Comment Request - Special Nutrition Programs Quick Response Surveys
This is a new generic clearance that will allow the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to quickly collect and analyze specific information from state and local administrators of the special nutrition programs (SNP), including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Summer Food Service Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Food Distribution on Indian Reservation, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and the Emergency Food Assistance Program. Currently, FNS conducts lengthy, large, and complex studies on broad topics about each SNP, which often take several years to complete. The Quick Response Surveys will provide a new mechanism for succinct, quick-Start Printed Page 41515 turnaround studies to complement the larger SNP studies. This generic clearance will enable FNS to administer the SNPs more effectively by providing a mechanism for rapidly collecting current information on specific time-sensitive features or issues. The surveys submitted under this generic clearance will be voluntary surveys.