|DATE:||February 23, 2007|
|POLICY MEMO:||SP 05-2007, CACFP 04-2007|
|SUBJECT:||Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 Reallocation of State Administrative Expense (SAE) Funds|
Special Nutrition Programs
Child Nutrition Programs
Food Distribution Programs
This memorandum and attachments provide information needed to conduct the FY 2007 reallocation of SAE funds. Reallocation is a formal process by which state agencies (SAs) can: (1) request additional SAE funds above their initial authorized funding level; or (2) return SAE funds they do not need.
Attachments A and B provide a detailed description of the reallocation process. Attachment A discusses the major considerations and guidelines for conducting the reallocation of SAE funds. Attachment B describes the specific roles and responsibilities of the SAs, ROs, and headquarters in conducting reallocation of SAE funds.
SA’s are asked to submit their request for reallocation to their respective RO by April 2, 2007, to facilitate the reallocation process. ROs will thoroughly evaluate the need for each request and recommend for approval only those that are essential to the administration of the Programs. RO requests are due to Headquarters no later than May 1, 2007. We will not begin the review and approval process for FY 2007 reallocation of SAE funds until after the May 1, 2007, deadline for submitting requests. Requests received after the May 1 deadline may be evaluated if funds are available.
Headquarters will notify ROs of the reallocation awards in late July 2007, unless additional information is needed from the SA or RO.
The SAE Funds Reallocation Report (FNS-525) form will be transmitted to each RO and may be returned to Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) headquarters, Child Nutrition Division (CND) via e-mail. SAs should contact their RO with any questions.
STANLEY C. GARNETT
Child Nutrition Division