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USDA Gives Out $12.1 Million in Largest-Ever Farm to School Grant Awards

USDA awarded $12.1 million in Farm to School Grants – the most awarded since the grant program’s inception ‒ to 159 grantees – the most projects funded to date. These awards will help bring fresh, local foods into schools and foster economic opportunity for America’s farmers over the next school year.

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USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Oklahoma and Montana

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced Oklahoma and Montana have been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.

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USDA Provides Flexibilities to Ensure Kids Receive Meals This Fall

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced a range of nationwide flexibilities to ensure America’s children receive the nutritious food they need throughout the upcoming school year. These waivers give states, schools, and childcare providers time to plan for how they will serve children in the fall, including allowing for new and innovative feeding options as the nation recovers from the coronavirus. 

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USDA Approves Kansas to Accept SNAP Benefits Online

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced approval of a request from Kansas to provide online purchasing of food to SNAP households. This approval will allow Kansas to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a target start date to be announced at a later time. 

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USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in South Dakota

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced South Dakota has been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures. 

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USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Nebraska and South Carolina

Secretary Sonny Perdue today Nebraska and South Carolina have been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.

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USDA Approves South Carolina and Utah to Accept SNAP Benefits Online

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced approval of a request from South Carolina and Utah to provide online purchasing of food to SNAP households. This approval will allow these states to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a target start date to be announced at a later time.

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USDA Ensures All Kids Can Get Free Meals This Summer as Nation Reopens

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced a nationwide extension of another key flexibility for USDA’s child nutrition programs. This waiver allows local partners, who have been working overtime serving meals to kids during the health crisis, the ability to continue serving free meals to all children – regardless of where they live – for the remainder of the summer.

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USDA Approves Mississippi to Accept SNAP Benefits Online

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced approval of a request from Mississippi to provide online purchasing of food to SNAP households. This approval will allow Mississippi to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a target start date to be announced at a later time.

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USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in US Virgin Islands

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the US Virgin Islands have been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.

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USDA Approves Delaware to Accept SNAP Benefits Online

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced approval of a request from Delaware to provide online purchasing of food to SNAP households. This approval will allow Delaware to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a target start date to be announced at a later time.

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USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Georgia and Iowa

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced Georgia and Iowa have been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.

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USDA Approves South Dakota to Accept SNAP Benefits Online

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced approval of a request from South Dakota to provide online purchasing of food to SNAP households.  This approval will allow South Dakota to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a target start date to be announced at a later time.

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USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Alaska

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced Alaska has been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures. 

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USDA Approves New Hampshire to Accept SNAP Benefits Online

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced approval of a request from New Hampshire to provide online purchasing of food to SNAP households. This approval will allow New Hampshire to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a target start date to be announced at a later time.

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USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Mississippi

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced Mississippi has been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.

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USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Hawaii

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced Hawaii has been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.

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