Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2020 Through June 30, 2021, 44273 [2020-15762]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 141 / Wednesday, July 22, 2020 / Notices In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), no new recordkeeping or reporting requirements have been included that are subject to approval from the Office of Management and Budget. National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs are listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under No. 10.555, No. 10.553, and No. 10.556, respectively, and are subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials (See 2 CFR 415.3–415.6). Authority: Sections 4, 8, 11, and 17A of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 1753, 1757, 1759a, 1766a) and sections 3 and 4(b) of the Child Nutrition Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 1772 and 42 U.S.C. 1773(b)). Pamilyn Miller, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2020–15764 Filed 7–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2020 Through June 30, 2021 Food and Nutrition Service, Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the national average value of donated foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods, to be provided in school year 2021 (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021) for each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and for each lunch and supper served by institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). DATES: Implementation date: July 1, 2020. SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erica Antonson, Branch Chief, Policy Branch, Food Distribution Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1320 Braddock Place Alexandria, VA 22314, or telephone (703) 305–2680. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These programs are located in the Assistance Listings under Nos. 10.555 and 10.558 and are subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials. (See 7 CFR part 3015, subpart V, and final rule related VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Jul 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 notice published at 48 FR 29114, June 24, 1983.) This notice imposes no new reporting or recordkeeping provisions that are subject to Office of Management and Budget review in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507). This action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612) and thus is exempt from the provisions of that Act. This notice was reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866. Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs designated this rule as not a major rule, as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). National Average Minimum Value of Donated Foods for the Period July 1, 2020 Through June 30, 2021 This notice implements mandatory provisions of sections 6(c) and 17(h)(1)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (the Act) (42 U.S.C. 1755(c) and 1766(h)(1)(B)). Section 6(c)(1)(A) of the Act establishes the national average value of donated food assistance to be given to States for each lunch served in the NSLP at 11.00 cents per meal. Pursuant to section 6(c)(1)(B), this amount is subject to annual adjustments on July 1 of each year to reflect changes in a three-month average value of the Producer Price Index for Foods Used in Schools and Institutions for March, April, and May each year (Price Index). Section 17(h)(1)(B) of the Act provides that the same value of donated foods (or cash in lieu of donated foods) for school lunches shall also be established for lunches and suppers served in the CACFP. Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under the NSLP (7 CFR part 210) and per lunch and supper under the CACFP (7 CFR part 226) shall be 24.50 cents for the period July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. The Price Index is computed using five major food components in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index (cereal and bakery products; meats, poultry, and fish; dairy; processed fruits and vegetables; and fats and oils). Each component is weighted using the relative weight as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The value of food assistance is adjusted each July 1 by the annual percentage change in a three-month average value of the Price Index for March, April, and May each year. The three-month average of the Price Index increased by 3.33 percent from 206.58 for March, April, PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44273 and May of 2019, as previously published in the Federal Register, to 213.45 for the same three months in 2020. When computed on the basis of unrounded data and rounded to the nearest one-quarter cent, the resulting national average for the period July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be 24.50 cents per meal. This is an increase of three quarters of a cent from the school year 2020 (July 1, 202019 through June 30, 2020) rate. Authority: Sections 6(c)(1)(A) and (B), 6(e)(1), and 17(h)(1)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1755(c)(1)(A) and (B) and (e)(1), and 1766(h)(1)(B)). Pamilyn Miller, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2020–15762 Filed 7–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service [Docket No. RBS–20-Business-0028] Stakeholder Listening Sessions on New Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Regulation Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Rural BusinessCooperative Service (RBCS) is hosting three listening sessions for public input about the new Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) program and regulation. The RISE program will assist rural job accelerator partnerships in improving the ability of distressed rural communities to create high-wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, and help rural communities identify and maximize local assets. This rule will be published as a direct-final regulation after addressing comments received from the listening sessions and written comments in response to this request for information. RBCS is currently drafting the RISE regulation and requests input on application implementation and project priorities to reach the desired outcomes. DATES: Listening sessions will be held on: July 28, 2020 at 2pm EDT virtually at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ register/5379245598321536014. July 30, 2020 at 2pm EDT virtually at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ register/2719620429219806478. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice may be submitted online Via the Federal eRulmaking Portal. Go to http:// SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 
2020 Through June 30, 2021

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, Agriculture (USDA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the national average value of donated 
foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods, to be 
provided in school year 2021 (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021) for 
each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch 
Program (NSLP), and for each lunch and supper served by institutions 
participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

DATES: Implementation date: July 1, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erica Antonson, Branch Chief, Policy 
Branch, Food Distribution Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, 1320 Braddock Place Alexandria, VA 22314, or 
telephone (703) 305-2680.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These programs are located in the Assistance 
Listings under Nos. 10.555 and 10.558 and are subject to the provisions 
of Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation 
with State and local officials. (See 7 CFR part 3015, subpart V, and 
final rule related notice published at 48 FR 29114, June 24, 1983.)
    This notice imposes no new reporting or recordkeeping provisions 
that are subject to Office of Management and Budget review in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507). 
This action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act 
(5 U.S.C. 601-612) and thus is exempt from the provisions of that Act. 
This notice was reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under 
Executive Order 12866. Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 
U.S.C. 801 et seq.), the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
designated this rule as not a major rule, as defined by 5 U.S.C. 
804(2).

National Average Minimum Value of Donated Foods for the Period July 1, 
2020 Through June 30, 2021

    This notice implements mandatory provisions of sections 6(c) and 
17(h)(1)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (the 
Act) (42 U.S.C. 1755(c) and 1766(h)(1)(B)). Section 6(c)(1)(A) of the 
Act establishes the national average value of donated food assistance 
to be given to States for each lunch served in the NSLP at 11.00 cents 
per meal. Pursuant to section 6(c)(1)(B), this amount is subject to 
annual adjustments on July 1 of each year to reflect changes in a 
three-month average value of the Producer Price Index for Foods Used in 
Schools and Institutions for March, April, and May each year (Price 
Index). Section 17(h)(1)(B) of the Act provides that the same value of 
donated foods (or cash in lieu of donated foods) for school lunches 
shall also be established for lunches and suppers served in the CACFP. 
Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of 
donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under the NSLP (7 CFR 
part 210) and per lunch and supper under the CACFP (7 CFR part 226) 
shall be 24.50 cents for the period July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.
    The Price Index is computed using five major food components in the 
Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index (cereal and bakery 
products; meats, poultry, and fish; dairy; processed fruits and 
vegetables; and fats and oils). Each component is weighted using the 
relative weight as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 
value of food assistance is adjusted each July 1 by the annual 
percentage change in a three-month average value of the Price Index for 
March, April, and May each year. The three-month average of the Price 
Index increased by 3.33 percent from 206.58 for March, April, and May 
of 2019, as previously published in the Federal Register, to 213.45 for 
the same three months in 2020. When computed on the basis of unrounded 
data and rounded to the nearest one-quarter cent, the resulting 
national average for the period July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will 
be 24.50 cents per meal. This is an increase of three quarters of a 
cent from the school year 2020 (July 1, 202019 through June 30, 2020) 
rate.

    Authority: Sections 6(c)(1)(A) and (B), 6(e)(1), and 17(h)(1)(B) 
of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 
1755(c)(1)(A) and (B) and (e)(1), and 1766(h)(1)(B)).

Pamilyn Miller,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-15762 Filed 7-21-20; 8:45 am]
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