The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-265) amended Section 22 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, and Section 7 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to establish a requirement that SAs conduct additional administrative reviews of selected local education agencies, and training of selected local education agencies. To support SAs in meeting these statutory requirements, FNS makes available ART Grants to reduce administrative errors and to conduct additional administrative reviews. Method I awards are specifically for the purpose of conducting additional administrative reviews.
In the future, Method II award applications - which are provided to SAs for special ART projects proposed via a concept paper - will be requested. Please note that this RFA is solely for grants to be awarded and administered under Method I. The purpose of these grants is to encourage and support SAs in their efforts to decrease administrative errors and to conduct additional administrative reviews of those SFAS that may have a high level of, or a high risk for, administrative error.