Information Collection: National Study of State Adoption and Use of Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer During Covid-19
This collection seeks to gather information on operational issues and challenges encountered by Child Nutrition and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program state agencies while implementing the PEBT program.
This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, enacted March 18, 2020, includes a general provision that allows the Department of Agriculture to issue emergency allotments (EA) based on a public health emergency declaration by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act related to an outbreak of COVID-19 when a state has also issued an emergency or disaster declaration. This is a new collection for activities associated with administering emergency allotments.
This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is an Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.
Extension of Comment Period: Simplifying Meal Service and Monitoring Requirements in the NSLP and SBP
This rulemaking proposes changes to simplify meal pattern and monitoring requirements in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. The proposed changes, including optional flexibilities, are customer-focused and intended to help State and local Program operators overcome operational challenges that limit their ability to manage these Programs efficiently. The original comment period for this rule ends on March 23, 2020. FNS is extending the comment period through April 22, 2020.