In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection of information relating to the reporting and recordkeeping burden associated with completing, submitting, and maintaining form FNS-339, the Federal-State Supplemental Nutrition Programs Agreement for the administration of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC); the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP); and/or the Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).
The Federal-State Supplemental Nutrition Programs Agreement (form FNS-339) is an annual contract between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and each state, Territory, and Indian Tribal Government agency seeking to operate one or more of the following programs: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), and the Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), of the USDA, is authorized to administer the WIC and the FMNP Programs under the following authority: Section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act (CNA) of 1966, as amended, and the SFMNP under 7 USC 3007.
The FNS-339 requires the signature of the chief state agency official and includes a certification/assurance regarding drug free workplace, a certification regarding lobbying, and a disclosure of lobbying activities. The signed agreement thereby authorizes USDA/FNS to make funds available to state agencies for the administration of the WIC, FMNP, and/or SFMNP Programs within the state, Indian Tribal Organizations, District of Columbia, and Territories, and in accordance with 7 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 246, 248, and 249. The state agency agrees to accept Federal funds for expenditure in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations and to comply with all the provisions of such statutes and regulations, and amendments thereto.
This information collection is requesting a revision in the responses due to adjustments that primarily reflect expected changes in the number of WIC, FMNP, and/or SFMNP state agencies from year to year. The number of respondents (agencies administering the WIC, FMNP and/or SFMNP Programs) has decreased from 129 to 127. This adjustment decreases the number of responses for this collection from 258 to 254 responses. There is no change in the burden hours for this collection (although the adjustment decreases the total annual burden from 32.35 hours to 31.75 hours, the reported burden hours for this revision will be rounded to 32 hours so the burden hours will not change from the 32 hours currently reported). The title of this information collection has been changed to Federal-State Supplemental Nutrition Programs Agreement to reflect the current title of form FNS-339.