Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2019 Through June 30, 2020

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 155 (Monday, August 12, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 155 (Monday, August 12, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 39796]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-17156]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Food and Nutrition Service
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1,
2019 Through June 30, 2020
AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: This notice announces the national average value of donated
foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods, to be
provided in school year 2020 (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020) for
each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch
Program (NSLP), and for each lunch and supper served by institutions
participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
DATES: The new average shall be applicable starting on July 1, 2019.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Polly Fairfield, Program Analyst,
Policy Branch, Food Distribution Division, Food and Nutrition Service,
U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria,
Virginia 22302-1594, or telephone (703) 305-2680.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These programs are located in the Assistance
Listings under Nos. 10.555 and 10.558 and are subject to the provisions
of Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation
with State and local officials. (See 7 CFR part 3015, subpart V, and
final rule related notice published at 48 FR 29114, June 24, 1983.)
    This notice imposes no new reporting or recordkeeping provisions
that are subject to Office of Management and Budget review in
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507).
This action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act
(5 U.S.C. 601-612) and thus is exempt from the provisions of that Act.
This notice was reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under
Executive Order 12866. Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5
U.S.C. 801 et seq.), the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
designated this notice as not a major notice, as defined by 5 U.S.C.
804(2).
National Average Minimum Value of Donated Foods for the Period July 1,
2019 Through June 30, 2020
    This notice implements mandatory provisions of sections 6(c) and
17(h)(1)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (the
Act) (42 U.S.C. 1755(c) and 1766(h)(1)(B)). Section 6(c)(1)(A) of the
Act establishes the national average value of donated food assistance
to be given to States for each lunch served in the NSLP at 11.00 cents
per meal. Pursuant to section 6(c)(1)(B), this amount is subject to
annual adjustments on July 1 of each year to reflect changes in a
three-month average value of the Producer Price Index for Foods Used in
Schools and Institutions for March, April, and May each year (Price
Index). Section 17(h)(1)(B) of the Act provides that the same value of
donated foods (or cash in lieu of donated foods) for school lunches
shall also be established for lunches and suppers served in the CACFP.
Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of
donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under the NSLP (7 CFR
part 210) and per lunch and supper under the CACFP (7 CFR part 226)
shall be 23.75 cents for the period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.
    The Price Index is computed using five major food components in the
Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index (cereal and bakery
products; meats, poultry, and fish; dairy; processed fruits and
vegetables; and fats and oils). Each component is weighted using the
relative weight as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The
value of food assistance is adjusted each July 1 by the annual
percentage change in a three-month average value of the Price Index for
March, April, and May each year. The three-month average of the Price
Index increased by 0.74 percent from 205.07 for March, April, and May
of 2018, as previously published in the Federal Register, to 206.58 for
the same three months in 2019. When computed on the basis of unrounded
data and rounded to the nearest one-quarter cent, the resulting
national average for the period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 will
be 23.75 cents per meal. This is an increase of one quarter of a cent
from the school year 2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019) rate.
    Authority: Sections 6(c)(1)(A) and (B), 6(e)(1), and 17(h)(1)(B)
of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C.
1755(c)(1)(A) and (B) and (e)(1), and 1766(h)(1)(B)).
    Dated: July 29, 2019.
Brandon Lipps,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-17156 Filed 8-9-19; 8:45 am]
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