Grants and cooperative agreements; availability, etc.: Emergency Food and Shelter Program,

 
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[Federal Register: April 28, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 81)]

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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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Part III

Federal Emergency Management Agency

The National Board Fiscal Year 1999 Plan for Carrying Out the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP); Notice

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FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

The National Board Fiscal Year 1999 Plan for Carrying Out the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: This notice sets out the plan by which the Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board (National Board) is conducting a program during FY 1999 to distribute $100,000,000 to private voluntary organizations and local governments for delivering emergency food and shelter to needy individuals. The distribution formula for selecting organizations and localities, and the award amount for each, follow the Plan text.

DATES: The award to the National Board was made October 28, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Coleman, Preparedness, Training and Exercise Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, (202) 646-3107, or Yolanda L. Jones, Program Specialist, (202) 646-4543, of the Preparedness, Training and Exercise Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 11301 et seq., authorizes use of funds appropriated by the Congress to supplement and expand ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food, and supportive services to homeless, needy individuals.

As in past phases, grant awards from this program address temporary emergency needs. This program is not to address or correct structural poverty or long-standing problems. Rather, this appropriation is to purchase food and shelter to supplement and expand current available resources and not to substitute or reimburse ongoing programs and services.

Use this funding to target special emergency needs. And when we discuss emergency needs we are referring to economic, not disaster- related, emergencies. The funding should supplement feeding and sheltering efforts in ways that make a difference. What that means is: EFSP is not to make up for budget shortfalls or to be just a line item in an annual budget; funds should not go to the same agencies for the exact same purposes every year; and, the funding is open to all organizations helping hungry and homeless people and not that the funds should go only to Local Board member agencies or local government agencies.

Having stated what it is not, what does the National Board want this program to be? As we read the law, EFSP should:

‹bullet› Create inclusive local coalitions that meet regularly to determine the best use of funds and to monitor their use in their respective communities;

‹bullet› Treat every program year as a fresh opportunity to reassess what particular community needs (e.g., on-site feeding or utility assistance, mass shelter or homelessness prevention, etc.) should be addressed;

‹bullet› Encourage agencies to work together to emphasize their respective strengths, work out common problems, and prevent duplication of effort; and,

‹bullet› Ensure that the program is helping to meet the needs of special populations such as minorities, Native Americans, veterans, families with children, the elderly, and the handicapped.

We re-emphasize that this program has a commitment to emergency services. We continue to view it as an opportunity for building a cohesive emergency structure that can, for example:

‹bullet› Coordinate the assistance provided, across agencies, to families and individuals applying for rental, mortgage, or utility assistance;

‹bullet› Enhance a food banking network that is economical in its cost and broad in its coverage; reinforce creative cooperation among feeding; and sheltering sites to ensure help for street populations most in need; and

‹bullet› Establish or maintain a system that complements rather than supplants existing private and governmental efforts to provide rent, mortgage, or utility assistance.

The National Board is aware that we ask much of our voluntary Local Boards and LROs, and that we provide very little administrative funding. But the cooperative model that EFSP helps create can be a useful vehicle for many governmental and community-based programs. As a group, local providers can accomplish much:

‹bullet› Initiating a dialogue with local offices of Federal entities such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take full advantage of excess commodities and its other programs or with the U.S. Department of Labor's Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA);

‹bullet› Working with Federal programs that require the input of local providers such as the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant or Emergency Shelter Grant and the Department of Health and Human Services' Health Care for the Homeless;

‹bullet› Pooling agency efforts to gain Federal (for example, HUD's Transitional Housing Program) and private foundation grants;

‹bullet› Leveraging EFSP funds within the community by encouraging matches of local EFSP allocations from State and local governments and private resources; and,

‹bullet› Exchanging ideas on administrative and accounting methods that can improve delivery of services and focus on the collaborative rather than the competitive aspects of agency relations.

Sixteen years ago this program began as a one-time effort to help address urgent needs. The survival of this public-private partnership is not only a testament to needs, but also to the effectiveness of EFSP as an example of local decision-making and community responsibility in attempting to meet those needs.

EFSP is a reminder of this nation's willingness to confront difficult problems within the society in new ways. But most importantly, EFSP feeds and shelters homeless and hungry people, it maintains homes and the families in those homes, and it creates useful public-private partnerships within communities.

Table of Contents

1.0 Background and introduction. 1.1 Purpose. 2.0 FEMA's role and responsibilities. 3.0 National Board's role and responsibilities. 3.1 Client Eligibility. 4.0 State Set-Aside Committee's role and responsibilities. 5.0 Local Boards' role and responsibilities. 5.1 Variances and Waivers. 6.0 Local Recipient Organizations' role and responsibilities. 6.1 Independent Annual Audit Requirements. 6.2 Fiscal Agents/Conduit Relationship. 6.3 Financial terms and conditions. 6.4 Grant Payment Process. 6.5 Eligibility of Costs. 6.6 Required Documentation. 7.0 Local appeals process. 8.0 Allocations formula. 9.0 Amendments to plan.

1.0 Background and Introduction

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program was established on March 24, 1983, with the signing of the ``Jobs Stimulus Bill,'' Public Law 98-8. That legislation created a National Board, chaired by FEMA, which consisted of representatives of the American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; the Salvation Army; Council of Jewish Federations, Inc.; United Way of America; and the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.

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From the first appropriation in 1983, through its authorization under the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (Pub. L. 100-77-- signed into law on July 24, 1987, subsequently reauthorized under Pub. L. 100-628, signed into law on November 7, 1988), the Emergency Food and Shelter Program has distributed $1.8 billion to over 11,000 social service agencies in more than 2,500 communities across the country.

From its inception, the unique features of this program are the partnerships it establishes. At the national level, the Federal government and National Board member organizations have the legal responsibility to work together to set allocations criteria and establish program guidelines. Such coalitions, as set forth in the law, are even more vital on the local level. In each community Local Boards make the most significant decisions on their own make-up and operation, the types of services most in need of supplemental help, what organizations should be funded and for what purpose and amount. These portions of the law remain unchanged and are the core of this unique public-private partnership.

1.1 Purpose.

This publication outlines the roles, responsibilities, and implementation procedures that will be followed by the National Board, FEMA Local Boards, LROs, and SSA Committees, in the distribution and use of these funds.

National in scope, EFSP will provide food and shelter assistance to individuals in need through local private voluntary organizations and local governments in areas the National Board designates as being in highest need. The intent of EFSP is to meet emergency needs by supplementing and expanding food and shelter assistance currently available to individuals. Individuals who received assistance under previous programs may again be recipients, providing they meet local eligibility requirements.

2.0 FEMA's Role and Responsibilities

FEMA will perform the following EFSP activities:

(a) Constitute a National Board consisting of individuals affiliated with United Way of America; The Salvation Army; the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA; Catholic Charities, USA; the Council of Jewish Federations, Inc.; the American Red Cross; and FEMA;

(b) Chair the National Board, using parliamentary procedures and consensus by the National Board as the mode of operation;

(c) Provide policy guidance, management oversight, Federal coordination, and staff assistance to the National Board;

(d) Award the grant to the National Board;

(e) Assist the Secretariat in implementing the National Board Program;

(f) Report to Congress on the year's program activities through the Interagency Council on the Homeless Annual Report;

(g) Conduct audits of the program;

(h) Monitoring program compliance with current Federal and program guidelines; and

(i) Initiate Federal collection procedures to collect funds or documentation due when the efforts of the National Board have not been successful.

3.0 National Board's Role and Responsibilities

(a) National Board's EFSP activities

The National Board will perform the following EFSP activities:

(1) Select jurisdictions of highest need for food and shelter assistance and determine amount to be distributed to each;

(2) Notify national organizations interested in emergency food and shelter to publicize the availability of funds;

(3) Develop the operational manual for distributing funds and establish criteria for expenditure of funds;

(4) In jurisdictions that received previous awards, notify the former Local Board chair that new funds are available. In areas newly selected for funding, notify the local United Way, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, or local government official. The National Board will notify qualifying jurisdictions of award eligibility within 60 days following allocation by FEMA;

(5) Provide copies of award notification materials to National Board member affiliates and other interested parties;

(6) Secure board plan, certification forms and board rosters from Local Boards. Ensure Local Board compliance with established guidelines;

(7) Distribute funds to selected LROs;

(8) Hear appeals and grant waivers;

(9) Establish an equitable system to accomplish the reallocation of unclaimed or unused funds. Unused or recaptured funds will be reallocated by the National Board, except in the case of State Set- Aside counties whose funds may be reallocated by the respective State Set-Aside Committees;

(10) Ensure that funds are properly accounted for, and that funds due are collected;

(11) Provide consultation and technical assistance to local jurisdictions as necessary to monitor program compliance;

(12) Compile the reports it receives from the Local Boards and submit a detailed accounting of use of all program monies in the form of a report to FEMA;

(13) Conduct a compliance review of food and shelter expenditures made under this program for specified LROs. The National Board, FEMA, the independent accounting firm selected by the National Board, or the Inspector General's office may also conduct an audit of these funds; and

(14) Monitor LRO compliance with OMB Circular A-133.

(b) Secretariat and Fiscal Agent.

The National Board has selected the United Way of America as the Secretariat and fiscal agent to perform necessary administrative duties for the Board. An administrative allowance of one percent of the total award may be used for National Board administration.

3.1 Client Eligibility

(a) Eligibility criteria.

The National Board does not set client eligibility criteria. If the Local Board does not set eligibility criteria, the LRO may use its existing criteria or set criteria for assistance under this award. However, the LRO's criteria must provide for assistance to needy individuals without discrimination (age, race, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or disability).

(b) Where funds may be used.

Funds allocated to a jurisdiction are intended for use within that jurisdiction. Residents of or transients in a specific jurisdiction should seek service within that jurisdiction.

(c) Citizenship eligibility.

Citizenship is not an eligibility requirement to receive assistance from EFSP. The National Board does not mandate nor recommend the use of any particular existing criteria such as food stamp guidelines, welfare guidelines, or income guidelines.

4.0 State Set-Aside (SSA) Committee Role and Responsibilities

(a) SSA Committee's role.

(1) The SSA process allows flexibility in selection of jurisdictions to target pockets of homelessness or poverty in non- qualifying jurisdictions (refer to

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Supplementary Information, above, on qualifying criteria), areas experiencing drastic economic changes such as plant closings, areas with high levels of unemployment or poverty that do not meet the minimum level of unemployment, or jurisdictions that have documented measures of need that are not adequately reflected in unemployment and poverty data.

(2) The distribution of funds to SSA Committees will be based on a ratio calculated as follows: the State's average number of unemployed in non-funded jurisdictions divided by the average number of unemployed in non-funded jurisdictions nationwide equals the State's percentage of the total amount available for SSA awards.

(b) SSA responsibilities.

(1)(i) An SSA Committee in each State will recommend high-need jurisdictions and award amounts to the National Board. The SSA will give priority consideration to jurisdictions not meeting criteria for direct funding, from the National Board, although funded jurisdictions may receive additional funding. SSA Committees should also consider the special circumstances of jurisdictions that qualified in previous funding phases but are not eligible in the current phase. The State Committees may wish to provide these jurisdictions with an allocation so that the abrupt change in funding status does not disrupt local providers. We ask SSA Committees to consider current and significant State or local data in their deliberations. Although the National Board staff provides national data to the SSA Committees, it does not require any particular formula.

(ii) In each State, we will notify the chair of the previous phase's SSA Committee of the award amount available to the SSA Committee. In a State where there are affiliates of the voluntary organizations represented on the National Board, the State affiliates must be invited to serve on the State Committee. If no single State affiliate exists, an appropriate representative should be invited. The Governor or his/her representative will replace the FEMA member. State Committees are encouraged to expand participation by inviting or notifying other private non-profit organizations on the State level. The National Board encourages the inclusion of Native Americans, minorities, and other appropriate representatives should be invited on the State Committee.

(2) Members of the SSA Committee will elect a person to chair the committee.

(3) The SSA Committees are responsible for the following:

(i) recommending high-need jurisdictions and award amounts within the State. When selecting jurisdictions with demonstrated need, the National Board encourages the consideration of counties incorporating or adjoining Indian reservations. The SSA Committee has 25 working days to notify the National Board in writing of its selections and the appropriate contact person for each area. Note: The minimum award amount for a single jurisdiction is $1,000 and only whole-dollar amounts can be allocated.

(ii) notifying the National Board of selection criteria that were used to determine which jurisdictions within the State were selected to receive funds. The National Board will then notify these jurisdictions directly. If SSA jurisdictions do not claim funds, SSA Committees may recommend other jurisdictions to receive the unclaimed funds.

(4) The SSA Committee may use an administrative allowance of one- half of one percent (0.5%) of the total SSA award to each State for its administration.

5.0 Local Boards' Role and Responsibilities

(a) Local Boards' role and responsibilities.

(1) Constituting Local Boards. Each area designated by the National Board to receive funds will constitute a Local Board. In a local community where there are affiliates of the United Way of America; The Salvation Army; the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; Catholic Charities, U.S.A; Council of Jewish Federations; and the American Red Cross that are represented on the National Board, they must be invited to serve on the Local Board. An agency's own governing board may not serve as a Local Board. The National Board requires that if a jurisdiction is located within or encompasses a federally recognized Indian reservation, the Local Board must invite a Native American representative to serve on the Board. All Local Boards must include in their membership a homeless or formerly homeless person. Local Boards should seek recommendations from LROs for an appropriate representative. Local Boards that cannot have homeless or formerly homeless representation must still consult with homeless or formerly homeless individuals, or former or current clients of food or housing services for their input. The County Executive/Mayor, appropriate head of local government or his or her designee will replace the FEMA member. We encourage Local Boards to expand participation and membership by inviting minority populations, other private non-profit organizations and government organizations. The Local Board's jurisdiction should be geographically represented as well.

(2) Chair of the Local Board. The members of each Local Board will elect a chair.

(3) Active Board Memberships. Local Board membership is not honorary; there are specific duties the board must perform. If a member cannot regularly attend meetings, the member should be replaced by another representative of the member's designated agency. If a member must be absent from a meeting, the member's organization may designate an alternate.

(4) Localities not previously funded. If a locality has not received funding previously and is now designated as being in high need, the National Board designates the local United Way to constitute and convene a Local Board as described above. If there is no local United Way, or it does not convene the board, the local American Red Cross, the local Salvation Army, or a local government official will be responsible for convening the initial meeting of the Local Board.

(5) Localities previously funded. If a locality has previously received National Board funding, the National Board will contact the former chairman of the Local Board about any new funding the locality is to receive.

(6) Each award phase new. Each award phase is new. Therefore, the Local Board is a new entity in every phase. The convenor of the Local Board must ask each agency to designate or redesignate a representative every program year.

(7) Local Board meeting options. The National Board requires Local Boards to select one of the following options for meetings:

(i) Quarterly Meetings: We encourage Local Boards to meet quarterly to ensure that LROs are implementing the program according to guidelines. Meetings may be conducted via conference calls.

(ii) Semiannual Meetings: Local Boards meeting twice a year must also ensure that LROs are implementing the program according to guidelines. Ongoing monitoring activities must take place. Local Boards electing to hold meetings semiannually must submit copies of their meeting minutes with the jurisdiction's final report.

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(8) Quorum; minutes. A majority of members must be present for the meeting to be official. Attendance and decision-making minutes must be kept. Meeting minutes must be voted on and approved by the Local Board at the next meeting. They must also be available to the National Board, Federal authorities, and the public on request.

(9) Advertising and promoting the program. The Local Board will have 25 working days after the notification of the award selection by the National Board to advertise and promote the program to give any organization capable of providing emergency services an opportunity to apply for funds. Advertising must take place before the Local Board allocates funds. Failure to advertise properly will delay processing of the jurisdiction's board plan and subsequent payment of funds. Local Boards should allow at least one week for interested organizations to apply for funding. (Local Boards do not have to re-advertise fund availability for supplemental allocations within the same spending period.)

(10) Local Board grant recommendations. The Local Board recommends which local organizations should receive grants and the amounts of the grants. Local Boards must have a written application process and consider all private voluntary and public organization applicants. In selecting LROs to receive funds, the Local Board must consider the demonstrated ability of an organization to provide food, shelter assistance or both. Local Board members should strive to use consistent criteria, sound judgment and fairness in their approach. Local Board membership must have no relationship to funding. Local Board members must abstain from voting on their own grant awards. Local Boards should select LROs to receive funds to supplement and expand eligible on-going services, and should not fund LROs before a needed service (i.e., fire victims, floods, tornadoes, etc.). Nor should Local Board select agencies for funding due to budget shortfalls or for cuts in other funding sources. Agencies on Indian reservations are eligible to receive EFSP monies if they meet LRO requirements.

(11) Grant allocations. The minimum grant per LRO is $300 and only whole-dollar amounts may be allocated. The Local Board should be prepared to justify an allocation of one-third (\1/3\) or more of its total award to a single LRO.

(12) Monitoring LROs. Local Boards are responsible for monitoring LROs that receive over $100,000 in Federal funds and ensuring that they comply with OMB Circular A-133.

(13) Required forms. Local Boards must complete and return all required forms to the National Board. (Local Board Plan, Local Board Certification Form, and Local Board Roster.)

(14) Certifications. Local Boards will secure and retain signed forms from each LRO certifying that each LRO has read and understands the program guidelines and that the LROs will comply with cost eligibility and reporting requirements.

(15) Duplication of assistance. Local Boards must establish a system to ensure that no duplication of service occurs within the expenditure categories of rent, mortgage or utility assistance (RMU). Local Boards are free to establish any system as long as no duplication of rent/mortgage or utility assistance can take place under reasonable circumstances.

(16) Client eligibility. Establish client eligibility, at Local Board's discretion. Local Boards may determine client eligibility for EFSP or use established LRO eligibility. LROs may develop and use separate needs test for assistance under EFSP but should first get Local Board approval. The Local Board should communicate eligibility criteria for assistance under EFSP to LROs.

(17) Personnel changes. Local Boards must notify the National Board of changes in the Local Board chair, staff contact, or LRO contacts, including complete addresses and phone numbers.

(18) Merging Local Boards. Local Boards that determine they can better use their resources by merging with neighboring boards may do so. The head of government or his or her designee for each jurisdiction must sit on the merged board, along with agency representatives from each jurisdiction. The merged Local Board must ensure that the award amount designated for each civil jurisdiction is used to provide assistance to individuals within that jurisdiction.

(19) Guidelines and technical assistance. Local Boards must be familiar with current guidelines and provide technical assistance to service providers. National Board staff can provide advice and counsel.

(20) Appeals. Local Boards must establish an appeals process to address participation or funding, to hear and resolve appeals made by funded or non-funded organizations, and to investigate complaints made by individuals or organizations. Local Boards should handle appeals promptly. If a Local Board cannot handle an appeal locally, the case should be referred in writing to the National Board and should include details on action that the Local Board has taken. Only when there is significant question of misapplication of guidelines, fraud, or other abuse on the part of the Local Board will the National Board consider action. Report cases involving fraud or other misuse of Federal funds to the Office of the Inspector General, FEMA, in writing or by telephone at 1-800-323-8603.

(21) National Board/Local Board point of contacts. The chair of the Local Board or his or her designated staff will be the central coordination point of contact between the National Board and the LRO selected to receive assistance from EFSP.

(22) Surplus food. If FEMA requests, the Local Board should nominate an appropriate feeding organization to receive surplus food from Department of Defense commissaries.

(23) Monitoring programs.

(i) Monitoring programs; reports. Boards will be responsible for monitoring programs carried out by the LROs they select to receive funds. Local Boards should work with LROs to ensure that funds LROs use to meet immediate food and shelter needs on an ongoing basis. Local Boards may not alter or change National Board cost eligibility or approve expenditures outside the National Board's criteria without National Board permission.

(ii) Reports.

(A) An interim report of expenditures is due to the National Board with each LRO's second check request. A final report (accompanied by financial documentation for specified LROs) is due 45 days after the end of each jurisdiction's program.

(B) The National Board will provide forms for all required reports.

(C) Local Boards may request other reports from their LROs at an appropriate time (e.g., monthly or quarterly updates).

(24) Funds reallocations. The Local Board should reallocate funds whenever it determines that the original allocation plan does not reflect the actual need for services or if an LRO is unable to use its full award effectively. The Local Board must recover funds and reallocate them if an LRO makes ineligible expenditures or uses funds for items that have clearly not been approved by the Local Board. The National Board can reallocate funds held in escrow for LROs that have unresolved compliance problems or may reclaim the funds. The deadline to reallocate any funds held in escrow is July 30, 1999.

(i) The Local Board may approve reallocation of funds between LROs that

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are already participating in the program. However, the Local Board must inform the National Board in writing. The Local Board may also return funds to the National Board for reissuance to another LRO or request reallocation of remaining funds before the National Board releases the second or third payments.

(ii) If the Local Board wishes to reallocate funds to an agency that it did not approve on the original board plan, the Local Board must make a written request for approval to the National Board. The National Board must approve an LRO before receipt of funds.

(iii) Local Boards can reallocate funds from one service to another (e.g., from food to shelter) without National Board approval if the transfer is within an individual LRO.

(iv) If a Local Board cannot satisfy the National Board that it can use funds in accordance with this plan, the National Board may reallocate the funds to other jurisdictions.

(25) Misuse of EFSP funds.

(i) Should anyone have reason to suspect that EFSP funds are being used for purposes contrary to the law and guidelines governing the program, the National Board recommends taking action to assist in bringing such practices to a halt.

(ii) The National Board requires that whenever anyone suspects fraud, theft, or other criminal activity in connection with the use of EFSP funds, the Office of the Inspector General, (OIG), FEMA, should be immediately contacted. The Inspector General's Hotline number to call is 1-800-323-8603 or the complainant can write to: Office of the Inspector General, FEMA, 500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472. The complainant should include as much information as possible to support the allegation and preferably furnish his/her name and telephone number so that the special agent assigned to that office may make a follow-up contact. Federal law protects the confidentiality of any communication made with the OIG.

(iii) A complainant desiring to remain totally anonymous should make a follow-up phone call to the OIG within 30 days from the date of the original complaint so that the OIG may ask any follow-up questions. Follow-up calls should be made to 1-202-646-3894 during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time (charges may be reversed). The caller should advise that he/she is making a follow-up call regarding a prior anonymous complaint. The Office of the Inspector General, FEMA, will appropriately notify both local law enforcement authorities and the National Board concerning the substance of the allegations and the results of the investigation.

(26) Expenditure Reports. Local Boards must submit reports to the National Board on LRO's expenditures as of the date they request each LRO's second/third check and should submit a final report within 45 days after the jurisdiction's end-of-program date.

(27) Review of reports and documentation.

(i) After the close of the program, Local Boards must review the accuracy of all LROs reports and documentation. Local Boards should forward documentation for specified LROs to the National Board on request. If expenditures violate the eligible costs under this award, the Local Board must require reimbursement to the National Board.

(ii) Local Boards must remain in operation until they satisfy all program and compliance requirements of the National Board. Local Boards must retain all records for three (3) years from the end-of-program date.

(28) Extension of spending periods. Each jurisdiction will be granted the option to extend its spending period by 30, 60, or 90 days. This option will be offered during the summer of each phase. The extension applies to the entire jurisdiction. Should the jurisdiction receive a grant in the next phase, that phase's spending period will begin the day after the chosen end-date.

5.1 Variances and Waivers

(a) Variances. Local Boards may receive requests for variances in the budgets that they approve for LROs. Local Boards may allow such changes provided that the requested items are eligible under this program. If there is any doubt on the part of the Local Board as to eligibility, it should contact the National Board for clarification. If an LRO requests an expenditure that falls outside the program guidelines, the Local Board, if in accord, must request in writing a waiver from the National Board before making the expenditure.

(b) Waivers. Waivers requested by a LRO because of a compliance exception must be submitted to the Local Board. The Local Board will submit the waiver to the National Board for review. National Board staff will evaluate waiver requests and use discretion to approve or deny requests. In general, the National Board considers waiver requests that are not within the guidelines, but address the program's intent.

The waiver request from the Local Board should clearly state the need for this exception, approximate costs, timelines or any other pertinent information that the National Board may need to make their decision.

6.0 Local Recipient Organizations' Roles and Responsibilities

(a) Local Recipient Organizations' roles and responsibilities.

(1) In selecting LROs to receive funds, the Local Board must consider the demonstrated ability of an organization to provide food and shelter assistance. Local Boards should select LROs to receive funds to supplement and expand eligible ongoing services, but not to fund in anticipation of a needed service (i.e., fire, flood, or tornado victims); nor should Local Boards select agencies for funding due to budget shortfalls or for cuts in other funding sources. Local participation in the program is not limited to organizations that are part of any State or national organization. Agencies on Indian reservations are eligible to receive EFSP funds if they meet LRO requirements set out in the EFSP program manual. Organizations that received awards under previous legislation may be eligible again provided that the organization still meets eligibility requirements.

(2) For a local organization to be eligible for funding it must:

(i) be nonprofit or an agency of government;

(ii) have an accounting system or an approved fiscal agent;

(iii) have a Federal employer identification number (FEIN), or be in the process of securing an FEIN (Note: contact local IRS office for more information on securing an FEIN and the necessary form [SS-4];

(iv) conduct an independent annual audit if receiving $25,000 or more from EFSP;

(v) practice nondiscrimination (those agencies with a religious affiliation that wish to participate in the program must agree not to refuse services to an applicant based on religion or require attendance at religious services as a condition of assistance, nor will such groups engage in any religious proselytizing in any program receiving EFSP funds); and,

(vi) for private voluntary organizations, have a voluntary board.

(3) Each LRO will be responsible for certifying in writing to the Local Board that it has read and agrees to abide by the cost eligibility and reporting standards of this publication and any other requirements made by the Local Board.

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(4) An LRO may not operate as a vendor for itself or other LROs except for the shared maintenance fee for food banks.

(5) LROs selected for funding must:

(i) Maintain records according to the guidelines stated in the EFSP program manual. Consult the Local Board chair/staff on matters requiring interpretation or clarification prior to incurring an expense or entering into a contract. It is important to have a thorough understanding of these guidelines to avoid ineligible expenditures and consequent repayment of funds. National Board staff can answer LROs' questions at (703) 706-9660 or (202) 646-3107.

(ii) Provide services within the intent of the program. Funds are to be used to supplement and expand food and shelter services, not as a substitute for other program funds. LROs should take the most cost- effective approach in buying or leasing eligible items/services, and should limit purchases to essential items within the $300 limit for equipment, unless the National Board has granted prior approval.

(iii) Deposit funds for this program in a federally insured bank account. LROs must maintain proper documentation for all expenditures under this program according to the guidelines. Agencies should ensure that selected banks will return canceled checks. LROs' expenditures and documentation will be subject to review for program compliance by the Local Board, National Board or Federal authorities. LROs must maintain records for three years and any interest income must be put back into program expenditures.

6.1 Independent Annual Audit Requirements

(a) LROs receiving $25,000 or less in EFSP funding. We will not require an independent annual audit for these LROs.

(b) LROs receiving $25,000 or more in EFSP funding.

(i) We will require an independent annual audit in accordance with Government Auditing Standards for these LROs. The National Board will accept an LROs national/regional annual audit if the LROs meet the following conditions:

(i) The LRO is truly a subsidiary of the national organization (i.e., shares a single Federal tax exemption).

(ii) The LRO is audited by the national/regional office internal auditors or other person designated by the national/regional office AND the national/regional office is audited by an independent certified public accountant or public accounting firm, which includes the parent organization's review of the LRO in a larger audit review.

(iii) A copy of the local audit review by the parent organization along with a copy of the independent audit of the national/regional office will be made available by the parent organization to the National Board upon request.

(2) In addition to the above requirements, any LRO receiving $100,000 or more in combined federal funds must have an audit made in accordance with OMB Circulars A-128 or A-133, as applicable.

(3) Audits of units of government will be made annually unless State or local government had, by January 1, 1987, a constitutional or statutory requirement for less frequent audits. For those governments that have biennial audits, we permit audits covering both years.

6.2 Fiscal Agent/Fiscal Conduit Relationship

(a) For National Board purposes, a fiscal agent is an agency that maintains all EFSP financial records for another agency. A fiscal conduit is an EFSP-funded agency that maintains all EFSP financial records on behalf of one or more agencies under a single grant. If any one agency in a jurisdiction is making bulk purchases for other agencies not funded directly, it must serve as a fiscal conduit and follow all the applicable rules.

(b) The fiscal agent/fiscal conduit is the organization responsible for the receipt of funds, disbursement of funds to vendors, and documentation of funds received. The fiscal agent/fiscal conduit must meet all of the requirements of an LRO.

(c) Local Boards may wish to use a fiscal agent/fiscal conduit when they desire to fund an agency that does not have an adequate accounting system nor conducts an annual audit, but nevertheless meets all other criteria. The Local Board may authorize funds to be channeled through another agency that is a designated fiscal agent/conduit. Fiscal agents/conduits are accountable for compliance with program requirements.

(d) Any agency benefiting from funds received by a fiscal agent/ fiscal conduit must meet all of the criteria to be an LRO except the accounting system and annual audit requirements and must sign the Fiscal Agent/Fiscal Conduit Relationship Certification Form. For tracking purposes, all agencies funded through fiscal agents or fiscal conduits must secure a Federal Employer's Identification Number.

(e) Fiscal agents/fiscal conduits may cut checks to vendors only. They may not cut checks to the agencies on whose behalf they are acting or to agencies/sites under their ``umbrella.'' The exception to this is when an agency is using the per diem allowance for mass shelters or the per meal allowance for served meals.

(f) Fiscal agents must submit individual interim and final reports for each agency. Fiscal conduits will file a single interim report on their awards along with a breakdown of agencies and spending with the final report.

(g) Any LRO with an outstanding compliance exception may not be funded under a fiscal agent/fiscal conduit. If a fiscal agent has an unresolved compliance exception, any other funds awarded to the fiscal agent (either as a grant for its own program or as fiscal agent for another agency) will be held in escrow until all compliance exceptions are resolved. Fiscal conduits will be audited as a single award, and will be handled as any other LRO.

6.3 Financial Terms and Conditions

(a) Definitions.

``Local Recipient Organization'' refers to the local private or public organizations that will receive any award of funds from the National Board.

``Award'' refers to the award of funds made by the National Board to a local private or public organization on the recommendation of a Local Board.

``End-of-program date'' refers to the date, as agreed upon by Local and National Board, by which a given jurisdiction must spend or return all monies.

(b) Amendments.

The National Board may amend an award at any time based on written information provided by a Local Board. Both the National Board and the Local Board must execute amendments that reflect the rights and obligations of either party. The National Board may unilaterally issue administrative amendments such as changes in accounting data.

(c) Local Board Authority Related to LROs.

(1) The Local Board is responsible for monitoring expenditures of LROs providing food and/or shelter services, authorizing the adjustment of funds between food and shelter programs, and reallocating funds from one LRO to another.

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National Board permission. (Refer to Section 3.1 on Variances and Waivers.)

(3) A Local Board can call back funds from an LRO and reallocate to another LRO in the case of gross negligence, inadequate use of funds, failure to use funds, failure to use funds for purposes intended, or for any other violation of the National Board guidelines, or in cases of critical need in the community. The Local Board must advise, in writing, all concerned LROs of any reallocation of their original award.

(4)(i) If the Local Board discovers ineligible expenditures by an LRO, the Local Board must send to the organization a written request for reimbursement of the amount and must notify the National Board. If the LRO is unwilling or unable to reimburse the National Board for the ineligible expenditures, the Local Board must refer the matter to the National Board. The National Board may ask the Local Board to take further action to see that the LRO reimburses the National Board for any ineligible expenditures or the National Board may refer the matter to FEMA.

(ii) If the Local Board suspects that an LRO has committed fraud, the Local Board must contact the Office of the Inspector General, FEMA, in writing or by telephone at 1-800-323-8603 with details of suspected fraud or misuse of Federal funds.

(5) If an LRO received an award under previous phases, it must not include those funds in any reporting for the present awards. Reports should be confined to the amount granted by the National Board under the new appropriations legislation.

(d) Cash Depositories.

(1) Any money advanced to the LRO under the terms of this award must be deposited in a bank with Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or Federal Savings & Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC) insurance coverage (whose responsibility has been taken over by FDIC), and the balance exceeding the FDIC or FSLIC coverage must be secured collaterally. LROs must put back into program costs any interest income earned on these monies.

(2) LROs are encouraged to use minority banks (a bank owned at least 50 percent by minority group members). This is consistent with the national goal of expanding the opportunities for minority business enterprises. A list of minority-owned banks is available from the Office of Minority Business Enterprises, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20203.

(e) Retention and Custodial Requirements for Records.

(1) LROs must retain financial records, supporting documentation, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award for three years, with the following exceptions:

(i) If any litigation, claim or audit begins before the expiration of the three-year period, the LRO must retain the records until resolution of all litigation, claims or audit findings involving the records.

(ii) LROs must retain records for nonexpendable property, if any, acquired in part with Federal funds for three years after submission of a final report. ``Non-expendable property'' means tangible property having a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost of more than $300 per unit.

(2) The retention period starts from the date the LRO submits the final expenditure report.

(3) The National Board may request transfer of certain records to its custody from the LRO when it determines that the records possess long-term retention value. The LRO must make such transfers as requested.

(4) The Director of FEMA, the Comptroller General of the United States, and the National Board, or any of their authorized representatives, will have access to any pertinent books, documents, papers, and records of the recipient organization, and its subgrantees to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts.

(f) Financial management systems. The LRO/fiscal agent or fiscal conduit must maintain a financial management system that provides for the following:

(1) Accurate, current and complete disclosures of the financial results of this program.

(2) Records that identify adequately the source and application of funds for federally supported activities. These records must contain information pertaining to Federal awards, authorizations, obligations, unobligated balances, assets, outlays, and incomes.

(3) Effective control over and accountability for all funds, property, and other assets.

(4) Procedures for determining eligibility of costs in accordance with the provisions of the EFSP manual.

(5) Accounting records supported by source documentation. The LRO must maintain and retain a register of cash receipts and disbursements and original supporting documentation such as purchase orders, invoices, canceled checks, and whatever other documentation is necessary to support its costs under the program.

(6) A systematic method to ensure timely and appropriate resolution of audit findings and recommendations.

(7) In cases where more than one civil jurisdiction (e.g., a city and a balance of county, or several counties) recommends awards to the same LRO, the organization can combine these funds in a single account. However, separate program records for each civil jurisdiction award must be kept.

(h) Payment.

A first payment will be made to the LRO by the Secretariat upon recommendation of the Local Board and approval by the National Board. Second check requests include an interim report that each LRO must complete. The Local Board Chair signs the request and mails it to the National Board. Second/third installments will be held back until the National Board reviews and clears the jurisdiction's final Local Board report and documentation for the previous year.

(i) Financial reporting requirements.

(1) LROs must submit a financial status report to the Local Board; the Local Board will forward to the National Board 45 days after the jurisdiction's program ending date.

(2) The National Board will provide the LRO, through the Local Board, with the necessary report forms well in advance of report deadlines.

(j) Closeout procedures.

The following definitions apply to closeout procedures:

``Close-out'' is the process by which the National Board determines that all applicable administrative actions and all required work of the award are complete.

``Disallowed costs'' are those charges that the National Board determines are unallowable under the legislation, National Board requirements, applicable Federal cost principles, or other conditions in the award. The applicable cost principles for Private Voluntary Organizations are contained in OMB Circular A-133, ``Audit of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations,'' and OMB Circular A- 110, ``Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations.'' The applicable cost principles for Public Organizations are contained in OMB Circular A-87, ``Cost Principles for State Agencies and Units of Local Governments.'' If you are unsure of where to find these circulars, check with your local Congressional Representative.

(k) Suspension and Termination Procedures.

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The following definitions apply to suspensions and termination procedures:

``Local Board Authority'' is authority to suspend/reallocate all or a portion of an LRO's award at its discretion for any cause (i.e., inability to deliver services, suspected fraud, violation of eligible costs, changing need in the community, etc.).

``Suspension'' of the award is an action by the Local Board or National Board that temporarily suspends Federal assistance under the award pending corrective action by the LRO or pending a decision by the National Board to terminate the award.

``Termination'' of the award means the cancellation of Federal assistance, in whole or in part, under the award at any time prior to the date of completion.

(l) Lobbying.

(1) Pub. L. 101-121, section 319, states that an LRO will not use Federally appropriated grant funds for lobbying activities. This condition bars the use of Federal money for political activities, but does not in any way restrict lobbying or political activities paid for with non-Federal funds. This condition prohibits the use of Federal grant funds for the following activities:

(i) Federal, State or local electioneering and support of such entities as campaign organizations and political action committees;

(ii) Direct lobbying of the Congress and State legislatures to influence legislation;

(iii) Grassroots lobbying concerning either Federal or State legislation;

(iv) Lobbying of the Executive branch in connection with decisions to sign or veto enrolled legislation; and,

(v) Efforts to use State or local officials to lobby the Congressional or State Legislatures.

(2) Any LRO that will receive more than $100,000 in EFSP funds must submit the following before grant payment:

(i) a certification form that the LRO will not use EFSP funds for lobbying activities; and,

(ii) a disclosure of lobbying activities (if applicable).

6.4 Grant Payment Process

(a) United Way of America is the fiscal agent for the National Board and will process all Local Board plans. Payments will be made to organizations recommended by Local Boards for funding.

(b) The National Board offers two methods of payment to LROs: direct deposit (electronic funds transfer) or checks. The National Board encourages LROs to take advantage of direct deposit where possible.

(c) The National Board will pay all awards totaling less than $100,000 in two equal installments. They will pay awards totaling $100,000 or more in two equal installments upon submission of lobbying certification and disclosure.

(d) The National Board will distribute second payments once it completes the jurisdiction's compliance review for the previous program period. Second payments will be held in escrow until the LRO satisfies all compliance exceptions. The deadline to request all second payments under Phase XVII is July 31, 1999. Therefore, for those LROs ineligible to receive their second checks due to unresolved compliance exceptions, Local Boards must reallocate their escrowed awards by July 31, 1999.

(e) The National Board will mail all payments directly to the LRO, and will mail second payments to the LRO only upon the written request of the Local Board Chair, together with the LRO's interim report. The Local Board will authorize second payments once they are assured that the LRO is implementing the current program as intended and according to these guidelines.

6.5 Eligibility of Costs

(a)(1) The intent of this appropriation is to purchase food and shelter to supplement and expand current available resources and not to substitute or reimburse ongoing programs and services. The LRO should clear questions regarding interpretation of the program's guidelines with the Local Board before action. Local Boards unsure of the meaning of these guidelines should contact the National Board at (703) 706-9660 for clarification before advising the LRO. If an LRO requests an expenditure request that is not listed below as eligible, the Local Board may request a waiver from the National Board.

(2) No individual or family may be charged a fee for service or assistance under EFSP.

(b) Eligible Program Costs. Eligible program costs include, but are not limited to:

(1) For food banks/pantries, eligible costs include:

(i) Groceries, food vouchers, vegetable seeds, gift certificates for food. Documentation required: receipts/invoices for food purchased and canceled checks.

(ii) The Local Board may allow for maintenance fees charged by food banks at the prevailing rate. EFSP funds cannot be used to pay such a maintenance fee twice: by a food bank and by the food pantry/agency it is serving. Food banks may operate as both a vendor and LRO. Documentation required: receipts/invoices for food purchased and canceled checks.

(iii) Transportation expenses related to the delivery of purchased and donated food; limited to actual fuel costs. Documentation required: (1) mileage log at the current Federal rate (30 cents per mile), with departure, destination and trip purpose; or, (2) receipts/invoices from contracted services or public transportation, receipts for actual fuel costs; and canceled checks.

(iv) Purchase of small equipment not exceeding $300 per item and essential to operation of food bank or pantry (e.g., shelving, and storage containers). Documentation required: receipts/invoices for equipment purchased and canceled checks.

(v) Purchase of consumable supplies essential to distribution of food (e.g., bags, boxes). Documentation required: receipts/invoices for supplies purchased and canceled checks.

(2) For mass shelters (five or more beds) or mass feeding sites, eligible expenditures include:

(i) Food (hot meals, groceries, food vouchers). Limited amounts of dessert items (i.e., cookies, ice cream, candy, etc.) used as a part of a daily diet plan may be purchased. Also allowable are vegetable seeds and vegetable plants cultivated in an agency's garden on-site and canning supplies. Documentation required: receipts/invoices for food purchased and canceled checks or served meals per diem schedule).

(ii) Local transportation expenses for picking up/delivery of food; transporting clients to mass shelter or feeding site. Limited to actual fuel costs, a mileage log at the current Federal rate (30 cents per mile) contracted services or public transportation. Documentation required: (1) mileage log, or (2) receipts/invoices from contracted services or public transportation, receipts for actual fuel costs, and canceled checks.

(iii) Purchase of consumable supplies essential to mass feeding (i.e., plastic cups, utensils, detergent, etc.) or mass shelters of five or more beds (i.e., soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, cleaning supplies, etc.) Documentation required: receipts/invoices for supplies purchased and canceled checks.

(iv) Purchase of small equipment not exceeding $300 per item and essential to mass feeding (i.e., pots, pans, toasters, blenders, etc.) or mass shelters

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(i.e., cots, blankets, linens, etc.). Documentation required: receipts/ invoices for equipment purchased and canceled checks.

(v) Leasing, only for the program period, of capital equipment associated with mass feeding or mass shelter (e.g., stoves, freezers, or vans with costs over $300 per item) only if the Local Board approves in advance. Documentation required: written Local Board approval, copy of lease agreement, and canceled checks.

(vi) With prior Local Board approval, minor emergency repair of small equipment essential to mass feeding or sheltering not exceeding $300 in repair costs per item. Equipment eligible for repairs are any that if not repaired would force the LRO to terminate or curtail services (e.g., stove, refrigerator, and hot water heater). Routine maintenance and service contracts are not eligible expenses. Documentation required: receipts or bills for equipment repair and canceled checks.

(vii) Limited amounts of basic first-aid supplies (e.g., aspirin, band-aids, cough syrup) for mass shelter providers and mass feeding sites only. Documentation required: receipts/invoices for first-aid supplies and canceled checks.

(3) Emergency repairs/building code of a mass feeding facility or mass shelter, provided:

(i) The facility is owned by a not-for-profit organization (profit- making facilities, leased facilities, government facilities, and individual residences are not eligible); and,

(ii) The emergency repair/building code plan and the contract detailing work to be done and material and equipment to be used or purchased is approved by the Local Board before the start of the emergency repair/building code project; and

(iii) The emergency repair/building code is limited to:

(A) Bring facility into compliance with local building codes; or,

(B) An emergency repair essential to keep the facility open for the current program phase.

(C) Maximum expenditure: $2,500.

(D) No award funds are used for decorative or non-essential purposes or routine maintenance/repairs.

(E) All emergency repair work is completed and paid for by the end of the jurisdiction's award phase. (Expenses which occur after that date will not be accepted as eligible costs.) Documentation required: letter from Local Board indicating approval and amount approved, copy of contract including cost or invoices for supplies and contract labor, document citing building code violation requiring the repair (for building code repairs) and canceled checks.

(14) Expenses incurred from accessibility improvements for the disabled are eligible for mass feeding or mass shelter facilities up to a limit of $2,500.

(i) These improvements may include those required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. A building code citation is not necessary for accessibility improvements. Note: All social service providers are mandated to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Documentation required: copy of contract describing work to be done including cost, letter from Local Board indicating approval and amount approved, and canceled checks.

(ii) For mass shelter providers, there are two options for eligible costs. One option must be selected at the beginning of the program year and continued throughout the entire year. Note the documentation requirements for each option.

(15) Reimbursement of actual direct eligible costs; in which case the LRO must keep and vendor invoices for supplies/equipment essential to the operation of the mass shelter (e.g., cots, mattresses, soap, linens, blankets, cleaning supplies). Documentation required: receipts/ invoices from vendor relating to operation of facility and canceled checks.

(16) Per diem allowance of exactly $5 per person or exactly $10 per person per night for mass shelter (five beds or more) providers, only if:

(i) Approved in advance by the Local Board; and,

(ii) LROs total mass shelter award is expended in this manner. Note: It is the decision of the Local Board to choose between the $5/ $10 rate. This rate may vary from agency to agency.

(A) The $5/$10 per diem, if elected, may be expended by the LRO for any cost related to the operation of the mass shelter; it is not limited to otherwise eligible items. The per diem allowance does not include the additional costs associated with food. Documentation required: schedule showing daily rate of $5 or $10 and number of persons sheltered by date with totals. Supporting documentation must be retained on-site, e.g., checks, invoices and service records.

(B) For mass feeding programs, there are two options for eligible costs. The LRO must select one option at the beginning of the program year and continue it throughout the entire year. Note the documentation requirements for each option.

(17) Reimbursement of actual direct eligible costs; in which case the LRO must keep canceled checks and vendor invoices for supplies/ equipment essential to the operation of the mass feeding programs (e.g., food, paper products, cleaning products, pots and pans, etc.). Documentation required: receipts/invoices from vendor relating to operation of facility and canceled checks.

(18) Per meal allowance of $1.50 per meal served only if:

(i) Approved in advance by the Local Board; and,

(ii) LRO's total mass feeding award is expended in this manner.

The $1.50 per meal allowance, if elected, may be expended by the LRO for any related cost; it is not limited to otherwise eligible items. The per-meal allowance does not include the additional costs associated with shelter. Documentation required: schedule showing meal rate of $1.50 and number of meals served by date with totals. Supporting documentation must be retained on-site, e.g., checks/ invoices and service records.

(19) For all agencies, eligible costs include the purchase of diapers for distribution to individuals/families. Vouchers to grocery stores may include diapers. Note: Local Boards should use discretion in selecting LROs to provide this service, taking into consideration the cost effectiveness of bulk purchasing. Documentation required: receipts/invoices for diapers purchased and canceled checks.

(c) For rent/mortgage assistance, eligible program costs include:

(1) Limited emergency rent or mortgage assistance for individuals or families, provided that:

(i) Payment is in arrears or due within 5 days; and,

(ii) All other resources have been exhausted; and,

(iii) The client is primary resident of the home in which rent/ mortgage is being paid and responsible for the rent/mortgage on the home or apartment where the rent/mortgage assistance is to be paid;

(iv) Payment is limited to one month's cost for each individual or family. Assistance can be provided for a full month's rent/mortgage all at one time, or in separate payments over a period of up to 90 consecutive days so long as the total amount paid does not exceed one month's costs;

(v) Assistance is provided only once in each award phase for each individual or family; and,

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(vi) Payment must guarantee an additional 30 days service.

Note: Late fees, legal fees, and deposits are ineligible. Payments for trailers and lots are eligible and can be paid to a mortgage company or to a private landlord. Documentation required: letters from landlords (must include amount of one month's rent and statement that rent is past due), mortgage letters and/or copy of loan coupon showing mortgage amount and date due and canceled checks.

(2) First month's rent may be paid when an individual or family:

(i) Is transient and plans to stay in the area for an extended period of time; or,

(ii) Is moving from a temporary shelter to a more permanent living arrangement; or,

(iii) Is being evicted because one-month payment will not forestall eviction.

The LRO cannot provide the first month's rent in addition to emergency rent/mortgage payment under Item 20 above, but can provide in addition to assistance provided for off-site and mass shelter. Documentation required: letters from landlords [must include amount of first month's rent] and canceled checks.

(d) For utility assistance, eligible program costs include:

(1) Limited utility assistance (includes gas, coal, electricity, oil, water, firewood) for individuals or families, provided that:

(i) Payment is in arrears;

(ii) All other resources have been exhausted (e.g., State's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program);

(iii) Payment is limited to one month's cost for each utility for each individual or family;

(iv) Month paid is part of the arrearage and from current phase or for continuous service; and,

(v) Each utility can be paid only once in each award phase for any individual or family.

(vi) Payment must guarantee an additional 30 days service.

(2) Other utility assistance.

(i) Reconnects are eligible.

(ii) Late fees and deposits are ineligible.

(iii) Utility assistance can be provided in addition to eligible rent/mortgage assistance.

(iv) The National Board encourages the use of the metered utility verification form (along with a copy of the past due utility bill) as the preferred method for verifying eligible utility assistance. Documentation required:

(A) nonmetered utilities [e.g., propane, firewood], receipts/ invoices for fuel including due date and canceled checks;

(B) metered utilities [e.g., electricity, water], copy of past due utility bill showing one month's charges including due date and canceled checks.

Note: Utility disconnects and termination notices often do not show amount owed by month. Verify this information with the utility company and write it on the notice or meter utility verification form if not included.

(d) For other shelter assistance, eligible program costs include:

(1) Off-site emergency lodging in a hotel or motel, or other off- site shelter facility provided:

(i) No appropriate on-site shelter is available; and,

(ii) It is limited to 30-days' assistance per individual or family during the program period. Note: Assistance may be extended in extreme cases with prior Local Board written approval. A copy of this approval should accompany LRO's documentation. Note: An LRO may not operate as a vendor for itself or other LROs, except for shared maintenance fee for food banks. Documentation required: receipts/invoices from off-site shelter (hotel/motel) and canceled checks.

(e) Ineligible Program Costs.

Purposes for which funds CANNOT BE USED include, but are not limited to:

(1) Cash payments of any kind including checks made out to cash or reimbursements to staff, volunteers or clients for program purchases.

(2) Deposits of any kind.

(3) Payment of more than one month's rent amount.

(4) Payment of more than one month's mortgage, first month's mortgage, or down payment on mortgage.

(5) Transportation of people not related to the direct provision of food or shelter (e.g. to another agency, another city, relative's home, transportation to jobs, health care, etc.).

(6) Payment of more than one month's portion of an accumulated utility bill.

(7) Payments made directly to a client.

(8) Rental security; deposits; revolving loan accounts.

(9) Real property (land or buildings) costing more than $300.

(10) Property taxes of any kind.

(11) Equipment costing more than $300 per item (e.g., vehicles, freezers, and washers).

(12) Emergency repairs/building code or rehabilitation to government-owned or profit-making facilities or leased facilities.

(13) Routine maintenance of agency facilities; routine maintenance or service contracts on equipment.

(14) Rehabilitation for expansion of service.

(15) Repairs of any kind to an individual's house or apartment.

(16) Purchase of supplies or equipment for an individual's home or private use.

(17) Lease-purchase agreements.

(18) Administrative cost reimbursement to State or regional offices of governmental or voluntary organizations.

(19) Lobbying efforts.

(20) Expenditures made prior to beginning of jurisdiction's program.

(21) Expenditures made after end of jurisdiction's program.

(22) Gas or repairs for client-owned transportation. Repairs to LRO-owned vehicles.

(23) Prescription medication or medical supplies.

(24) Clothing (except underwear/diapers for clients of mass shelters, if necessary).

(25) Payments for expenses not incurred (i.e., where no goods or services have been provided during new program period).

(26) Emergency assistance for natural disaster victims, e.g., supplies bought for and in anticipation of a natural disaster.

(27) Telephone costs, except as administrative allowance and limited to the total allowance (2 percent).

(28) Salaries, except as administrative allowance and limited to the total allowance (2 percent).

(29) Office equipment, except as administrative allowance and limited to the total allowance (2 percent).

(30) LRO may not operate as a vendor for itself or other LROs, except for shared maintenance fee for food banks.

(31) Direct expenses associated with new or expanded services or to prevent closing.

(32) Increased utility costs due to expansion of service.

(33) Encumbrance of funds for shelter, emergency repairs, utilities, that is, payments for goods or services that are purchased and are to be delivered at a later date. Also, withholding assistance in anticipation of a future need (e.g., holiday events, special programs).

(34) Supplementing foster care costs, where an LRO has already received payment for basic boarding of a client. Comprehensive foster care costs beyond food and shelter are not allowed.

(35) No fee for service may be charged to individuals or families in order to receive service.

(f) Administrative allowance.

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(1) There is an administrative allowance limitation of two percent (2%) of total funds received by the Local Board, excluding any interest earned. This allowance is a part of the total award, not in addition to the award. The local administrative allowance is intended for use by LROs or Local Boards and not for reimbursement of the program or administrative costs that a recipient's parent organization (its State or regional offices) might incur as a result of this additional funding.

(2) The Local Board may elect to use, for its own administrative costs, all or any portion of the 2 percent allowance. The decision on distribution of the allowance among LROs rests with the Local Board. No LRO may receive an allowance greater than 2 percent of that LRO's award amount unless the LRO is providing the administrative support for the Local Board and it is approved by the National Board.

(3) The SSA Committee, when in operation, may use a maximum of one- half of one percent (0.5%) for its administrative costs in allocating the SSA grant. As with Local Board awards, this administrative allowance is part of the total award, not in addition to the award.

(4) Any of the administrative allowance not used must be put back into program funds for additional services. Note: The administrative allowance may only be allocated in whole-dollar amounts.

Required Documentation: None with the final report; LROs receiving funds for administration must retain documentation that the funds were spent on the direct administration of EFSP.

6.6 Required Documentation

(a) Documentation. LRO documentation of EFSP expenditures requires copies of canceled checks (both sides) and itemized vendor invoices. An acceptable invoice has the following characteristics:

(1) It must be vendor originated;

(2) It must have name of vendor;

(3) It must have name of purchaser;

(4) It must have date of purchase;

(5) It must be itemized; and,

(6) It must have total cost of purchase.

(b) Documentation may also include: per diem schedule, per meal allowance schedule, and mileage logs.

(c) All LROs must periodically submit documentation to the National Board to ensure continued program compliance. Any LRO receiving over $100,000 in Federal funds must comply with OMB Circular A-133.

(d) Reports. (1) In addition to the aforementioned documentation, LROs must submit reports to the Local Board by their due date. Interim report/second and third check request forms will be enclosed in the LROs' first check package. When the LRO is ready to request its second/ third check it must complete and sign the interim report and forward it to the Local Board for its review and approval. The Local Board chair should complete the reverse side (second/third check request) and mail it to the National Board. LROs must complete all portions of the final report form, return two copies to the Local Board, including one copy of documentation if requested, and retain a copy for their records.

(2) The LRO must work with the Local Board to clear up quickly any problems related to compliance exception(s) at the end of the program.

7.0 Local Appeals Process

(a) Fairness and openness. An appeals process is a statement to eligible agencies and to the community at large that the Local Board is interested in fairness and openness.

(1) A good appeals process begins with prevention. If the Local Board includes both representatives of affiliates of the National Board and representatives of other groups involved with assisting hungry and homeless people, it is less likely to experience an appeal. Similarly, if the Local Board's decision-making process is open, thorough, and even-handed, appeals are less likely.

(2) It is the responsibility of the Local Board to establish a written appeals process. That process may be simple or elaborate, depending on the needs of the community.

(b) Appeals guidelines. The appeal process should meet the following guidelines:

(1) It should be available to agencies and to the public upon request;

(2) It should be timely, without undue delay;

(3) It should include the basis for appeal (e.g., Provision of information not previously available to the group making the appeal or to the Local Board; correction of erroneous information; violation of Federal or National Board guidelines; or allegation of bias, fraud, or misuse of Federal funds on the part of the Local Board may be cause for appeal);

(4) The decision should be communicated to the organization making the appeal in a timely manner. In the case of an appeal on the basis of fraud or other abuse of Federal funds, the Local Board must inform the agency making the appeal of the right of referral to the National Board;

(c) Primary decision-maker. Except for cost and LRO eligibility, the Local Board is the primary decision-maker. Only when there is significant question of misapplication of guidelines, fraud, or other abuse on the part of the Local Board will the National Board consider action.

(d) Common appeals practices. The National Board does not mandate any particular appeals process. However, some Local Boards have developed processes that work well for them and may offer some help to other communities. Common practices include the following:

(1) Set a time period of not more than 30 days for agencies or organizations to appeal a funding decision;

(2) Require written notice of appeal, signed by the Chief Volunteer Officer of the organization making the appeal;

(3) The first level of appeal is usually to the Local Board, or to an executive committee of the board;

(e) Appeals board; delegations. Some boards appoint one or more members to act as a liaison with the organization making the appeal:

(1) In the case of an appeal for the purpose of providing previously unavailable information or correction of erroneous information, the process usually ends with prompt notification of decision (within ten working days of appeal).

(2) In the case of appeals for the purpose of contesting alleged prejudice, violation of law or National Board guidelines, fraud, or misuse of Federal funds, some Local Boards have allowed appeals to a group other than the Local Board itself. This practice is not required but the National Board permits it. Such groups may simply be composed of different individuals representing the same organizations that make up the Local Board. They may also include an entirely different group of persons who have knowledge of the program and the Local Board deems them to be both responsible and unbiased, and to hold the trust of the community at large.

(3) If the board chooses to delegate authority to any third party in an appeals process, the power and authority of that body should be clear. Is it simply advisory to the Local Board? Will the board abide by the decisions of this body as long as they are consistent with the law and the National Board guidelines?

(4) The disposition of appeals is often communicated by telephone to the chief

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professional and volunteer officers of the organization appealing immediately after a decision is made. In such cases, a written communication is sent as soon as possible confirming the action taken. The written communication is, of course, the official notification.

(f) National Board role. It is important to reaffirm that the National Board does not require or advise any single appeals process.

8.0 Allocations Formula

(a) Designation of Target Areas.

(1) The National Board will select local jurisdictions to receive funds based on average unemployment statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor for the most current 12-month period (August 1, 1997--July 31, 1998) available. The National Board also uses poverty statistics from the 1990 Census. The Board uses this approach in order to target funds for high-need areas more effectively. Funds designated for a particular jurisdiction must be used to provide services within that jurisdiction.

(2) The National Board bases its determination of high-need jurisdictions on four factors:

(i) Most current twelve-month national unemployment rates;

(ii) Total number of unemployed within a civil jurisdiction;

(iii) Total number of individuals below the poverty level within a civil jurisdiction; and,

(iv) The total population of the civil jurisdiction.

(3) In addition to unemployment, the National Board uses poverty to qualify a jurisdiction for receipt of an award.

(b) Fiscal Year 1999 Formula. (1) The National Board selected jurisdictions under Phase XVII (PL 105-276) according to the following criteria:

(i) Jurisdictions, including balance of counties, with 18,000+ unemployed and a 3.6% rate of unemployment.

(ii) Jurisdictions, including balance of counties, with 400 to 17,999 unemployed and a 5.6% rate of unemployment.

(iii) Jurisdictions, including balance of counties, with 400 or more unemployed and an 11.7% rate of poverty.

(2) Jurisdictions with a minimum of 400 unemployed may qualify for an award based upon their rate of unemployment or their rate of poverty. Once a jurisdiction's eligibility is established, the National Board will determine its fund distribution based on a ratio calculated as follows: the average number of unemployed within an eligible area divided by the average number of unemployed covered by the national program equals the area's portion of the award (less National Board administrative costs, and less that portion of program funds required to fulfill designated awards).

[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN28AP99.025

(3) Puerto Rico and U.S. territories will receive a designated percentage of the total award based on the decision of the National Board.

9.0 Amendments to Plan

The National Board reserves the right to amend this Plan at any time.

Dated: April 21, 1999. Kay C. Goss, Associate Director, Preparedness, Training and Exercise Directorate.

The following is a list of Phase XVII (fiscal year 1999) allocations. These jurisdictions were notified in October 1998 about this award.

Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program Allocations--Phase 17

Alabama:

17-0006-01 Birmingham/Jefferson, Shelby Counties...

$203,581

17-0030-00 Autauga County..........................

11,176

17-0032-00 Baldwin County..........................

33,494

17-0034-00 Barbour County..........................

11,225

17-0036-00 Bibb County.............................

9,612

17-0038-00 Blount County...........................

11,669

17-0040-00 Bullock County..........................

7,555

17-0042-00 Butler County...........................

15,949

17-0044-00 Calhoun County..........................

45,180

17-0046-00 Chambers County.........................

12,377

17-0048-00 Cherokee County.........................

6,880

17-0050-00 Chilton County..........................

13,809

17-0052-00 Choctaw County..........................

12,311

17-0054-00 Clarke County...........................

22,713

17-0060-00 Coffee County...........................

14,188

17-0062-00 Colbert County..........................

33,132

17-0064-00 Conecuh County..........................

10,221

17-0068-00 Covington County........................

18,023

17-0070-00 Crenshaw County.........................

7,242

17-0072-00 Cullman County..........................

23,306

17-0074-00 Dale County.............................

16,722

17-0076-00 Dallas County...........................

32,803

17-0078-00 De Kalb County..........................

23,141

17-0080-00 Elmore County...........................

14,879

17-0082-00 Escambia County.........................

16,525

17-0084-00 Etowah County...........................

36,226

17-0086-00 Fayette County..........................

8,756

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17-0088-00 Franklin County.........................

22,796

17-0090-00 Geneva County...........................

8,937

17-0092-00 Greene County...........................

8,279

17-0094-00 Hale County.............................

8,806

17-0098-00 Houston County..........................

27,042

17-0102-00 Jackson County..........................

28,458

17-0108-00 Lamar County............................

10,748

17-0110-00 Lauderdale County.......................

44,801

17-0112-00 Lawrence County.........................

14,599

17-0114-00 Lee County..............................

32,112

17-0116-00 Limestone County........................

18,418

17-0118-00 Lowndes County..........................

8,625

17-0120-00 Macon County............................

10,797

17-0126-00 Marengo County..........................

15,784

17-0128-00 Marion County...........................

20,689

17-0130-00 Marshall County.........................

34,037

17-0132-00 Mobile County...........................

147,719

17-0136-00 Monroe County...........................

20,919

17-0138-00 Montgomery County.......................

69,852

17-0142-00 Morgan County...........................

37,444

17-0144-00 Perry County............................

6,896

17-0146-00 Pickens County..........................

10,715

17-0148-00 Pike County.............................

12,163

17-0150-00 Randolph County.........................

6,814

17-0152-00 Russell County..........................

18,006

17-0154-00 St. Clair County........................

15,044

17-0158-00 Sumter County...........................

9,908

17-0160-00 Talladega County........................

32,852

17-0162-00 Tallapoosa County.......................

15,175

17-0164-00 Tuscaloosa County.......................

39,765

17-0168-00 Walker County...........................

32,869

17-0170-00 Washington County.......................

14,171

17-0172-00 Wilcox County...........................

8,740

17-0174-00 Winston County..........................

14,023

17-0176-00 State Set-Aside Committee, AL...........

42,731

Alabama Total................................... 1,543,429 Alaska:

17-0190-00 Bethel Census Area......................

8,114

17-0196-00 Fairbanks North Star Borough............

45,361

17-0200-00 Juneau Borough..........................

16,311

17-0202-00 Kenai Peninsula Borough.................

41,263

17-0204-00 Ketchikan Gateway Borough...............

10,567

17-0208-00 Kodiak Island Borough...................

10,024

17-0210-00 Matanuska-Susitna Census................

39,929

17-0216-00 Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan.........

7,028

17-0224-00 Valdez-Cordova Census Area..............

8,542

17-0232-00 State Set-Aside Committee, AK...........

87,530

Alaska Total....................................

274,669 Arizona:

17-0242-00 Apache County...........................

51,994

17-0244-00 Cochise County..........................

46,925

17-0246-00 Coconino County.........................

72,271

17-0248-00 Gila County.............................

22,401

17-0250-00 Graham County...........................

14,780

17-0254-00 La Paz County...........................

9,842

17-0256-00 Maricopa County.........................

609,723

17-0268-00 Mohave County...........................

44,209

17-0270-00 Navajo County...........................

69,901

17-0272-00 Pima County.............................

179,321

17-0276-00 Pinal County............................

40,818

17-0278-00 Santa Cruz County.......................

42,711

17-0280-00 Yavapai County..........................

38,547

17-0282-00 Yuma County.............................

289,826

17-0284-00 State Set-Aside Committee, AZ...........

2,944

Arizona Total................................... 1,536,213 Arkansas:

17-0304-00 Arkansas County.........................

9,842

17-0306-00 Ashley County...........................

14,862

17-0308-00 Baxter County...........................

11,258

17-0312-00 Boone County............................

15,175

17-0314-00 Bradley County..........................

9,102

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17-0318-00 Carroll County..........................

10,534

17-0320-00 Chicot County...........................

8,625

17-0322-00 Clark County............................

6,946

17-0324-00 Clay County.............................

8,312

17-0326-00 Cleburne County.........................

7,209

17-0330-00 Columbia County.........................

13,101

17-0332-00 Conway County...........................

8,937

17-0334-00 Craighead County........................

28,112

17-0336-00 Crawford County.........................

18,286

17-0338-00 Crittenden County.......................

17,315

17-0340-00 Cross County............................

9,151

17-0344-00 Desha County............................

9,892

17-0346-00 Drew County.............................

14,731

17-0348-00 Faulkner County.........................

35,189

17-0354-00 Garland County..........................

27,635

17-0358-00 Greene County...........................

15,965

17-0360-00 Hempstead County........................

13,628

17-0362-00 Hot Spring County.......................

12,064

17-0366-00 Independence County.....................

16,574

17-0370-00 Jackson County..........................

13,332

17-0372-00 Jefferson County........................

46,711

17-0376-00 Johnson County..........................

6,649

17-0380-00 Lawrence County.........................

9,612

17-0382-00 Lee County..............................

7,160

17-0388-00 Logan County............................

8,065

17-0390-00 Lonoke County...........................

13,513

17-0396-00 Miller County...........................

12,805

17-0398-00 Mississippi County......................

44,456

17-0408-00 Ouachita County.........................

18,977

17-0412-00 Phillips County.........................

13,990

17-0416-00 Poinsett County.........................

12,871

17-0420-00 Pope County.............................

23,388

17-0424-00 Pulaski County..........................

122,142

17-0430-00 Randolph County.........................

13,431

17-0432-00 St. Francis County......................

18,171

17-0440-00 Sebastian County........................

40,407

17-0446-00 Sharp County............................

6,699

17-0450-00 Union County............................

22,039

17-0452-00 Van Buren County........................

8,608

17-0454-00 Washington County.......................

42,036

17-0456-00 White County............................

28,293

17-0460-00 Yell County.............................

7,127

17-0462-00 State Set-Aside Committee, AR...........

91,608

Arkansas Total..................................

974,535 California:

17-0634-00 Alameda County..........................

283,885

17-0646-00 Oakland City............................

201,129

17-0652-00 Amador County...........................

12,706

17-0654-00 Butte County............................

120,579

17-0656-00 Calaveras County........................

21,249

17-0658-00 Colusa County...........................

30,383

17-0660-00 Contra Costa County.....................

306,351

17-0668-00 Del Norte County........................

17,348

17-0464-00 Fresno City/County......................

867,899

17-0676-00 Glenn County............................

24,096

17-0678-00 Humboldt County.........................

74,098

17-0680-00 Imperial County.........................

242,605

17-0682-00 Inyo County.............................

9,233

17-0684-00 Kern County.............................

564,922

17-0688-00 Kings County............................

97,519

17-0690-00 Lake County.............................

38,810

17-0692-00 Lassen County...........................

17,907

17-0695-00 Los Angeles City/County................. 4,827,667

17-0760-00 Madera County...........................

113,419

17-0766-00 Mariposa County.........................

9,036

17-0768-00 Mendocino County........................

55,895

17-0770-00 Merced County...........................

214,411

17-0772-00 Modoc County............................

7,670

17-0774-00 Mono County.............................

9,497

17-0776-00 Monterey County.........................

332,109

17-0784-00 Nevada County...........................

40,226

17-0786-00 Orange County...........................

699,342

17-0818-00 Plumas County...........................

16,870

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17-0820-00 Riverside County........................

757,755

17-0824-00 Sacramento County.......................

487,565

17-0828-00 San Benito County.......................

47,204

17-0830-00 San Bernardino County...................

706,140

17-0840-00 San Diego County........................

808,235

17-0858-00 San Francisco City/County...............

266,339

17-0860-00 San Joaquin County......................

435,126

17-0864-00 San Luis Obispo County..................

78,608

17-0866-00 San Mateo County........................

160,870

17-0876-00 Santa Barbara County....................

151,225

17-0880-00 Santa Clara County......................

454,729

17-0892-00 Santa Cruz County.......................

176,539

17-0896-00 Shasta County...........................

111,707

17-0900-00 Siskiyou County.........................

37,691

17-0902-00 Solano County...........................

179,189

17-0912-00 Stanislaus County.......................

418,750

17-0916-00 Sutter County...........................

91,759

17-0918-00 Tehama County...........................

35,848

17-0920-00 Trinity County..........................

11,669

17-0922-00 Tulare County...........................

413,598

17-0926-00 Tuolumne County.........................

27,536

17-0928-00 Ventura County..........................

384,317

17-0938-00 Yolo County.............................

82,213

17-0940-00 Yuba County.............................

47,303

17-0942-00 State Set-Aside Committee, CA...........

209,754

California Total................................ 15,838,530 Colorado:

17-0968-00 Adams County............................

86,426

17-0978-00 Alamosa County..........................

7,489

17-0990-00 Boulder County..........................

74,411

17-1010-00 Delta County............................

8,295

17-1012-00 Denver City/County......................

160,821

17-1026-00 Fremont County..........................

10,122

17-1056-00 La Plata County.........................

17,414

17-1058-00 Larimer County..........................

67,416

17-1066-00 Logan County............................

7,044

17-1068-00 Mesa County.............................

39,205

17-1074-00 Montezuma County........................

11,472

17-1076-00 Montrose County.........................

14,681

17-1078-00 Morgan County...........................

6,814

17-1080-00 Otero County............................

7,012

17-1092-00 Pueblo County...........................

57,771

17-1116-00 Weld County.............................

49,196

17-1122-00 State Set-Aside Committee, CO...........

270,384

Colorado Total..................................

895,973 Connecticut:

17-1422-01 Fairfield Census/Bridgeport.............

124,613

17-1422-02 Fairfield Census/Danbury................

37,926

17-1422-03 Fairfield Census/Norwalk................

46,053

17-1422-04 Fairfield Census/Stamford...............

62,306

17-1438-00 Hartford Census County..................

324,226

17-1458-00 New Haven Census County.................

314,663

17-1472-00 New London Census County................

109,255

17-1478-00 State Set-Aside Committee, CT...........

135,176

Connecticut Total............................... 1,154,218 Delaware:

17-1480-00 Kent County.............................

46,167

17-1482-00 New Castle County.......................

146,222

17-1488-00 State Set-Aside Committee, DE...........

21,691

Delaware Total..................................

214,080 District of Columbia:

17-1492-00 District of Columbia....................

358,510

District of Columbia Total......................

358,510 Florida:

17-1556-00 Alachua County..........................

46,925

17-1562-00 Bay County..............................

73,341

17-1566-00 Brevard County..........................

149,727

17-1570-00 Broward County..........................

612,027

17-1586-00 Citrus County...........................

35,091

17-1592-00 Columbia County.........................

18,878

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17-1594-00 Dade County............................. 1,195,433

17-1604-00 De Soto County..........................

11,077

17-1608-00 Duval County............................

229,735

17-1612-00 Escambia County.........................

83,085

17-1620-00 Gadsden County..........................

15,192

17-1626-00 Gulf County.............................

9,003

17-1630-00 Hardee County...........................

20,146

17-1632-00 Hendry County...........................

35,453

17-1636-00 Highlands County........................

37,839

17-1638-00 Hillsborough County.....................

271,968

17-1644-00 Indian River County.....................

60,388

17-1646-00 Jackson County..........................

16,640

17-1654-00 Lee County..............................

93,602

17-1656-00 Leon County.............................

61,112

17-1660-00 Levy County.............................

9,349

17-1666-00 Manatee County..........................

55,286

17-1668-00 Marion County...........................

69,408

17-1670-00 Martin County...........................

48,883

17-1674-00 Nassau County...........................

15,718

17-1678-00 Okeechobee County.......................

22,269

17-1680-00 Orange County...........................

249,321

17-1684-00 Osceola County..........................

45,789

17-1686-00 Palm Beach County.......................

493,901

17-1694-00 Pinellas County.........................

257,846

17-1702-00 Polk County.............................

196,866

17-1706-00 Putnam County...........................

26,483

17-1710-00 St Lucie County.........................

130,306

17-1712-00 Santa Rosa County.......................

32,128

17-1714-00 Sarasota County.........................

64,091

17-1718-00 Seminole County.........................

102,934

17-1720-00 Sumter County...........................

9,316

17-1722-00 Suwannee County.........................

9,513

17-1724-00 Taylor County...........................

9,991

17-1728-00 Volusia County..........................

109,156

17-1734-00 Walton County...........................

10,830

17-1736-00 Washington County.......................

7,802

17-1738-00 State Set-Aside Committee, FL...........

247,589

Florida Total................................... 5,301,437 Georgia:

17-1741-00 Atlanta and College Park/Clayton,

572,904 Dekalb, Fulton Counties............................

17-1742-00 Macon/Bibb, Jones Counties..............

75,069

17-1772-00 Appling County..........................

12,657

17-1776-00 Bacon County............................

6,600

17-1780-00 Baldwin County..........................

13,463

17-1784-00 Barrow County...........................

12,229

17-1788-00 Ben Hill County.........................

8,509

17-1800-00 Brooks County...........................

6,798

17-1804-00 Bulloch County..........................

14,797

17-1806-00 Burke County............................

19,800

17-1816-00 Carroll County..........................

33,132

17-1818-00 Catoosa County..........................

15,784

17-1822-00 Chatham County..........................

80,616

17-1828-00 Chattooga County........................

8,822

17-1832-00 Clarke County...........................

24,639

17-1840-00 Cobb County.............................

149,250

17-1842-00 Coffee County...........................

17,825

17-1844-00 Colquitt County.........................

14,352

17-1854-00 Crisp County............................

10,600

17-1860-00 Decatur County..........................

9,513

17-1866-00 Dodge County............................

9,349

17-1870-00 Dougherty County........................

57,656

17-1880-00 Effingham County........................

8,394

17-1882-00 Elbert County...........................

12,213

17-1884-00 Emanuel County..........................

12,361

17-1888-00 Fannin County...........................

9,727

17-1892-00 Floyd County............................

32,885

17-1896-00 Franklin County.........................

6,649

17-1902-00 Gilmer County...........................

8,476

17-1906-00 Glynn County............................

18,977

17-1910-00 Grady County............................

11,620

17-1920-00 Hancock County..........................

6,781

17-1922-00 Haralson County.........................

10,073

17-1926-00 Hart County.............................

7,044

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17-1932-00 Houston County..........................

31,107

17-1936-00 Jackson County..........................

13,184

17-1940-00 Jeff Davis County.......................

6,649

17-1942-00 Jefferson County........................

14,698

17-1956-00 Laurens County..........................

22,236

17-1958-00 Lee County..............................

8,476

17-1960-00 Liberty County..........................

19,899

17-1966-00 Lowndes County..........................

25,775

17-1970-00 McDuffie County.........................

13,118

17-1974-00 Macon County............................

10,237

17-1976-00 Madison County..........................

7,275

17-1980-00 Meriwether County.......................

7,933

17-1984-00 Mitchell County.........................

15,718

17-1986-00 Monroe County...........................

8,904

17-1994-00 Muskogee County.........................

68,453

17-1998-00 Newton County...........................

20,261

17-2006-00 Peach County............................

11,357

17-2014-00 Polk County.............................

14,978

17-2026-00 Richmond County.........................

93,899

17-2032-00 Screven County..........................

9,447

17-2036-00 Spalding County.........................

22,302

17-2038-00 Stephens County.........................

10,896

17-2042-00 Sumter County...........................

23,075

17-2052-00 Telfair County..........................

7,225

17-2054-00 Terrell County..........................

8,625

17-2056-00 Thomas County...........................

14,632

17-2058-00 Tift County.............................

17,595

17-2060-00 Toombs County...........................

17,891

17-2066-00 Troup County............................

24,047

17-2068-00 Turner County...........................

8,575

17-2074-00 Upson County............................

7,719

17-2076-00 Walker County...........................

24,935

17-2078-00 Walton County...........................

14,319

17-2080-00 Ware County.............................

12,245

17-2084-00 Washington County.......................

15,850

17-2086-00 Wayne County............................

13,036

17-2102-00 Worth County............................

10,024

17-2104-00 State Set-Aside Committee, GA...........

379,998

Georgia Total................................... 2,376,157 Hawaii:

17-2106-00 Honolulu City/County....................

350,840

17-2108-00 Hawaii County...........................

107,115

17-2112-00 Kauai County............................

46,957

17-2114-00 Maui County.............................

76,337

Hawaii Total....................................

581,249 Idaho:

17-2134-00 Bannock County..........................

33,938

17-2138-00 Benewah County..........................

7,439

17-2140-00 Bingham County..........................

18,401

17-2146-00 Bonner County...........................

22,285

17-2156-00 Canyon County...........................

52,224

17-2160-00 Cassia County...........................

11,406

17-2164-00 Clearwater County.......................

8,526

17-2168-00 Elmore County...........................

9,102

17-2174-00 Gem County..............................

7,127

17-2178-00 Idaho County............................

10,929

17-2180-00 Jefferson County........................

6,995

17-2182-00 Jerome County...........................

7,110

17-2184-00 Kootenai County.........................

71,580

17-2186-00 Latah County............................

8,460

17-2196-00 Minidoka County.........................

14,007

17-2198-00 Nez Perce County........................

13,924

17-2204-00 Payette County..........................

12,739

17-2208-00 Shoshone County.........................

11,604

17-2212-00 Twin Falls County.......................

25,692

17-2218-00 State Set-Aside Committee, ID...........

99,675

Idaho Total.....................................

453,163 Illinois:

17-2342-00 Adams County............................

22,582

17-2346-00 Bond County.............................

7,275

17-2356-00 Carroll County..........................

7,834

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17-2360-00 Champaign County........................

43,797

17-2364-00 Christian County........................

15,998

17-2366-00 Clark County............................

7,571

17-2368-00 Clay County.............................

7,719

17-2372-00 Coles County............................

17,200

17-2374-00 Cook County.............................

842,174

17-2378-00 Chicago City............................ 1,243,838

17-2398-00 Crawford County.........................

12,015

17-2402-00 DeKalb County...........................

26,038

17-2414-00 Edgar County............................

7,407

17-2420-00 Fayette County..........................

11,439

17-2424-00 Franklin County.........................

29,659

17-2426-00 Fulton County...........................

16,558

17-2430-00 Greene County...........................

6,814

17-2432-00 Grundy County...........................

20,179

17-2436-00 Hancock County..........................

8,197

17-2446-00 Jackson County..........................

22,253

17-2448-00 Jasper County...........................

7,769

17-2450-00 Jefferson County........................

21,512

17-2458-00 Kane County.............................

138,848

17-2464-00 Kankakee County.........................

48,225

17-2468-00 Knox County.............................

20,722

17-2470-00 Lake County.............................

187,386

17-2474-00 La Salle County.........................

59,960

17-2476-00 Lawrence County.........................

9,283

17-2484-00 McDonough County........................

7,258

17-2488-00 McLean County...........................

34,975

17-2490-00 Macon County............................

60,273

17-2494-00 Macoupin County.........................

20,738

17-2496-00 Madison County..........................

101,535

17-2498-00 Marion County...........................

26,005

17-2502-00 Mason County............................

9,135

17-2512-00 Montgomery County.......................

18,944

17-2520-00 Peoria County...........................

66,231

17-2524-00 Perry County............................

13,595

17-2528-00 Pike County.............................

7,983

17-2536-00 Randolph County.........................

14,731

17-2538-00 Richland County.........................

8,345

17-2540-00 Rock Island County......................

48,406

17-2542-00 St. Clair County........................

114,719

17-2546-00 Saline County...........................

14,797

17-2548-00 Sangamon County.........................

68,716

17-2560-00 Stephenson County.......................

21,495

17-2562-00 Tazewell County.........................

44,291

17-2564-00 Union County............................

10,040

17-2566-00 Vermilion County........................

44,966

17-2568-00 Wabash County...........................

7,933

17-2574-00 Wayne County............................

8,674

17-2576-00 White County............................

9,349

17-2580-00 Will County.............................

162,812

17-2586-00 Williamson County.......................

37,526

17-2588-00 Winnebago County........................

107,296

17-2594-00 State Set-Aside Committee, IL...........

351,332

Illinois Total.................................. 4,312,352 Indiana:

17-2640-00 Clark County............................

26,812

17-2642-00 Clay County.............................

9,777

17-2648-00 Daviess County..........................

7,275

17-2656-00 Delaware County.........................

41,789

17-2662-00 Elkhart County..........................

46,398

17-2668-00 Floyd County............................

17,068

17-2678-00 Grant County............................

22,615

17-2680-00 Greene County...........................

16,426

17-2690-00 Henry County............................

18,566

17-2692-00 Howard County...........................

22,960

17-2708-00 Knox County.............................

12,986

17-2714-00 Lake County.............................

95,660

17-2716-00 Gary City...............................

67,712

17-2720-00 La Porte County.........................

31,437

17-2724-00 Madison County..........................

39,288

17-2728-00 Marion County...........................

228,484

17-2738-00 Monroe County...........................

25,215

17-2752-00 Orange County...........................

9,941

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17-2754-00 Owen County.............................

7,472

17-2758-00 Perry County............................

9,349

17-2770-00 Randolph County.........................

14,978

17-2776-00 St. Joseph County.......................

70,181

17-2780-00 Scott County............................

8,279

17-2786-00 Starke County...........................

9,003

17-2790-00 Sullivan County.........................

10,336

17-2794-00 Tippecanoe County.......................

27,898

17-2800-00 Vanderburgh County......................

57,508

17-2804-00 Vermillion County.......................

8,806

17-2806-00 Vigo County.............................

46,645

17-2816-00 Washington County.......................

10,188

17-2818-00 Wayne County............................

23,355

17-2826-00 State Set-Aside Committee, IN...........

345,559

Indiana Total................................... 1,389,966 Iowa:

17-2858-00 Blackhawk County........................

37,872

17-2890-00 Clayton County..........................

8,048

17-2892-00 Clinton County..........................

13,595

17-2902-00 Delaware County.........................

6,863

17-2904-00 Des Moines County.......................

12,739

17-2946-00 Jackson County..........................

7,357

17-2952-00 Johnson County..........................

23,701

17-2962-00 Lee County..............................

14,040

17-3006-00 Polk County.............................

76,765

17-3010-00 Pottawattamie County....................

22,154

17-3020-00 Scott County............................

37,131

17-3028-00 Story County............................

18,385

17-3038-00 Wapello County..........................

12,262

17-3046-00 Webster County..........................

10,221

17-3050-00 Winneshiek County.......................

7,110

17-3052-00 Woodbury County.........................

26,548

17-3060-00 State Set-Aside Committee, IA...........

202,246

Iowa Total......................................

537,037 Kansas:

17-3061-00 Manhattan/Pottawatamie, Riley Counties..

25,725

17-3084-00 Atchison County.........................

7,900

17-3088-00 Barton County...........................

7,834

17-3100-00 Cherokee County.........................

9,941

17-3116-00 Crawford County.........................

14,007

17-3124-00 Douglas County..........................

35,551

17-3132-00 Ellis County............................

6,962

17-3140-00 Franklin County.........................

10,205

17-3142-00 Geary County............................

11,587

17-3182-00 Labette County..........................

9,316

17-3194-00 Lyon County.............................

11,521

17-3208-00 Montgomery County.......................

14,204

17-3222-00 Osage County............................

9,283

17-3238-00 Reno County.............................

19,290

17-3252-00 Saline County...........................

17,035

17-3256-00 Sedgwick County.........................

118,834

17-3262-00 Shawnee County..........................

66,511

17-3296-00 Wyandotte County........................

89,109

17-3300-00 State Set-Aside Committee, KS...........

176,536

Kansas Total....................................

661,351 Kentucky

17-3316-00 Adair County............................

22,532

17-3318-00 Allen County............................

8,065

17-3324-00 Barren County...........................

13,381

17-3328-00 Bell County.............................

11,521

17-3334-00 Boyd County.............................

25,001

17-3336-00 Boyle County............................

7,390

17-3342-00 Breckinridge County.....................

7,324

17-3350-00 Calloway County.........................

14,698

17-3358-00 Carter County...........................

21,084

17-3360-00 Casey County............................

9,233

17-3362-00 Christian County........................

20,212

17-3364-00 Clark County............................

10,122

17-3366-00 Clay County.............................

9,316

17-3374-00 Daviess County..........................

38,563

17-3384-00 Fayette County..........................

50,035

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17-3386-00 Fleming County..........................

7,983

17-3388-00 Floyd County............................

17,595

17-3390-00 Franklin County.........................

12,015

17-3398-00 Grant County............................

7,933

17-3400-00 Graves County...........................

15,702

17-3402-00 Grayson County..........................

12,377

17-3404-00 Green County............................

10,534

17-3406-00 Greenup County..........................

17,233

17-3410-00 Hardin County...........................

29,215

17-3412-00 Harlan County...........................

19,471

17-3416-00 Hart County.............................

6,880

17-3418-00 Henderson County........................

22,104

17-3424-00 Hopkins County..........................

16,854

17-3428-00 Jefferson County........................

236,516

17-3434-00 Johnson County..........................

10,468

17-3436-00 Kenton County...........................

44,225

17-3440-00 Knott County............................

6,913

17-3442-00 Knox County.............................

12,245

17-3446-00 Laurel County...........................

20,343

17-3448-00 Lawrence County.........................

8,509

17-3454-00 Letcher County..........................

9,694

17-3456-00 Lewis County............................

12,295

17-3462-00 Logan County............................

9,069

17-3466-00 McCracken County........................

24,886

17-3468-00 McCreary County.........................

8,756

17-3472-00 Madison County..........................

15,159

17-3474-00 Magoffin County.........................

10,517

17-3476-00 Marion County...........................

10,353

17-3478-00 Marshall County.........................

14,731

17-3484-00 Meade County............................

7,176

17-3494-00 Montgomery County.......................

8,625

17-3496-00 Morgan County...........................

7,110

17-3498-00 Muhlenberg County.......................

14,319

17-3500-00 Nelson County...........................

16,574

17-3504-00 Ohio County.............................

11,834

17-3514-00 Perry County............................

12,509

17-3516-00 Pike County.............................

32,144

17-3520-00 Pulaski County..........................

23,125

17-3528-00 Russell County..........................

20,936

17-3538-00 Taylor County...........................

28,178

17-3546-00 Union County............................

6,979

17-3548-00 Warren County...........................

37,181

17-3552-00 Wayne County............................

11,818

17-3556-00 Whitley County..........................

13,826

17-3562-00 State Set-Aside Committee, KY...........

168,141

Kentucky Total.................................. 1,339,527 Louisiana

17-3564-00 Shreveport/Bossier, Caddo Parishes......

166,631

17-3574-00 Acadia Parish...........................

22,631

17-3576-00 Allen Parish............................

9,925

17-3578-00 Ascension Parish........................

27,091

17-3580-00 Assumption Parish.......................

8,262

17-3582-00 Avoyelles Parish........................

19,800

17-3584-00 Beauregard Parish.......................

13,661

17-3586-00 Bienville Parish........................

13,052

17-3598-00 Calcasieu Parish........................

80,320

17-3606-00 Catahoula Parish........................

7,522

17-3608-00 Claiborne Parish........................

8,016

17-3610-00 Concordia Parish........................

18,483

17-3612-00 De Soto Parish..........................

13,315

17-3614-00 East Baton Rouge Parish.................

152,904

17-3618-00 East Carroll Parish.....................

7,209

17-3620-00 East Feliciana Parish...................

7,423

17-3622-00 Evangeline Parish.......................

10,748

17-3624-00 Franklin Parish.........................

16,920

17-3626-00 Grant Parish............................

8,690

17-3628-00 Iberia Parish...........................

32,177

17-3630-00 Iberville Parish........................

14,978

17-3632-00 Jackson Parish..........................

6,649

17-3634-00 Jefferson Parish........................

159,488

17-3638-00 Jefferson Davis Parish..................

12,657

17-3640-00 Lafayette Parish........................

62,297

17-3644-00 Lafourche Parish........................

20,146

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17-3648-00 Lincoln Parish..........................

9,020

17-3650-00 Livingston Parish.......................

36,638

17-3652-00 Madison Parish..........................

11,258

17-3654-00 Morehouse Parish........................

23,174

17-3656-00 Natchitoches Parish.....................

18,862

17-3658-00 New Orleans City/Orleans Parish.........

201,738

17-3660-00 Ouachita Parish.........................

64,700

17-3664-00 Plaquemines Parish......................

7,933

17-3666-00 Pointe Coupee Parish....................

12,245

17-3668-00 Rapides Parish..........................

53,525

17-3672-00 Red River Parish........................

11,324

17-3674-00 Richland Parish.........................

13,793

17-3676-00 Sabine Parish...........................

10,748

17-3678-00 St Bernard Parish.......................

27,454

17-3680-00 St Charles Parish.......................

15,652

17-3684-00 St James Parish.........................

9,958

17-3686-00 St John Baptist Parish..................

18,813

17-3688-00 St Landry Parish........................

40,143

17-3690-00 St Martin Parish........................

27,190

17-3692-00 St Mary Parish..........................

23,964

17-3694-00 St Tammany Parish.......................

55,022

17-3696-00 Tangipahoa Parish.......................

53,541

17-3700-00 Terrebonne Parish.......................

25,709

17-3702-00 Union Parish............................

10,814

17-3704-00 Vermilion Parish........................

23,487

17-3706-00 Vernon Parish...........................

17,167

17-3708-00 Washington Parish.......................

20,491

17-3710-00 Webster Parish..........................

27,190

17-3712-00 West Baton Rouge Parish.................

8,180

17-3714-00 West Carroll Parish.....................

13,233

17-3720-00 State Set-Aside Committee, LA...........

16,900

Lousiana Total.................................. 1,830,861 Maine:

17-3726-00 Androscoggin County.....................

49,657

17-3728-00 Aroostook County........................

49,081

17-3730-00 Cumberland County.......................

62,297

17-3734-00 Franklin County.........................

17,052

17-3738-00 Kennebec County.........................

54,101

17-3740-00 Knox County.............................

12,953

17-3744-00 Oxford County...........................

27,042

17-3746-00 Penobscot County........................

62,495

17-3748-00 Piscataquis County......................

9,908

17-3752-00 Somerset County.........................

34,778

17-3754-00 Waldo County............................

18,895

17-3756-00 Washington County.......................

27,750

17-3760-00 State Set-Aside Committee, ME...........

49,831

Maine Total.....................................

475,840 Maryland:

17-3774-00 Allegany County.........................

49,937

17-3776-00 Anne Arundel County.....................

155,834

17-3778-00 Baltimore County........................

320,029

17-3782-00 Caroline County.........................

12,147

17-3786-00 Cecil County............................

48,208

17-3790-00 Dorchester County.......................

27,207

17-3794-00 Garrett County..........................

30,894

17-3800-00 Kent County.............................

11,604

17-3806-00 Prince Georges County...................

354,592

17-3812-00 Somerset County.........................

18,878

17-3816-00 Washington County.......................

53,574

17-3818-00 Wicomico County.........................

45,147

17-3820-00 Worcester County........................

44,505

17-3822-00 Baltimore City..........................

483,203

17-3824-00 State Set-Aside Committee, MD...........

298,670

Maryland Total.................................. 1,954,429 Massachusetts:

17-4476-00 Barnstable County.......................

93,339

17-4482-00 Bristol County..........................

246,424

17-4490-00 Essex County............................

232,269

17-4502-00 Hampden County..........................

159,619

17-4510-00 Middlesex County........................

364,945

17-4540-00 Plymouth County.........................

160,278

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17-4550-00 Suffolk County..........................

220,616

17-4554-00 Worcester County........................

224,007

17-4558-00 State Set-Aside Committee, MA...........

149,436

Massachusetts Total............................. 1,850,933 Michigan:

17-4561-00 Holland/Allegan, Ottawa Counties........

82,970

17-4560-00 Lansing/Eaton, Ingham Counties..........

108,086

17-4638-00 Alpena County...........................

19,339

17-4640-00 Antrim County...........................

9,530

17-4642-00 Arenac County...........................

9,118

17-4648-00 Bay County..............................

42,464

17-4650-00 Benzie County...........................

7,703

17-4652-00 Berrien County..........................

64,190

17-4654-00 Branch County...........................

12,673

17-4656-00 Calhoun County..........................

47,139

17-4660-00 Cass County.............................

18,451

17-4664-00 Cheboygan County........................

21,166

17-4666-00 Chippewa County.........................

24,030

17-4668-00 Clare County............................

12,854

17-4674-00 Delta County............................

21,281

17-4682-00 Emmet County............................

21,561

17-4684-00 Genesee County..........................

177,971

17-4688-00 Gladwin County..........................

11,719

17-4690-00 Gogebic County..........................

11,752

17-4694-00 Gratiot County..........................

17,068

17-4696-00 Hillsdale County........................

13,694

17-4698-00 Houghton County.........................

15,636

17-4700-00 Huron County............................

12,641

17-4710-00 Iosco County............................

14,780

17-4714-00 Isabella County.........................

16,294

17-4716-00 Jackson County..........................

51,451

17-4718-00 Kalamazoo County........................

59,631

17-4722-00 Kalkaska County.........................

8,180

17-4724-00 Kent County.............................

156,163

17-4744-00 Mackinac County.........................

11,818

17-4758-00 Manistee County.........................

12,394

17-4760-00 Marquette County........................

29,577

17-4762-00 Mason County............................

15,373

17-4764-00 Mecosta County..........................

12,048

17-4766-00 Menominee County........................

12,459

17-4774-00 Montcalm County.........................

23,981

17-4776-00 Montmorency County......................

6,732

17-4778-00 Muskegon County.........................

62,577

17-4780-00 Newaygo County..........................

24,754

17-4782-00 Oakland County..........................

285,481

17-4796-00 Oceana County...........................

16,772

17-4798-00 Ogemaw County...........................

10,501

17-4802-00 Osceola County..........................

11,357

17-4810-00 Presque Isle County.....................

11,291

17-4812-00 Roscommon County........................

10,402

17-4814-00 Saginaw County..........................

73,654

17-4818-00 St. Clair County........................

61,886

17-4822-00 Sanilac County..........................

18,895

17-4824-00 Schoolcraft County......................

6,847

17-4828-00 Tuscola County..........................

22,631

17-4830-00 Van Buren County........................

28,474

17-4832-00 Washtenaw County........................

53,195

17-4836-00 Wayne County............................

215,284

17-4844-00 Detroit City............................

478,512

17-4854-00 Wexford County..........................

20,656

17-4856-00 State Set-Aside Committee, MI...........

321,698

Michigan Total.................................. 2,948,784 Minnesota:

17-4856-05 Mankato/Blue Earth, Nicollette Counties.

18,599

17-4857-00 St. Cloud City/Benton, Sherburne,

67,992 Stearns Counties...................................

17-4898-00 Aitkin County...........................

7,917

17-4902-00 Becker County...........................

13,974

17-4904-00 Beltrami County.........................

16,788

17-4914-00 Carlton County..........................

13,595

17-4918-00 Cass County.............................

12,361

17-4924-00 Clay County.............................

11,949

17-4926-00 Clearwater County.......................

7,555

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17-4932-00 Crow Wing County........................

22,664

17-4938-00 Douglas County..........................

9,201

17-4950-00 Hennepin County.........................

231,249

17-4964-00 Hubbard County..........................

7,571

17-4968-00 Itasca County...........................

24,376

17-4972-00 Kanabec County..........................

7,522

17-4974-00 Kandiyohi County........................

10,846

17-4978-00 Koochiching County......................

7,752

17-4990-00 Lyon County.............................

7,127

17-4996-00 Marshall County.........................

7,176

17-5002-00 Mille Lacs County.......................

10,205

17-5004-00 Morrison County.........................

15,521

17-5012-00 Nobles County...........................

7,308

17-5020-00 Otter Tail County.......................

20,261

17-5024-00 Pine County.............................

12,509

17-5028-00 Polk County.............................

12,805

17-5032-00 Ramsey County...........................

109,880

17-5048-00 St. Louis County........................

74,592

17-5066-00 Todd County.............................

9,398

17-5082-00 Winona County...........................

12,295

17-5088-00 State Set-Aside Committee, MN...........

249,324

Minnesota Total................................. 1,040,312 Mississippi:

17-5089-00 Hattiesburg/Forrest, Lamar Counties.....

26,762

17-5089-02 Jackson/Hinds, Madison, Rankin Counties.

126,240

17-5090-00 Adams County............................

22,071

17-5092-00 Alcorn County...........................

18,467

17-5096-00 Attala County...........................

12,097

17-5100-00 Bolivar County..........................

26,087

17-5102-00 Calhoun County..........................

7,621

17-5106-00 Chickasaw County........................

13,793

17-5112-00 Clarke County...........................

8,114

17-5114-00 Clay County.............................

16,525

17-5116-00 Coahoma County..........................

19,339

17-5118-00 Copiah County...........................

14,467

17-5120-00 Covington County........................

7,670

17-5128-00 George County...........................

10,830

17-5130-00 Greene County...........................

6,617

17-5132-00 Grenada County..........................

11,291

17-5134-00 Hancock County..........................

10,484

17-5136-00 Harrison County.........................

53,936

17-5142-00 Holmes County...........................

13,875

17-5144-00 Humphreys County........................

9,184

17-5148-00 Itawamba County.........................

10,188

17-5150-00 Jackson County..........................

48,389

17-5152-00 Jasper County...........................

6,798

17-5156-00 Jefferson Davis County..................

7,143

17-5158-00 Jones County............................

17,216

17-5166-00 Lauderdale County.......................

30,910

17-5170-00 Leake County............................

8,164

17-5172-00 Lee County..............................

28,622

17-5174-00 Leflore County..........................

23,652

17-5176-00 Lincoln County..........................

12,608

17-5178-00 Lowndes County..........................

35,551

17-5182-00 Marion County...........................

10,155

17-5184-00 Marshall County.........................

13,628

17-5186-00 Monroe County...........................

29,939

17-5190-00 Neshoba County..........................

10,040

17-5194-00 Noxubee County..........................

7,407

17-5196-00 Oktibbeha County........................

9,217

17-5198-00 Panola County...........................

19,504

17-5200-00 Pearl River County......................

14,616

17-5204-00 Pike County.............................

13,595

17-5206-00 Pontotoc County.........................

8,575

17-5208-00 Prentiss County.........................

14,978

17-5214-00 Scott County............................

10,468

17-5218-00 Simpson County..........................

11,999

17-5224-00 Sunflower County........................

24,211

17-5226-00 Tallahatchie County.....................

10,484

17-5228-00 Tate County.............................

8,131

17-5230-00 Tippah County...........................

10,369

17-5232-00 Tishomingo County.......................

15,982

17-5236-00 Union County............................

7,555

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17-5238-00 Walthall County.........................

6,682

17-5240-00 Warren County...........................

22,088

17-5242-00 Washington County.......................

41,526

17-5244-00 Wayne County............................

9,892

17-5250-00 Winston County..........................

12,344

17-5254-00 Yazoo County............................

12,624

17-5256-00 State Set-Aside Committee, MS...........

67,939

Mississippi Total............................... 1,088,659 Missouri:

17-5257-00 Joplin/Jasper, Newton Counties..........

52,274

17-5258-00 Kansas City/Clay, Jackson, Platte

342,199 Counties...........................................

17-5278-00 Audrain County..........................

7,143

17-5280-00 Barry County............................

12,278

17-5284-00 Bates County............................

7,456

17-5290-00 Boone County............................

20,590

17-5294-00 Buchanan County.........................

34,827

17-5298-00 Butler County...........................

15,932

17-5304-00 Camden County...........................

15,883

17-5306-00 Cape Girardeau County...................

22,862

17-5332-00 Crawford County.........................

11,192

17-5344-00 Douglas County..........................

9,135

17-5346-00 Dunklin County..........................

16,327

17-5354-00 Greene County...........................

64,157

17-5362-00 Henry County............................

7,505

17-5370-00 Howell County...........................

16,788

17-5384-00 Johnson County..........................

8,740

17-5388-00 Laclede County..........................

14,846

17-5390-00 Lafayette County........................

10,583

17-5392-00 Lawrence County.........................

14,912

17-5396-00 Lincoln County..........................

13,579

17-5398-00 Linn County.............................

8,213

17-5402-00 McDonald County.........................

7,390

17-5404-00 Macon County............................

6,699

17-5410-00 Marion County...........................

11,752

17-5414-00 Miller County...........................

12,262

17-5416-00 Mississippi County......................

7,357

17-5422-00 Montgomery County.......................

6,913

17-5424-00 Morgan County...........................

7,818

17-5426-00 New Madrid County.......................

10,633

17-5438-00 Pemiscot County.........................

12,937

17-5442-00 Pettis County...........................

16,459

17-5444-00 Phelps County...........................

11,850

17-5446-00 Pike County.............................

6,699

17-5452-00 Polk County.............................

8,921

17-5454-00 Pulaski County..........................

10,649

17-5460-00 Randolph County.........................

9,365

17-5474-00 St. Francois County.....................

26,367

17-5476-00 St. Louis County........................

291,258

17-5480-00 Saline County...........................

7,407

17-5486-00 Scott County............................

17,200

17-5492-00 Stoddard County.........................

17,611

17-5494-00 Stone County............................

26,005

17-5498-00 Taney County............................

41,592

17-5500-00 Texas County............................

13,068

17-5506-00 Washington County.......................

13,184

17-5510-00 Webster County..........................

8,954

17-5514-00 Wright County...........................

9,250

17-5516-00 St. Louis City..........................

199,977

17-5518-00 State Set-Aside Committee, MO...........

231,963

Missouri Total.................................. 1,778,961 Montana:

17-5530-00 Big Horn County.........................

7,407

17-5540-00 Cascade County..........................

32,967

17-5558-00 Flathead County.........................

46,694

17-5560-00 Gallatin County.........................

20,475

17-5564-00 Glacier County..........................

12,410

17-5570-00 Hill County.............................

8,378

17-5576-00 Lake County.............................

12,871

17-5578-00 Lewis and Clark County..................

22,862

17-5582-00 Lincoln County..........................

15,290

17-5592-00 Missoula County.........................

37,839

17-5596-00 Park County.............................

9,102

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17-5610-00 Ravalli County..........................

15,982

17-5618-00 Sanders County..........................

6,814

17-5622-00 Silver Bow County.......................

15,175

17-5640-00 Yellowstone County......................

51,187

17-5644-00 State Set-Aside Committee, MT...........

49,138

Montana Total...................................

364,591 Nebraska:

17-5686-00 Buffalo County..........................

8,987

17-5722-00 Douglas County..........................

94,458

17-5782-00 Lincoln County..........................

8,904

17-5828-00 Scotts Bluff County.....................

11,143

17-5858-00 State Set-Aside Committee, NE...........

104,013

Nebraska Total..................................

227,505 Nevada:

17-5866-00 Churchill County........................

9,003

17-5868-00 Clark County............................

414,766

17-5886-00 Lyon County.............................

13,628

17-5904-00 Carson City.............................

22,499

17-5906-00 State Set-Aside Committee, NV...........

91,905

Nevada Total....................................

551,801 New Hampshire:

17-5942-00 State Set-Aside Committee, NH...........

165,008

New Hampshire Total.............................

165,008 New Jersey:

17-5948-00 Atlantic County.........................

167,190

17-5950-00 Bergen County...........................

297,332

17-5954-00 Camden County...........................

203,153

17-5960-00 Cape May County.........................

83,496

17-5962-00 Cumberland County.......................

97,207

17-5966-00 Essex County............................

374,804

17-5978-00 Hudson County...........................

362,262

17-5988-00 Mercer County...........................

123,623

17-5994-00 Middlesex County........................

272,215

17-6004-00 Monmouth County.........................

216,732

17-6012-00 Ocean County............................

183,254

17-6018-00 Passaic County..........................

244,679

17-6034-00 Union County............................

230,969

17-6042-00 State Set-Aside Committee, NJ...........

312,067

New Jersey Total................................ 3,168,983 New Mexico:

17-6044-00 Bernalillo County.......................

210,478

17-6050-00 Chaves County...........................

33,445

17-6052-00 Cibola County...........................

18,056

17-6054-00 Colfax County...........................

6,929

17-6056-00 Curry County............................

16,656

17-6060-00 Dona Ana County.........................

97,733

17-6064-00 Eddy County.............................

25,906

17-6066-00 Grant County............................

14,286

17-6074-00 Lea County..............................

20,096

17-6076-00 Lincoln County..........................

6,830

17-6080-00 Luna County.............................

50,973

17-6082-00 McKinley County.........................

35,041

17-6086-00 Otero County............................

23,075

17-6090-00 Rio Arriba County.......................

31,272

17-6094-00 Sandoval County.........................

31,058

17-6096-00 San Juan County.........................

74,263

17-6098-00 San Miguel County.......................

19,586

17-6100-00 Santa Fe County.........................

40,917

17-6106-00 Socorro County..........................

6,929

17-6108-00 Taos County.............................

30,531

17-6114-00 Valencia County.........................

24,919

17-6116-00 State Set-Aside Committee, NM...........

19,013

New Mexico Total................................

837,992 New York:

17-6120-00 Albany County...........................

88,302

17-6126-00 Allegany County.........................

30,778

17-6130-00 Broome County...........................

69,868

17-6136-00 Cattaraugus County......................

50,825

17-6138-00 Cayuga County...........................

34,284

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17-6140-00 Chautauqua County.......................

64,108

17-6142-00 Chemung County..........................

33,461

17-6144-00 Chenango County.........................

24,623

17-6146-00 Clinton County..........................

42,826

17-6150-00 Cortland County.........................

26,943

17-6152-00 Delaware County.........................

17,595

17-6154-00 Dutchess County.........................

74,181

17-6156-00 Erie County.............................

411,195

17-6168-00 Essex County............................

25,758

17-6170-00 Franklin County.........................

31,157

17-6172-00 Fulton County...........................

31,157

17-6176-00 Greene County...........................

21,397

17-6180-00 Herkimer County.........................

33,280

17-6182-00 Jefferson County........................

70,724

17-6186-00 Lewis County............................

17,710

17-6192-00 Monroe County...........................

237,832

17-6200-00 Montgomery County.......................

25,544

17-6202-00 Nassau County...........................

387,988

17-6212-00 Niagara County..........................

120,447

17-6216-00 Oneida County...........................

88,352

17-6220-00 Onondaga County.........................

148,641

17-6228-00 Orange County...........................

102,622

17-6230-00 Orleans County..........................

21,808

17-6232-00 Oswego County...........................

61,573

17-6234-00 Otsego County...........................

27,898

17-6240-00 Rensselaer County.......................

59,894

17-6254-00 St. Lawrence County.....................

69,901

17-6258-00 Schenectady County......................

54,496

17-6264-00 Schuyler County.........................

9,102

17-6268-00 Steuben County..........................

53,475

17-6270-00 Suffolk County..........................

487,071

17-6282-00 Sullivan County.........................

33,247

17-6286-00 Tompkins County.........................

26,055

17-6290-00 Warren County...........................

36,309

17-6296-00 Westchester County......................

272,577

17-6308-00 Wyoming County..........................

25,133

17-6310-00 Yates County............................

9,332

17-6314-00 New York City........................... 4,763,411

17-6312-00 State Set-Aside Committee, NY...........

262,312

New York Total.................................. 8,585,192 North Carolina:

17-6316-00 High Point City/Davidson, Guilford

167,388 Counties...........................................

17-6315-00 Kannapolis/Cabarrus, Rowan Counties.....

59,005

17-6317-00 Rocky Mount/Edgecombe, Nash Counties....

82,673

17-6326-00 Anson County............................

11,867

17-6328-00 Ashe County.............................

14,632

17-6332-00 Beaufort County.........................

26,680

17-6334-00 Bertie County...........................

8,016

17-6336-00 Bladen County...........................

17,743

17-6338-00 Brunswick County........................

27,338

17-6340-00 Buncombe County.........................

44,028

17-6360-00 Cherokee County.........................

11,274

17-6368-00 Columbus County.........................

27,026

17-6370-00 Craven County...........................

26,696

17-6372-00 Cumberland County.......................

77,752

17-6378-00 Dare County.............................

16,294

17-6386-00 Duplin County...........................

17,891

17-6388-00 Durham County...........................

41,131

17-6394-00 Forsyth County..........................

68,222

17-6398-00 Franklin County.........................

10,155

17-6400-00 Gaston County...........................

59,516

17-6406-00 Graham County...........................

7,044

17-6408-00 Granville County........................

9,793

17-6418-00 Halifax County..........................

34,054

17-6420-00 Harnett County..........................

20,442

17-6422-00 Haywood County..........................

21,676

17-6426-00 Hertford County.........................

6,830

17-6428-00 Hoke County.............................

8,575

17-6434-00 Jackson County..........................

11,637

17-6436-00 Johnston County.........................

22,894

17-6440-00 Lee County..............................

15,570

17-6442-00 Lenoir County...........................

25,874

17-6448-00 Macon County............................

9,332

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17-6452-00 Martin County...........................

16,015

17-6458-00 Mitchell County.........................

8,295

17-6460-00 Montgomery County.......................

9,810

17-6466-00 New Hanover County......................

50,183

17-6468-00 Northampton County......................

9,941

17-6470-00 Onslow County...........................

26,631

17-6472-00 Orange County...........................

14,435

17-6476-00 Pasquotank County.......................

11,620

17-6478-00 Pender County...........................

12,756

17-6482-00 Person County...........................

13,266

17-6484-00 Pitt County.............................

48,982

17-6490-00 Richmond County.........................

28,309

17-6492-00 Robeson County..........................

65,293

17-6494-00 Rockingham County.......................

41,510

17-6498-00 Rutherford County.......................

24,458

17-6500-00 Sampson County..........................

18,023

17-6502-00 Scotland County.........................

21,841

17-6510-00 Swain County............................

13,743

17-6518-00 Vance County............................

19,850

17-6520-00 Wake County.............................

88,961

17-6524-00 Warren County...........................

7,456

17-6526-00 Washington County.......................

7,110

17-6528-00 Watauga County..........................

7,538

17-6530-00 Wayne County............................

34,580

17-6532-00 Wilkes County...........................

15,685

17-6534-00 Wilson County...........................

43,797

17-6536-00 Yadkin County...........................

8,789

17-6540-00 State Set-Aside Committee, NC...........

304,499

North Carolina Total............................ 1,982,424 North Dakota:

17-6576-00 Cass County.............................

12,443

17-6596-00 Grand Forks County......................

10,846

17-6642-00 Rolette County..........................

7,752

17-6664-00 Ward County.............................

9,991

17-6670-00 State Set-Aside Committee, ND...........

108,968

North Dakota total..............................

150,000 Ohio:

17-6672-00 Columbus/Fairfield, Franklin Counties...

281,877

17-6678-00 Adams County............................

20,524

17-6680-00 Allen County............................

43,337

17-6684-00 Ashtabula County........................

47,320

17-6686-00 Athens County...........................

21,249

17-6690-00 Belmont County..........................

31,058

17-6692-00 Brown County............................

17,035

17-6694-00 Butler County...........................

98,342

17-6698-00 Carroll County..........................

11,126

17-6702-00 Clark County............................

49,706

17-6708-00 Clinton County..........................

11,999

17-6710-00 Columbiana County.......................

47,007

17-6712-00 Coshocton County........................

17,529

17-6714-00 Crawford County.........................

20,952

17-6716-00 Cuyahoga County.........................

516,746

17-6734-00 Erie County.............................

34,844

17-6740-00 Fayette County..........................

10,468

17-6748-00 Gallia County...........................

19,208

17-6752-00 Greene County...........................

39,880

17-6754-00 Guernsey County.........................

23,520

17-6756-00 Hamilton County.........................

254,571

17-6762-00 Hardin County...........................

10,814

17-6764-00 Harrison County.........................

6,979

17-6768-00 Highland County.........................

17,150

17-6770-00 Hocking County..........................

12,147

17-6772-00 Holmes County...........................

9,546

17-6774-00 Huron County............................

40,078

17-6776-00 Jackson County..........................

18,549

17-6778-00 Jefferson County........................

44,390

17-6780-00 Knox County.............................

18,500

17-6784-00 Lawrence County.........................

30,153

17-6786-00 Licking County..........................

44,752

17-6790-00 Lorain County...........................

123,163

17-6796-00 Lucas County............................

201,919

17-6802-00 Mahoning County.........................

119,575

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17-6806-00 Marion County...........................

26,334

17-6810-00 Meigs County............................

15,389

17-6816-00 Monroe County...........................

9,447

17-6818-00 Montgomery County.......................

182,234

17-6824-00 Morgan County...........................

10,616

17-6826-00 Morrow County...........................

13,414

17-6828-00 Muskingum County........................

47,780

17-6832-00 Ottawa County...........................

22,318

17-6836-00 Perry County............................

16,229

17-6838-00 Pickaway County.........................

14,517

17-6840-00 Pike County.............................

18,056

17-6842-00 Portage County..........................

51,566

17-6848-00 Richland County.........................

58,824

17-6852-00 Ross County.............................

34,251

17-6854-00 Sandusky County.........................

32,622

17-6856-00 Scioto County...........................

56,504

17-6858-00 Seneca County...........................

29,824

17-6862-00 Stark County............................

135,852

17-6866-00 Summit County...........................

193,821

17-6870-00 Trumbull County.........................

100,449

17-6880-00 Vinton County...........................

7,456

17-6884-00 Washington County.......................

32,029

17-6886-00 Wayne County............................

35,815

17-6890-00 Wood County.............................

35,305

17-6894-00 State Set-Aside Committee, OH...........

319,240

Ohio Total...................................... 3,815,905 Oklahoma:

17-6896-00 Oklahoma City/Canadian, McLain, Oklahoma

197,689 Counties...........................................

17-6897-00 Tulsa/Osage, Tulsa Counties.............

156,410

17-6902-00 Adair County............................

8,197

17-6914-00 Bryan County............................

6,781

17-6916-00 Caddo County............................

9,036

17-6922-00 Carter County...........................

17,858

17-6924-00 Cherokee County.........................

11,933

17-6926-00 Choctaw County..........................

9,283

17-6930-00 Cleveland County........................

44,406

17-6938-00 Comanche County.........................

30,136

17-6946-00 Creek County............................

19,175

17-6948-00 Custer County...........................

7,012

17-6950-00 Delaware County.........................

11,472

17-6956-00 Garfield County.........................

14,632

17-6960-00 Garvin County...........................

9,629

17-6962-00 Grady County............................

13,974

17-6972-00 Haskell County..........................

8,657

17-6976-00 Jackson County..........................

8,526

17-6982-00 Kay County..............................

22,170

17-6988-00 Latimer County..........................

8,361

17-6990-00 Le Flore County.........................

21,644

17-6992-00 Lincoln County..........................

10,221

17-6994-00 Logan County............................

7,028

17-7002-00 McCurtain County........................

19,158

17-7004-00 McIntosh County.........................

8,411

17-7010-00 Mayes County............................

9,859

17-7014-00 Muskogee County.........................

29,067

17-7028-00 Okmulgee County.........................

19,372

17-7034-00 Ottawa County...........................

14,221

17-7038-00 Payne County............................

9,513

17-7040-00 Pittsburg County........................

20,409

17-7042-00 Pontotoc County.........................

12,213

17-7044-00 Pottawatomie County.....................

20,623

17-7054-00 Seminole County.........................

13,266

17-7056-00 Sequoyah County.........................

21,890

17-7058-00 Stephens County.........................

11,702

17-7068-00 Wagoner County..........................

12,641

17-7078-00 State Set-Aside Committee, OK...........

66,478

Oklahoma Total..................................

943,053 Oregon:

17-7080-00 Portland/Clackamas, Multnomah,

532,349 Washington Counties................................

17-7082-00 Salem/Marion, Polk Counties.............

147,275

17-7088-00 Baker County............................

10,846

17-7090-00 Benton County...........................

17,776

17-7096-00 Clatsop County..........................

17,348

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17-7098-00 Columbia County.........................

21,676

17-7100-00 Coos County.............................

43,748

17-7102-00 Crook County............................

11,604

17-7104-00 Curry County............................

12,328

17-7106-00 Deschutes County........................

63,696

17-7108-00 Douglas County..........................

64,058

17-7112-00 Grant County............................

9,020

17-7116-00 Hood River County.......................

16,805

17-7118-00 Jackson County..........................

97,684

17-7120-00 Jefferson County........................

8,295

17-7122-00 Josephine County........................

40,720

17-7124-00 Klamath County..........................

44,752

17-7126-00 Lake County.............................

6,781

17-7128-00 Lane County.............................

138,947

17-7132-00 Lincoln County..........................

27,865

17-7134-00 Linn County.............................

65,490

17-7136-00 Malheur County..........................

19,981

17-7142-00 Morrow County...........................

6,798

17-7154-00 Tillamook County........................

11,176

17-7156-00 Umatilla County.........................

39,518

17-7158-00 Union County............................

14,286

17-7162-00 Wasco County............................

15,093

17-7170-00 Yamhill County..........................

31,980

17-7172-00 State Set-Aside Committee, OR...........

7,413

Oregon Total.................................... 1,545,308 Pennsylvania:

17-7174-00 Bethlehem/Lehigh, Northampton Counties..

206,083

17-7180-00 Allegheny County........................

440,294

17-7184-00 Armstrong County........................

37,329

17-7186-00 Beaver County...........................

67,844

17-7188-00 Bedford County..........................

27,371

17-7190-00 Berks County............................

124,446

17-7194-00 Blair County............................

53,821

17-7198-00 Bradford County.........................

23,701

17-7208-00 Cambria County..........................

78,246

17-7212-00 Carbon County...........................

31,107

17-7214-00 Centre County...........................

30,466

17-7218-00 Clarion County..........................

17,644

17-7220-00 Clearfield County.......................

51,270

17-7222-00 Clinton County..........................

20,261

17-7224-00 Columbia County.........................

34,498

17-7226-00 Crawford County.........................

34,021

17-7230-00 Dauphin County..........................

75,794

17-7234-00 Delaware County.........................

186,464

17-7242-00 Erie County.............................

123,623

17-7246-00 Fayette County..........................

70,708

17-7252-00 Fulton County...........................

8,312

17-7254-00 Greene County...........................

22,713

17-7256-00 Huntingdon County.......................

28,935

17-7258-00 Indiana County..........................

46,085

17-7260-00 Jefferson County........................

23,997

17-7262-00 Juniata County..........................

12,213

17-7264-00 Lackawanna County.......................

111,312

17-7268-00 Lancaster County........................

119,163

17-7272-00 Lawrence County.........................

38,596

17-7274-00 Lebanon County..........................

35,601

17-7282-00 Luzerne County..........................

175,338

17-7284-00 Lycoming County.........................

58,693

17-7286-00 McKean County...........................

22,499

17-7288-00 Mercer County...........................

41,312

17-7290-00 Mifflin County..........................

22,730

17-7292-00 Monroe County...........................

60,437

17-7306-00 Northumberland County...................

46,233

17-7310-00 Philadelphia City/County................

683,706

17-7314-00 Potter County...........................

10,089

17-7316-00 Schuylkill County.......................

77,143

17-7320-00 Somerset County.........................

42,201

17-7324-00 Susquehanna County......................

18,072

17-7326-00 Tioga County............................

19,734

17-7330-00 Venango County..........................

24,639

17-7334-00 Washington County.......................

80,781

17-7336-00 Wayne County............................

22,384

17-7338-00 Westmoreland County.....................

158,665

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17-7340-00 Wyoming County..........................

19,405

17-7342-00 York County.............................

119,361

17-7344-00 State Set-Aside Committee, PA...........

429,663

Pennsylvania Total.............................. 4,315,003 Rhode Island:

17-7354-00 Providence Census County................

255,806

17-7368-00 State Set-Aside Committee, RI...........

96,772

Rhode Island Total..............................

352,578 South Carolina:

17-7370-00 Abbeville County........................

9,102

17-7372-00 Aiken County............................

51,698

17-7376-00 Anderson County.........................

34,844

17-7378-00 Bamberg County..........................

7,950

17-7380-00 Barnwell County.........................

11,883

17-7382-00 Beaufort County.........................

15,965

17-7384-00 Berkeley County.........................

28,441

17-7388-00 Charleston County.......................

77,127

17-7394-00 Cherokee County.........................

13,858

17-7396-00 Chester County..........................

18,714

17-7398-00 Chesterfield County.....................

22,680

17-7400-00 Clarendon County........................

13,184

17-7402-00 Colleton County.........................

9,744

17-7404-00 Darlington County.......................

31,173

17-7406-00 Dillon County...........................

15,373

17-7410-00 Edgefield County........................

6,633

17-7412-00 Fairfield County........................

11,554

17-7414-00 Florence County.........................

45,756

17-7416-00 Georgetown County.......................

32,194

17-7418-00 Greenville County.......................

57,047

17-7422-00 Greenwood County........................

23,207

17-7424-00 Hampton County..........................

6,584

17-7426-00 Horry County............................

59,450

17-7430-00 Kershaw County..........................

17,167

17-7432-00 Lancaster County........................

21,463

17-7434-00 Laurens County..........................

13,628

17-7436-00 Lee County..............................

12,196

17-7442-00 Marion County...........................

20,360

17-7444-00 Marlboro County.........................

22,993

17-7446-00 Newberry County.........................

12,937

17-7450-00 Orangeburg County.......................

43,452

17-7452-00 Pickens County..........................

23,783

17-7454-00 Richland County.........................

59,335

17-7460-00 Spartanburg County......................

66,017

17-7462-00 Sumter County...........................

34,218

17-7464-00 Union County............................

15,521

17-7466-00 Williamsburg County.....................

29,231

17-7468-00 York County.............................

47,287

17-7470-00 State Set-Aside Committee, SC...........

49,769

South Carolina Total............................ 1,093,518 South Dakota

17-7486-00 Brown County............................

7,160

17-7580-00 Pennington County.......................

20,508

17-7614-00 State Set-Aside Committee, SD...........

122,332

South Dakota....................................

150,000 Tennessee:

17-7616-00 Anderson County.........................

27,404

17-7618-00 Bedford County..........................

15,982

17-7620-00 Benton County...........................

10,106

17-7624-00 Blount County...........................

30,136

17-7626-00 Bradley County..........................

34,399

17-7628-00 Campbell County.........................

19,405

17-7632-00 Carroll County..........................

18,813

17-7634-00 Carter County...........................

28,852

17-7640-00 Claiborne County........................

10,863

17-7642-00 Clay County.............................

9,513

17-7644-00 Cocke County............................

22,401

17-7646-00 Coffee County...........................

19,685

17-7648-00 Crockett County.........................

8,345

17-7650-00 Cumberland County.......................

20,475

17-7652-00 Davidson County.........................

152,492

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17-7656-00 Decatur County..........................

8,657

17-7658-00 De Kalb County..........................

9,826

17-7660-00 Dickson County..........................

14,303

17-7662-00 Dyer County.............................

14,961

17-7664-00 Fayette County..........................

10,731

17-7666-00 Fentress County.........................

10,764

17-7668-00 Franklin County.........................

14,171

17-7670-00 Gibson County...........................

22,384

17-7672-00 Giles County............................

12,361

17-7674-00 Grainger County.........................

9,415

17-7676-00 Greene County...........................

44,044

17-7678-00 Grundy County...........................

7,291

17-7680-00 Hamblen County..........................

26,581

17-7682-00 Hamilton County.........................

108,712

17-7688-00 Hardeman County.........................

18,319

17-7690-00 Hardin County...........................

16,656

17-7692-00 Hawkins County..........................

22,055

17-7694-00 Haywood County..........................

15,027

17-7696-00 Henderson County........................

19,734

17-7698-00 Henry County............................

16,969

17-7700-00 Hickman County..........................

6,847

17-7702-00 Houston County..........................

7,110

17-7704-00 Humphreys County........................

10,962

17-7708-00 Jefferson County........................

21,199

17-7710-00 Johnson County..........................

9,842

17-7712-00 Knox County.............................

101,848

17-7718-00 Lauderdale County.......................

14,402

17-7720-00 Lawrence County.........................

35,930

17-7722-00 Lewis County............................

9,908

17-7724-00 Lincoln County..........................

17,743

17-7726-00 Loudon County...........................

13,118

17-7728-00 McMinn County...........................

25,972

17-7730-00 McNairy County..........................

13,957

17-7732-00 Macon County............................

9,777

17-7734-00 Madison County..........................

31,025

17-7738-00 Marion County...........................

13,875

17-7740-00 Marshall County.........................

10,040

17-7742-00 Maury County............................

28,787

17-7744-00 Meigs County............................

6,946

17-7746-00 Monroe County...........................

21,792

17-7748-00 Montgomery County.......................

38,382

17-7754-00 Morgan County...........................

8,789

17-7756-00 Obion County............................

15,702

17-7758-00 Overton County..........................

13,612

17-7764-00 Polk County.............................

7,900

17-7766-00 Putnam County...........................

27,799

17-7768-00 Rhea County.............................

17,644

17-7770-00 Roane County............................

28,178

17-7774-00 Rutherford County.......................

55,483

17-7776-00 Scott County............................

10,731

17-7780-00 Sevier County...........................

41,263

17-7782-00 Shelby County...........................

312,194

17-7786-00 Smith County............................

7,407

17-7788-00 Stewart County..........................

6,699

17-7790-00 Sullivan County.........................

47,583

17-7794-00 Tipton County...........................

18,994

17-7798-00 Unicoi County...........................

8,361

17-7804-00 Warren County...........................

24,935

17-7806-00 Washington County.......................

34,169

17-7808-00 Wayne County............................

15,965

17-7810-00 Weakley County..........................

16,574

17-7812-00 White County............................

14,435

17-7818-00 State Set-Aside Committee, TN...........

85,709

Tennessee Total................................. 2,121,420 Texas:

17-7820-00 Abilene/Jones, Taylor Counties..........

40,933

17-7822-00 Amarillo/Potter, Randall Counties.......

65,852

17-7824-00 Austin/Travis, Williamson Counties......

258,093

17-7826-00 Dallas/Collin, Dallas, Denton Counties..

929,752

17-7829-00 Houston/Ft Bend, Harris Counties........ 1,389,089

17-7830-00 Longview/Gregg, Harrison Counties.......

101,749

17-7856-00 Anderson County.........................

18,220

17-7860-00 Angelina County.........................

33,083

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17-7862-00 Aransas County..........................

9,991

17-7868-00 Atascosa County.........................

12,789

17-7870-00 Austin County...........................

6,979

17-7876-00 Bastrop County..........................

14,286

17-7880-00 Bee County..............................

9,629

17-7882-00 Bell County.............................

72,387

17-7886-00 Bexar County............................

436,624

17-7896-00 Bowie County............................

55,928

17-7900-00 Brazoria County.........................

113,880

17-7902-00 Brazos County...........................

21,742

17-7912-00 Brown County............................

14,994

17-7916-00 Burnet County...........................

8,279

17-7918-00 Caldwell County.........................

10,056

17-7920-00 Calhoun County..........................

10,600

17-7924-00 Cameron County..........................

261,978

17-7934-00 Cass County.............................

19,257

17-7938-00 Chambers County.........................

8,641

17-7940-00 Cherokee County.........................

14,731

17-7964-00 Comal County............................

17,085

17-7970-00 Cooke County............................

9,892

17-7972-00 Coryell County..........................

16,755

17-8004-00 Deaf Smith County.......................

9,250

17-8020-00 Dimmit County...........................

10,056

17-8024-00 Duval County............................

7,752

17-8026-00 Eastland County.........................

6,633

17-8028-00 Ector County............................

57,096

17-8034-00 Ellis County............................

33,329

17-8036-00 El Paso County..........................

494,165

17-8040-00 Erath County............................

7,275

17-8044-00 Fannin County...........................

9,299

17-8060-00 Freestone County........................

6,732

17-8062-00 Frio County.............................

8,838

17-8066-00 Galveston County........................

147,818

17-8080-00 Gray County.............................

7,341

17-8084-00 Grayson County..........................

34,942

17-8090-00 Grimes County...........................

6,765

17-8092-00 Guadalupe County........................

17,940

17-8094-00 Hale County.............................

17,891

17-8104-00 Hardin County...........................

24,392

17-8122-00 Hays County.............................

22,467

17-8126-00 Henderson County........................

22,253

17-8128-00 Hidalgo County..........................

564,625

17-8132-00 Hill County.............................

10,698

17-8134-00 Hockley County..........................

9,447

17-8138-00 Hopkins County..........................

12,311

17-8142-00 Howard County...........................

9,365

17-8146-00 Hunt County.............................

25,215

17-8148-00 Hutchinson County.......................

8,888

17-8158-00 Jasper County...........................

29,429

17-8162-00 Jefferson County........................

134,486

17-8170-00 Jim Wells County........................

19,158

17-8180-00 Kaufman County..........................

25,166

17-8188-00 Kerr County.............................

6,798

17-8196-00 Kleberg County..........................

13,924

17-8200-00 Lamar County............................

19,306

17-8202-00 Lamb County.............................

7,374

17-8214-00 Liberty County..........................

32,984

17-8216-00 Limestone County........................

7,917

17-8226-00 Lubbock County..........................

74,823

17-8234-00 McLennan County.........................

75,810

17-8248-00 Matagorda County........................

34,547

17-8250-00 Maverick County.........................

80,665

17-8252-00 Medina County...........................

11,357

17-8256-00 Midland County..........................

38,070

17-8260-00 Milam County............................

8,197

17-8268-00 Montgomery County.......................

77,637

17-8272-00 Morris County...........................

9,250

17-8276-00 Nacogdoches County......................

22,335

17-8278-00 Navarro County..........................

17,825

17-8280-00 Newton County...........................

11,834

17-8282-00 Nolan County............................

7,719

17-8284-00 Nueces County...........................

165,512

17-8292-00 Orange County...........................

62,380

17-8294-00 Palo Pinto County.......................

11,982

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17-8296-00 Panola County...........................

11,785

17-8302-00 Pecos County............................

6,830

17-8304-00 Polk County.............................

14,616

17-8310-00 Presidio County.........................

17,183

17-8324-00 Reeves County...........................

9,052

17-8336-00 Rusk County.............................

20,854

17-8344-00 San Patricio County.....................

34,333

17-8354-00 Shelby County...........................

10,616

17-8358-00 Smith County............................

85,982

17-8364-00 Starr County............................

97,092

17-8376-00 Tarrant County..........................

413,483

17-8402-00 Titus County............................

13,019

17-8404-00 Tom Green County........................

28,458

17-8414-00 Tyler County............................

9,546

17-8416-00 Upshur County...........................

17,134

17-8420-00 Uvalde County...........................

20,261

17-8422-00 Val Verde County........................

29,067

17-8424-00 Van Zandt County........................

13,891

17-8426-00 Victoria County.........................

32,111

17-8430-00 Walker County...........................

8,262

17-8432-00 Waller County...........................

9,382

17-8438-00 Webb County.............................

110,456

17-8442-00 Wharton County..........................

18,269

17-8446-00 Wichita County..........................

47,139

17-8452-00 Willacy County..........................

25,281

17-8458-00 Wilson County...........................

7,160

17-8462-00 Wise County.............................

11,785

17-8464-00 Wood County.............................

12,641

17-8468-00 Young County............................

8,526

17-8470-00 Zapata County...........................

6,995

17-8472-00 Zavala County...........................

16,805

17-8474-00 State Set-Aside Committee, TX...........

220,434

Texas Total..................................... 7,970,990 Utah:

17-8480-00 Cache County............................

17,200

17-8482-00 Carbon County...........................

7,489

17-8496-00 Iron County.............................

7,703

17-8510-00 Salt Lake County........................

212,140

17-8518-00 Sanpete County..........................

7,094

17-8526-00 Uintah County...........................

8,460

17-8528-00 Utah County.............................

64,931

17-8536-00 Washington County.......................

17,842

17-8540-00 Weber County............................

62,923

17-8544-00 State Set-Aside Committee, UT...........

67,242

Utah Total......................................

473,024 Vermont:

17-8552-00 Caledonia County........................

12,509

17-8554-00 Chittenden County.......................

33,692

17-8566-00 Orleans County..........................

14,780

17-8568-00 Rutland County..........................

22,829

17-8576-00 State Set-Aside Committee, VT...........

66,190

Vermont Total...................................

150,000 Virginia:

17-8584-00 Accomack County.........................

19,290

17-8610-00 Buchanan County.........................

24,096

17-8616-00 Caroline County.........................

10,600

17-8618-00 Carroll County..........................

9,349

17-8634-00 Dickenson County........................

17,973

17-8652-00 Giles County............................

10,501

17-8658-00 Grayson County..........................

7,324

17-8664-00 Halifax County..........................

29,396

17-8674-00 Isle of Wight County....................

9,908

17-8684-00 Lancaster County........................

9,233

17-8686-00 Lee County..............................

14,385

17-8690-00 Louisa County...........................

9,563

17-8698-00 Mecklenburg County......................

13,562

17-8702-00 Montgomery County.......................

13,068

17-8710-00 Northumberland County...................

8,411

17-8716-00 Page County.............................

10,649

17-8720-00 Pittsylvania County.....................

28,309

17-8724-00 Prince Edward County....................

9,332

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17-8730-00 Pulaski County..........................

13,398

17-8742-00 Russell County..........................

24,392

17-8744-00 Scott County............................

11,258

17-8748-00 Smyth County............................

18,648

17-8760-00 Tazewell County.........................

31,700

17-8764-00 Washington County.......................

23,635

17-8766-00 Westmoreland County.....................

8,164

17-8768-00 Wise County.............................

28,375

17-8770-00 Wythe County............................

13,348

17-8778-00 Bristol City............................

6,863

17-8792-00 Danville City...........................

28,326

17-8810-00 Hopewell City...........................

8,690

17-8814-00 Lynchburg City..........................

16,870

17-8822-00 Newport News City.......................

63,729

17-8824-00 Norfolk City............................

86,080

17-8828-00 Petersburg City.........................

18,911

17-8832-00 Portsmouth City.........................

51,072

17-8836-00 Richmond City...........................

70,938

17-8838-00 Roanoke City............................

29,708

17-8846-00 Suffolk City............................

22,713

17-8856-00 State Set-Aside Committee, VA...........

605,986

Virginia Total.................................. 1,437,751 Washington:

17-8858-00 Adams County............................

14,978

17-8860-00 Asotin County...........................

7,225

17-8862-00 Benton County...........................

73,588

17-8864-00 Chelan County...........................

43,616

17-8866-00 Clallam County..........................

30,169

17-8868-00 Clark County............................

99,346

17-8872-00 Cowlitz County..........................

47,649

17-8874-00 Douglas County..........................

19,257

17-8878-00 Franklin County.........................

33,346

17-8882-00 Grant County............................

49,196

17-8884-00 Grays Harbor County.....................

41,263

17-8888-00 Jefferson County........................

10,188

17-8890-00 King County.............................

489,836

17-8896-00 Kitsap County...........................

77,045

17-8898-00 Kittitas County.........................

14,616

17-8900-00 Klickitat County........................

14,764

17-8902-00 Lewis County............................

40,555

17-8906-00 Mason County............................

21,117

17-8908-00 Okanogan County.........................

36,358

17-8910-00 Pacific County..........................

12,476

17-8912-00 Pend Oreille County.....................

8,016

17-8914-00 Pierce County...........................

233,553

17-8920-00 Skagit County...........................

52,636

17-8922-00 Skamania County.........................

6,600

17-8924-00 Snohomish County........................

162,434

17-8928-00 Spokane County..........................

145,020

17-8932-00 Stevens County..........................

24,277

17-8934-00 Thurston County.........................

78,625

17-8938-00 Walla Walla County......................

26,466

17-8940-00 Whatcom County..........................

71,745

17-8944-00 Yakima County...........................

180,390

17-8948-00 State Set-Aside Committee, WA...........

20,440

Washington Total................................ 2,186,790 West Virginia:

17-8950-00 Huntington/Cabell, Wayne Counties.......

54,463

17-8954-00 Barbour County..........................

11,916

17-8956-00 Berkeley County.........................

22,088

17-8958-00 Boone County............................

11,966

17-8960-00 Braxton County..........................

9,135

17-8962-00 Brooke County...........................

13,101

17-8970-00 Clay County.............................

7,802

17-8974-00 Fayette County..........................

26,318

17-8978-00 Grant County............................

7,999

17-8980-00 Greenbrier County.......................

19,389

17-8982-00 Hampshire County........................

8,443

17-8984-00 Hancock County..........................

16,327

17-8988-00 Harrison County.........................

41,213

17-8990-00 Jackson County..........................

14,418

17-8994-00 Kanawha County..........................

80,698

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17-8998-00 Lewis County............................

10,007

17-9000-00 Lincoln County..........................

12,756

17-9002-00 Logan County............................

22,779

17-9004-00 McDowell County.........................

13,924

17-9006-00 Marion County...........................

35,173

17-9008-00 Marshall County.........................

17,546

17-9010-00 Mason County............................

16,492

17-9012-00 Mercer County...........................

25,018

17-9014-00 Mineral County..........................

10,254

17-9016-00 Mingo County............................

19,010

17-9018-00 Monongalia County.......................

25,100

17-9024-00 Nicholas County.........................

16,706

17-9026-00 Ohio County.............................

19,372

17-9034-00 Preston County..........................

16,541

17-9036-00 Putnam County...........................

19,652

17-9038-00 Raleigh County..........................

41,279

17-9040-00 Randolph County.........................

19,339

17-9042-00 Ritchie County..........................

7,884

17-9044-00 Roane County............................

11,604

17-9048-00 Taylor County...........................

8,806

17-9050-00 Tucker County...........................

7,176

17-9054-00 Upshur County...........................

12,344

17-9062-00 Wetzel County...........................

11,324

17-9066-00 Wood County.............................

40,522

17-9068-00 Wyoming County..........................

11,801

17-9070-00 State Set-Aside Committee, WV...........

38,201

West Virginia Total.............................

835,886 Wisconsin:

17-9072-00 Eau Claire/Chippewa, Eau Claire Counties

43,550

17-9098-00 Ashland County..........................

8,838

17-9102-00 Bayfield County.........................

7,703

17-9104-00 Brown County............................

60,668

17-9120-00 Clark County............................

15,406

17-9126-00 Dane County.............................

65,869

17-9134-00 Douglas County..........................

17,101

17-9136-00 Dunn County.............................

11,291

17-9148-00 Grant County............................

18,385

17-9158-00 Jackson County..........................

7,538

17-9162-00 Juneau County...........................

12,377

17-9164-00 Kenosha County..........................

42,119

17-9170-00 La Crosse County........................

26,499

17-9176-00 Langlade County.........................

8,674

17-9182-00 Marathon County.........................

40,884

17-9184-00 Marinette County........................

18,171

17-9190-00 Milwaukee County........................

300,344

17-9198-00 Monroe County...........................

15,373

17-9200-00 Oconto County...........................

12,970

17-9214-00 Polk County.............................

13,727

17-9216-00 Portage County..........................

24,047

17-9220-00 Racine County...........................

60,404

17-9226-00 Rock County.............................

47,254

17-9230-00 Rusk County.............................

7,686

17-9236-00 Sawyer County...........................

9,201

17-9242-00 Taylor County...........................

8,312

17-9246-00 Vernon County...........................

9,497

17-9248-00 Vilas County............................

8,229

17-9252-00 Washburn County.........................

7,275

17-9264-00 Waushara County.........................

8,822

17-9266-00 Winnebago County........................

42,333

17-9272-00 State Set-Aside Committee, WI...........

311,854

Wisconsin Total................................. 1,292,401 Wyoming:

17-9288-00 Fremont County..........................

21,676

17-9302-00 Natrona County..........................

27,898

17-9326-00 State Set-Aside Committee, WY...........

100,426

Wyoming Total...................................

150,000 American Samoa:

17-9328-00 American Samoa..........................

105,525

American Samoa Total............................

105,525 Guam:

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17-9330-00 Guam....................................

100,500

Guam Total......................................

100,500 Northern Marianas:

17-9332-00 Northern Mariana Islands................

65,325

Northern Marianas Total.........................

65,325 Puerto Rico:

17-9334-00 Puerto Rico............................. 2,509,650

Puerto Rico Total............................... 2,509,650 Virgin Islands:

17-9340-00 Virgin Islands..........................

140,700

Virgin Islands Total............................

140,700

[FR Doc. 99-10528Filed4-27-99; 8:45 am]

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