This memo is addressed to TEFAP state agencies and provides the initial allocations for FY 2021 Farm to Food Bank Projects. This memo includes details on information collections under OMB# 0584-0293 and OMB# 0584-0594.
During the inaugural year of Farm to Food Bank Project funding, FNS allocated $3,752,000 amongst the 19 TEFAP state agencies that submitted plans to implement Farm to Food Bank Projects. These 19 state agencies are identified in this resource.
Request for Funding for Facility Improvements & Equipment Upgrades to Prevent, Prepare for and Respond to Coronavirus Challenges
Consistent with the CARES Act, USDA will be allocating the $50 million for facility improvements and equipment upgrades to Indian Tribal Organizations and state agencies that administer FDPIR for program costs allowable under the law.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act provides $450 million in supplemental funding for TEFAP for FY 2020, with up to $150 million of the supplemental funding is available as administrative funds and the remaining amount will be made available as food funds.
This memorandum transmits the 2020 Income Guidelines for state agencies and ITOs in determining the eligibility of individuals applying to participate in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
In FY 2019, USDA provided $49.1 million to assist with the operational costs of the receipt, storage, and distribution of TEFAP Trade Mitigation Program foods, now referred to as Food Purchase Distribution Program foods.
The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act 2020 provides $245 million for CSFP for FY 2020. Based on this funding level, FNS is issuing a final national caseload allocation of 736,110 for the 2020 caseload cycle. This amount is equal to the 2019 national caseload allocation. FNS is allocating final caseload and administrative grants as provided in this memo.