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Second Extension of Grant Period for State Administrative Funds to Implement New Meal Pattern Requirements

Last Published: 08/22/2014

This memorandum provides important information regarding the administrative funds provided to State agencies through Section 201 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.For each of the two fiscal years (FY), FY 2012 and FY 2013, $47 million was authorized to help State agencies implement new meal pattern requirements. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) extended the grant period in May 2013 (Memorandum SP39-2013) to provide State agencies an additional year to use these funds. However, as we approach the end of the extended grant period for the FY 2012 funds, many State agencies still have funds available while FNS continues to hear concerns that school food authorities (SFAs) need additional assistance with the new meal pattern requirements.

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