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Child Nutrition State Administrative Expense Funds

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This Instruction is:

A. An index to policies and procedures relating to child nutrition SAE funds.

B. Intended for use by the FNS and SA officials.

C. Divided into several sections covering the SAE funds process, allowable costs, SFR, special funding issues, and references in other sources.

While some policies are set forth in this Instruction, the primary purpose is to guide the user to the appropriate source or document for more information This approach was selected to prevent duplication of policies and procedures already firmly established and described in other sources (e.g., program regulations, legislation, or guidance), and to create a comprehensive, but not unwieldy, Instruction covering SAE issues. SA's should consult their respective FNSRO's when questions arise or if they need copies of any of the materials cited for further reference.


A. Legislation. Section 7 of the CNA requires that the USDA make funds available to the states for their administrative costs incurred in connection with the NSLP, SBP, SMP, and CCFP. States are also authorized to use SAE funds allocated to them urger this section for costs incurred in administering the FDP. This legislation prescribes formulas for use by USDA in allocating SAE funds to states.

B. Regulations

1. 7 CFR Part 235 sets forth regulations to implement Section 7 of the CNA.

Updated: 02/05/1988

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.