The authority for this collection is provided in Sections 7 and 10 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, 80 Stat. 888, 889, as amended (42 USC 1776, 1779). As required, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issued regulations in 7 CFR part 235, which prescribes the methods for making payments of funds to state agencies to use for administrative expenses incurred in overseeing and providing technical assistance in connection with activities undertaken under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the Special Milk Program (SMP), the School Breakfast Program (SBP), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the Food Distribution Program (FDP). This information collection is required to administer these Programs in accordance with the Act. For this revision, FNS has revised the FNS-525 form to eliminate data fields which collect data that can be obtained from the FNS financial data systems. FNS expects that these revisions will reduce the burden hours for this collection.
This is a mandatory information collection. Under this collection, FNS collects the information necessary for making payments of funds to state agencies to use for the administrative expenses incurred in overseeing and providing technical assistance in connection with the activities undertaken by them under the NSLP, SMP, SBP, CACFP, and the FDP.
The respondents for this collection are the state educational agencies and the alternate state agencies that have agreements with FNS for the administration of the various programs.