|DATE:||April 2, 2013|
|SUBJECT:||Final FY 2013 Administrative Funding for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)|
Special Nutrition Programs
TEFAP State Agencies
On March 26, 2013, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (PL 113-6; the Appropriations Act) was signed into law, which provides $49.401 million for TEFAP administrative funding through Sept. 30, 2013.
As explained in the March 12, 2013 memorandum, The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP): implications of Budget Sequestration, TEFAP administrative funds are subject to sequestration as mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (PL 112- 25). The Appropriations Act also applied two across-the-board rescissions, one of 2.513 percent and one of 0.2 percent on all discretionary accounts. After applying these reductions, $45,593,184 in TEFAP administrative funds are available for FY 2013.
To date, per the terms of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 (PL 112-175; the Continuing Resolution), states have received $24,092,868 in TEFAP administrative funds already this year. Based on the full-year appropriation after the rescissions and sequestration, this makes $21,500,316 remaining to be allocated to TEFAP state agencies in FY 2013. Worksheet #5 shows each state's share of the $24,092,868 in FY 2013 TEFAP administrative funds that has already been provided under the Continuing Resolution, the remaining $21,500,316 that is available for allocation, and the total of these amounts.
As always, TEFAP state agencies may convert any portion of their administrative funds into food funds. FNS national office must be informed by May 16, 2013, regarding what portion of their administrative funds TEFAP state agencies wish to convert to food funds, if any.
Further, as always, TEFAP funds are subject to apportionment by the Office of Management and Budget. We will keep you informed regarding the availability of these funds.
Food Distribution Division