|DATE:||January 22, 2013|
|SUBJECT:||Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Funding for The Emergency Food Assistance
Three pieces of legislation currently govern the level of food and administrative resources available to TEFAP in FY 2013: the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008; the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983; and the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 (i .e., the Continuing Resolution, or PL 112-175), which provides funding in FY 2013 at a pro rata share of the FY 2012 funding level through March 27, 2013.
Please be mindful that all amounts discussed in this memorandum are tentative, pending passage of a final FY 2013 appropriations bill. Congress could enact a final appropriations bill which provides more or less funding than what is projected in this memorandum.
The Senate Committee on Appropriations has approved a bill which would provide $49.401 million for FY 2013. Although the Congress could choose lo appropriate more or less than either of the Committee-approved funding levels, for planning purposes we assume the lower number will be enacted and will make adjustments as necessary. To date and through March 27, 20 12, per the terms of the Continuing Resolution, TEF AP has received $24,092,868 in TEF AP administrative funds. If, based on the full-year bill approved by the House Committee on Appropriations, the total amount of TEFAP administrative funding available will be $47.04 million; this would leave $22,947,132 to be al located for the balance of FY 2013.
- Worksheet #3 shows each state's allocation of FY 2013 TEFAP food funds provided in the Farm Bill that are not convertible to administrative funds, share of food funds that are convertible, and the Iota/ of these amounts.
- For your planning purposes only, Worksheet #4 shows each state's share of the $24,092,868 in FY 2013 TEFAP administrative funds that has been provided under the Continuing Resolution, the estimated $22,947,132 we could potentially receive if the final FY 2013 appropriations bill is enacted at the level approved by the House Committee on Appropriations, and the total of these amounts. Keep in mind that the state-by-state amounts provided on Worksheet #4 in particular are subject to change, and final allocations could be higher or lower once a final full-year appropriations bill is enacted.
Further, as always, TEFAP funds are subject to apportionment by the Office of Management and Budget (0MB). We will keep you informed regarding the availability of these funds.
Food Distribution Division
The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.