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Correction: Simplified Cost Accounting and Other Actions To Reduce Paperwork in the Summer Food Service Program

The Food and Nutrition Service published a final rule on June 1, 2018, (83 FR 25349), to simplify and streamline program administration in the Summer Food Service Program. This document makes a technical correction to 7 CFR 225.6(b)(7) in order to clarify requirements for submission and review of annual budgets. The correction clarifies for program operators and state agencies the flexibilities available in the budget submission process.

This does not alter the requirements of the provision. Additionally, the June 2018 final rule inadvertently removed regulatory text providing state agencies the discretion to determine the amount of advanced payments provided to sponsors. This document corrects this oversight by adding the missing regulatory text for 7 CFR 225.9(c)(3). The authority for this provision is provided by Section 13 in the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 USC 1761(e)(2).

Finally, this document corrects small typographical errors in 7 CFR 225.9(d) and 7 CFR 225.15(m). All other regulatory provisions in the June 2018 final rule remain unchanged.

Need for Correction

As published, the regulatory text in 7 CFR part 225 after the June 1, 2018 final rule is being misinterpreted by program operators and requires technical corrections in 7 CFR 225.6, 225.9, and 225.15.

List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 225
  • Food assistance programs
  • Grant programs—health
  • Infants and children
  • Labeling
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
04/16/2019