changes in the Food Away from Home series of Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers. For day care homes, the adjustment reflects changes in the Food at Home series of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers. Donated foods or cash in lieu of donated foods are also

made available. Program payments to child care or adult day care centers
depend on the number and types of meals served to enrolled participants,
multiplied by the appropriate rate of reimbursement. Rates for meals served to
enrolled children and eligible adults in day care centers are determined by the
participants' eligibility for free, reduced price, or paid meals using USDA
Income Eligibility Guidelines. All children through age 18 in eligible
emergency shelters receive free meals without application. After school care
programs, which must be located in low-income areas, are reimbursed at the free
rate for all snacks--and meals in the States of Missouri, Delaware, Michigan,
Pennsylvania, New York, Oregon, Illinois and West Virginia--served to children
through age 18. Sponsoring organizations of day care homes for children are
reimbursed at a graduated administrative rate based on the number of homes
they operate. The level of reimbursement for meals served to enrolled children
in day care homes is determined by economic need based on either the location
of the day care home; or the income of the day care provider; or the income of
an individual child's household. Meals served in day care homes to the provider's
own children are reimbursable only if those children are determined eligible for
free and reduced price meals, and at least one other nonresidential child is
participating in the meal service. The reimbursement for food service is passed
on by sponsoring organizations to the day care home providers under their
auspices. This program does not have maintenance of effort (MOE)
requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
For the period covered by the agreement.
Reports:

Institutions file monthly reports on program operations to claim reimbursement for meals served and must submit final meal claims no later than 60 days after the claiming month. States, then, must submit final program reports to FNS no later than 90 days after the claiming month.

Audits:

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," States and Local Governments, and Nonprofit organizations that expend $500,000 or more under Federal awards within any fiscal year shall have either a single audit or (in certain cases) a program specific audit made for that year. Audits may be conducted less frequently under conditions specified in OMB Circular No. A133. For-profit institutions are subject to audit by their administering State agencies.

Records:

Institutions must maintain full and accurate records of program operations for a period of 3 years after the end of the fiscal year to which they pertain. However, where there are unresolved audit findings, records must be retained until there is satisfactory resolution of audit issues. Account Identification:

12-3539-0-1-605.

Obligations:

(Grants) FY 07 $2,303,732,494; FY 08 est $2,286,629,000; and FY 09 est $2,386,780,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

State grants vary according to participation in the program. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

None.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

7 CFR Part 226 Regulations and the Child and Adult Care Food Program fact sheet are available at no charge. Administrative and nutrition guidance is available at no charge to program participants from the administering agency. Regional or Local Office:

See Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office:

Director, Child Nutrition Division, Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, Alexandria, VA 22302. Contact: Cynthia Long, Director. Telephone: (703) 305-2590.

Web Site Address:

http://fns.usda.gov/cnd.

RELATED PROGRAMS:

10.553, School Breakfast Program; 10.555, National School Lunch Program; 10.556, Special Milk Program for Children; 10.559, Summer Food Service Program for Children; 93.600, Head Start.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

None.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: None.

10.559 SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

FEDERAL AGENCY:

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AUTHORIZATION:

Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, Sections 9, 13 and 14, as

amended, 42 U.S.C. 1758, 1761 and 1762a.

OBJECTIVES:

To assist States, through grants-in-aid and other means, to conduct nonprofit food service programs for low-income children during the summer months and at other approved times, when schools are out of session or are closed for vacation.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Formula Grants.

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Funds are made available for disbursement to eligible service institutions (sponsors) which provide free meals to children in areas where at least 50 percent of the children meet the income eligibility criteria for free and reduced price lunches. Meals may be served to children 18 and younger, and to individuals over 18 who participate in State approved school programs for persons with disabilities. The program generally operates during the months of May through September at site locations where regularly scheduled food services are provided for children. Sites may also participate in the program from September through May if the school is closed because of an emergency situation. Service institutions operating food programs for children on school vacation under a continuous year-round calendar may apply for participation in other months. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008 extends cost accounting procedures commonly known as the "Simplified" Summer Food Service Program to all sponsors in all States equals the maximum per meal reimbursement rater. Reimbursement may be paid for one meal and one snack or two meals per child each day. Camps and sites primarily serving children of migrant workers may be approved to serve up to three reimbursable meals each day. Meals must meet minimum requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Funds are also paid to participating State agencies for State administrative expenses related to employing personnel, including travel and related expenses, and to supervise and provide technical assistance to service institutions operating the program. Federal program funds for the Summer Food Service Program for Children are provided to each State agency in a Child Nutrition block grant along with program funds for the School Breakfast Program, the Special Milk Program for Children, the National School Lunch Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Congress has given some leeway to States to determine how this block of money will actually be allocated among these programs at the State level based on program needs. Applicant Eligibility:

The State or U.S. Territory agency applies for and signs an annual agreement to receive Federal funds for disbursement. Where the State does not administer the program, an applicant institution may sign an agreement and receive funds directly from USDA.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

A service institution that conducts a regularly scheduled program for children from areas in which poor economic conditions exist is eligible to participate in the program. Such institutions include public or private nonprofit school food authorities; public or private nonprofit colleges or universities operating the National Youth Sports Program during the months of May to September; and units of local, municipal, county, or State governments. Other private nonprofit organizations are eligible to participate under certain conditions. Service institutions which develop food service programs for children during school vacations under a continuous school calendar may also participate. Public or private nonprofit residential or nonresidential summer camps may also participate; however, at camps, reimbursement will only be paid for meals served to enrolled children who are individually determined to be eligible for free and reduced price school meals under USDA Income Eligibility Guidelines. Credentials/Documentation:

The allowability of costs incurred by States in administering the program will be determined in accordance with USDA Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations (7 CFR Parts 3016 and 3019).

Preapplication Coordination:

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process required by the State.

Application Procedure:

Service institutions may apply directly to the responsible State administering agency. In Virginia where the State does not administer the program, the application is directed to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service regional office. This program is subject to the provisions of USDA's Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations (7 CFR Parts 3016 and 3019).

Award Procedure:

When an application is approved, the service institution (sponsor) enters into an agreement with the appropriate administering agency for the duration of summer program operations. If the institution is a school food authority that operates another Child Nutrition Program (NSLP, CACFP, SMP, or SBP) with the same administering agency, the institution must have a single, permanent agreement. Deadlines:

A State Management Administration Plan is due February 15. States establish the deadline date for sponsor applications; however, no applications can be

accepted after June 15.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:

Not applicable to States. States must render a decision within 30 calendar days of receipt of a complete and correct application from a service institution. If an incomplete application is received, the State agency shall notify the applicant within 15 days and provide technical assistance to complete the application. Appeals:

The administering agency must have a hearing procedure for local service institution grievances.

Renewals:

Annually.

Formula and Matching Requirements:

Program funds are earned by the States and institutions on a per meal reimbursement basis with rates adjusted annually on January 1, to reflect changes in the "Food Away from Home" series of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers. This program has no maintenance of effort (MOE) requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
For the period covered by the agreement.
Reports:

Service institutions file monthly reports on program operations to claim
reimbursement for meals served.

Audits:

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-profit Organizations," State and Local Governments, and Non-profit organizations that expend $500,000 or more under Federal awards within any fiscal year shall have either a single audit or (in certain cases) a program specific audit made for that year. Audits may be conducted less frequently under conditions specified in A-133. Records:

Service institutions must maintain full and accurate records of program operations for a period of 3 years after the end of the fiscal year to which they pertain. However, where there are unresolved audit findings, records must be retained until there is satisfactory resolution of the audit issues. Account Identification:

12-3539-0-1-605.

Obligations:

FY 07 $297,932,607; FY 08 est $312,637,000; and FY 09 est $328,934,000. Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

State grants vary according to participation in the program. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

None.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

7 CFR Part 225 regulations and the Summer Food Service Program fact sheet,

are available at no charge. Administrative and nutrition guidance is available at

no charge to program participants from the administering agency. Regional or Local Office:

See Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office:

Director, Child Nutrition Division, Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, Alexandria, VA 22302. Contact: Cynthia Long, Director. Telephone: (703) 305-2590.

Web Site Address:

http://fns.usda.gov/cnd.

RELATED PROGRAMS:

10.553, School Breakfast Program; 10.555, National School Lunch Program; 10.556, Special Milk Program for Children; 10.558, Child and Adult Care Food Program.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

None.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: None.

10.560 STATE ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES FOR CHILD NUTRITION

FEDERAL AGENCY:

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AUTHORIZATION:

Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1776, 1779. OBJECTIVES:

To provide each State agency with funds for its administrative expenses in supervising and giving technical assistance to local schools, school districts and institutions in their conduct of Child Nutrition Programs. State agencies that administer the distribution of USDA donated commodities to schools or child or adult care institutions are also provided with State Administrative Expense (SAE) funds.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Formula Grants.

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

SAE funds must be used for purposes specified in the legislation, consistent with

the cost principles and constraints on allowable and unallowable costs, and indirect cost rates as prescribed in OMB Circular No. A-87. These funds may be used, under certain conditions, for the procurement of supplies, equipment, and services. Five FNS programs comprise the Child Nutrition grants to States funding block. Federal funds for State administrative expenses allocated to the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Special Milk Program for Children, the Summer Food Service Program for Children, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program are combined and provided to each State agency as a "block distribution." Congress has given some leeway to States to determine how this block of money will actually be allocated among these programs at the State level based on program administrative needs. Applicant Eligibility:

State agencies responsible for the conduct of Child Nutrition Programs, and agencies responsible for the distribution of USDA donated commodities to schools, and/or child or adult care institutions, including agencies in the U.S. Territories.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

State agencies responsible for the conduct of Child Nutrition Programs, and agencies responsible for the distribution of USDA donated commodities to schools, and/or child or adult care institutions, including agencies in the U.S. Territories.

Credentials/Documentation:

Costs are to be determined and documented in accordance with agency regulations (7 CFR 235) and USDA Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations (7 CFR Parts 3015 or 3016 and 3019).

Preapplication Coordination:

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Application Procedure:

The State agency enters into a written agreement with the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) on a form prescribed by the FNS. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency must be used for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Award Procedure:

Release of funds to a State agency is contingent upon receipt and approval of their plan for disbursement of SAE funds. A State agency must submit an initial Plan in fiscal year 1997 and their estimated funding needs for the duration of fiscal year 1997. Thereafter, in accordance with Public Law 104-193 which deleted the requirement for an annual plan unless there are substantive changes, a State agency would only submit revisions to the initial plan. Deadlines:

Data on additional funds needed or funds not needed and to be returned as applicable, are due by May 1 of each year.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:

None.

Appeals:

None.

Renewals:

Annually.

Formula and Matching Requirements:

For the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Special Milk Program, funds are allocated on the basis of an amount equal to one percent of the total funds used in the State for these programs during the second preceding year based on FNS program and fiscal data. However, no State receives less than $200,000 or the amount it received in fiscal year 1981, whichever is larger. For the Child and Adult Care Food Program, a sliding grant is made based on FNS program and fiscal data. In addition, the Secretary has discretionary authority to provide funds to States for program improvement, based on FNS program and fiscal data. The authorizing legislation which establishes eligibility for SAE funds is the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended, Section 7 (42 U.S.C. 1776). This program has a State Funding Requirement (SFR). See funding agency for details. Any reduction of funds from State sources below the fiscal year 1977 level will result in a withdrawal of Federal funds under this grant.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Funded each fiscal year during the period covered by the agreement. A State agency may carry over up to twenty percent of SAE funds allocated to it for obligation and expenditure during the succeeding fiscal year. Reports:

Each State agency shall submit quarterly financial status information on SAE funds on forms provided by FNS and will continue to report information on the use of SAE funds, after the end of the fiscal year to which they pertain, until all unpaid obligations have been liquidated.

Audits:

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-profit Organizations," State governments that expended $500,000 or more under Federal awards within any fiscal year

shall have either a single audit or (in certain cases) a program specific audit made for that year. Audits may be conducted less frequently under conditions specified in A-133.

Records:

Each State agency shall keep records on administrative expenses conforming with the applicable SAE plan and shall maintain current accounting records of SAE funds that shall adequately identify fund authorizations, obligations, unobligated balances, assets, liabilities, outlays, and income. Account Identification:

12-3539-0-1-605.

Obligations:

FY 07 $162,843,624; FY 08 $171,177,636; and FY 09 est $184,454,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
From $309,953 to $20,122,410; $3,153,719.
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

The availability of SAE funds has enabled State agencies to be more effective in
meeting their administrative responsibilities under the National School Lunch,
School Breakfast, Special Milk, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Food
Distribution Program.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Regulations 7 CFR Part 235, "State Administrative Expense Funds." Regional or Local Office:

See Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office:

Director, Child Nutrition Division, Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, Alexandria, VA 22302. Telephone: (703) 305-2590. Contact: Cynthia Long, Director.

Web Site Address:

http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd

RELATED PROGRAMS:

10.553, School Breakfast Program; 10.555, National School Lunch Program; 10.556, Special Milk Program for Children; 10.558, Child and Adult Care Food Program, 10.559 Summer Food Service Program.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

None.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: Not applicable.

10.561 STATE ADMINISTRATIVE MATCHING GRANTS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

FEDERAL AGENCY:

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AUTHORIZATION:

Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended, Section 16, Public Law 95-113, 91 Stat. 958, 7 U.S.C. 2025; Public Law 99-198, Public Law 105-33, Public Law 105185.

OBJECTIVES:

To provide Federal financial aid to State agencies for costs incurred to operate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Formally known as the Food Stamp Program.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
Formula Grants.

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

To provide Federal funding for administrative costs incurred by State and local agencies to operate SNAP. Unless authorized by Federal legislation, outlays charged to other Federal grants or to Federal contracts may not be considered as State agency costs. Submission of claims for payments of administrative costs shall be in accordance with 7 CFR 277 of the SNAP Regulations.

Applicant Eligibility:

Agreements are between USDA-FNS and State cooperators. (U.S. Territories qualify as States for grant purposes.)

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Agreements are between USDA-FNS and State cooperators. (U.S. Territories qualify as States for grant purposes.)

Credentials/Documentation:

Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments, 7 CFR 277, and cost allocation plans negotiated by a cognizant Federal agency for State government.

Preapplication Coordination:

No preapplication forms are required. A plan of operation must be submitted by the State agency prior to approval for funding. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102, as implemented by 7 CFR part 3016, must be used for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

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Annually, as of October 1.

Formula and Matching Requirements:

Federal agency funds 50 percent of State administrative costs, including the costs of SNAP benefit fraud investigations and prosecutions costs of developing certain computer systems as provided for in 7 CFR 277, and the cost incurred in the verification of alien status. Administrative cost-sharing is authorized by Section 16 of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2025). By April 1, 1987 all States were to implement an Employment Training (E&T) Program mandated by Public Law 99-198. States' E&T programs are funded by individual grants requiring no State matching; should a State's costs exceed the grant allocation, additional funding is available on a 50 percent basis. The Federal agency shall also pay 50 percent of States' costs of reimbursing participants' costs of dependent care as a result of E&T participation, not to exceed the applicable local market rate and other reimbursable participant expenses, not to exceed $25 per month per participant, and 50 percent of costs for case management or casework to facilitate the transition from economic dependency to selfsufficiency through work. The Balanced Budget Act (Public Law 105-33) provides additional funding for grants to States (which do not require a State match) for work/training programs generally targeted for non-working ablebodied adults without dependents. These funds were reduced by Public Law 105-185. Nutrition education grants (authorized by Public Law 105-33 to private nonprofit organizations or State agencies are available with the Federal share of costs limited to 50 percent.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Annually by fiscal year.

Reports:

Reports are submitted as required by 7 CFR Parts 272 and 277. Audits:

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, "Audits of State Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," State and local government, and Nonprofit organizations that expend Federal financial assistance of $500,000 or more within any fiscal year shall have either a single audit or (in certain cases) a program specific audit made for that year. Audits may be conducted less frequently under conditions specified in OMB Circular No. A133.

Records:

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all records pertinent to a grant program shall be retained for a period of 3 years. Additionally, those record retention requirements outlined in 7 CFR Part 3016, apply to this program.

Account Identification:

12-3505-0-1-605.

Obligations:

(Grants) FY 07 $2,508,553,167; FY 08 est $2,620,000,000; and FY 09 est $2,723,000,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

$1.7 million to $491.2 million: $51.4 million in FY 07.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Paid approximately 50 percent of State administrative cost of providing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

7 CFR Parts 275, 276, 277 and 3016.

Regional or Local Office:

See Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office:

Associate Administrator, Special Nutrition Assistance Program, Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, Alexandria, VA 22302. Contact: Jessica Shahin, Acting Associate Administrator, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Telephone: (703) 305-2026.

Web Site Address:

http://www.fns.usda.gov/fsp/.

RELATED PROGRAMS:

10.551, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

None.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

None.

10.565 COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM FEDERAL AGENCY:

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AUTHORIZATION:

Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973, Section 4(a) and 5, as amended, Public Law 93-86, 7 U.S.C. 612c (note); Food and Agriculture Act of 1977, as amended, Public Law 95-113, 91 Stat. 980; Public Law 97-98, 95 Stat. 1293; Public Law 98-8, 97 Stat. 35; Public Law 98-92, 97 Stat. 611; Public Law 99-198, 99 Stat. 1590; Public Law 100-202; Public Law 101-624, 101 Stat. 3806; Public Law 104-127, 110 Stat. 1028; Public Law 107-171. OBJECTIVES:

To improve the health and nutritional status of low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age of 6, and elderly persons age 60 years and older through the donation of supplemental foods. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods; Formula Grants. USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Administrative grants are made to State agencies, Indian tribes or tribal organizations recognized by the Department of the Interior, or, the appropriate area office of the Indian Health Service of the Department of Health and Human Services. These agencies distribute funds to participating local public or private nonprofit agencies. Federal funding for administrative costs may only be used in making these donated foods and nutrition education available to eligible beneficiaries. Donated foods can only be made available to eligible beneficiaries and cannot be sold, exchanged, or otherwise disposed of without prior specific approval by the Department.

Applicant Eligibility:

Agreements are made between the Department and the State agency, an Indian tribe or tribal organization recognized by the Department of the Interior for the administration of the program ot the appropriate area office of the Indian Health Service of the Department of Health and Human Services. Beneficiary Eligibility:

To be certified as eligible to receive supplemental foods, each applicant must be categorically eligible as an infant, child up to age six, a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman, or an elderly person 60 years of age or older, residing in an area where the program operates. Women, infants, and children, must have income at or below 185 percent of Federal poverty income guidelines, or, at State discretion, be income eligible under existing Federal, State, or local food, health, or welfare programs for low-income persons. Women, infants or children who receive Special Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or Medicaid are considered automatically eligible for CSFP. Elderly persons must have income at or below 130 percent of Federal poverty income guidelines. States may require that participants be at nutritional risk, as determined by a physician or local agency staff. States may also require that an individual reside within the service area of the local agency at the time of application for CSFP benefits. However, States may not require that the individual reside within the area for any fixed period of time. Credentials/Documentation:

Participants are provided donated foods by local agency personnel or its designee. Costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR Part 225 (OMB Circular No. A-87) and 2 CFR Part 230 (OMB Circular No. A-122). Preapplication Coordination:

Application is made through submission of a State Plan as required by the Federal agency. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Application Procedure:

The State agency must require each agency that desires approval as a local agency, to submit an application that contains sufficient information to enable the State agency to make a determination of eligibility for that agency. Individual participants may apply for program benefits at an approved local agency.

Award Procedure:

Funds are awarded by the Department to State agencies in accordance with the priorities and funding formulas set forth in program regulations and legislation; State agencies, in turn, distribute administrative funds to the local level. Deadlines:

Approved State plans are considered permanent and updated as needed. A State plan for a new State seeking to participate in the program during the next FY is required by August 15.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:

A determination will be made within 30 days of submission of a completed plan. Appeals:

Local agency appeals: The State agency provides a hearing appeal procedure for a local agency adversely affected by a State agency action. The right to appeal is granted whenever an action would adversely affect participation. Individual participant appeals: The State agency provides a hearing appeal procedure for

any individual who receives an adverse action which may include the denial or discontinuance of program benefits, disqualification from the program, or a claim to repay the value of commodities received as the result of fraud. Renewals:

None.

Formula and Matching Requirements:

Administrative Funds: Public Law 107-171 requires the USDA to provide State agencies with a grant per assigned caseload slot to pay for administrative program costs. There are no Federal matching requirements. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Commodities are made available on an ongoing basis. Cash assistance is released annually each FY.

Reports:

Financial, Program, Inventory, and Civil Rights Reports must be submitted as required by FNS at a frequency prescribed by FNS. Audits:

In accordance with the provision of OMB Circular No. A-133, "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," State and local governments, and nonprofit organizations that expend Federal financial assistance of $500,000 or more within any FY must have either a single or (in certain cases) a program specific audit made for that year. Audits may be conducted less frequently under conditions specified in OMB Circular No. A-133.

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Beneficiary Eligibility:

Low-income individuals and families are eligible for benefits as determined by

the Commonwealth. Credentials/Documentation:

The Commonwealth is required to document the classes of households that receive benefits and the level of those benefits. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. Preapplication Coordination:

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in the Commonwealth for more information on the process the Commonwealth requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. Application Procedure:

The Commonwealth is required to submit an annual plan of operation to the Food and Nutrition Service for approval. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedure:

The Secretary of Agriculture designates the Commonwealth agency or agencies to operate the program upon submission of the request. Deadlines:

July 1 for plan submission.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:

None.

Appeals:
None.

Renewals:

Program continues once approved unless there is a substantial failure to comply with regulations or withdrawal on the part of the Commonwealth. Formula and Matching Requirements:

The Department of Agriculture pays 100 percent of the cost of benefits and 50 percent of administrative costs.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Assistance is available for one fiscal year at a time. Assistance is provided through the electronic transfer system, consistent with Treasury Fiscal Requirement Manual, Volume I, Part 6, Section 2030.

Reports:

The content and frequency of reports is specified by the Commonwealth's plan of operation.

Audits:

The Commonwealth is required to conduct an audit of expenditures at least once every two years, and is subject to audit by the Office of Inspector General, USDA. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, "Audits of State and Local Governments," State and local governments, that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more within any fiscal year shall have either a single audit or (in certain cases) a program specific audit made for that year. Audits may be conducted less frequently under conditions specified in A-133. Records:

The content and maintenance of records is specified by the Commonwealth's plan of operation.

Account Identification:

12-3505-0-1-605.

Obligations:

(Formula Grants) FY 07 $1,551,167,000; FY 08 $1,622,521,000; and FY 09 $1,677, 686,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

Not applicable; program is available to Puerto Rico only. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Not available at this time.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: 7 CFR 285.

Regional or Local Office:

Regional Administrator, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, Robbinsville, NJ 08691-1598. Contact: Yvette Jackson. Telephone: (609) 259-5025, FTS: (609) 259-5025. Headquarters Office:

Associate Administrator, Special Nutrition Assistance Program, Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, Alexandria, VA 22302. Contact:

Jessica Shahin, Acting Associate Administrator, Special Nutrition Assistance Program. Telephone: (703) 305-2026.

Web Site Address:

http://www.fns.usda.gov.

RELATED PROGRAMS:

10.551, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

None.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: None.

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