This is a reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved information collection that expired on Feb. 29, 2020. Due to statute, FNS is still legally required to collect the data in this information collection. Consequently, FNS has been collecting this information in violation of the Paperwork Reduction Act. With this reinstatement, FNS is requesting approval for the information collected in this collection.
The information collected is necessary to enable institutions wishing to participate in the CACFP to submit applications to the administering agencies, execute agreements with those agencies, and claim the reimbursement to which they are entitled by law. FNS and state agencies administering the program will use the collected information to ensure that institutions accept, as mandated by Congress, their responsibilities and liabilities in connection with the CACFP, provide the legal basis for their participation, and allow administering agencies to monitor these operations to ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements. FNS uses the information to conduct reviews that determine whether or not institutions are observing the requirements established by statute and regulation.