This final rule is part of the Department's effort to fulfill its responsibilities under the Faith-Based and Community Initiative pursuant to Executive Orders 13279 and 13280. Under this rule, state agencies will collect and report information related to institutions and organizations that participate in specified Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) nutrition assistance programs.
This information will be a new collection for the affected programs. It will enable FNS to identify the faith-based and community organizations participating in federal nutrition assistance programs and determine the level of participation of faith-based and community organizations in the programs.
It will not adversely impact the application or participation of any organization or institution currently participating in, or seeking to participate in, FNS nutrition assistance programs.