Final Rule: State Administrative Expense Funds
This rule makes changes to the regulations governing State Administrative Expense funds for the Child Nutrition Programs to reflect amendments made by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 to the Child Nutrition Act of 1966. This rule implements a provision of the Act that increases the minimum State Administrative Expense grant for each state administering the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and/or the Special Milk Program (SMP) from $100,000 to $200,000 a year, adjusted by an index beginning in fiscal year 2009.
The rule also implements a requirement that for fiscal years 2005 through 2007 no state shall receive less than its fiscal year 2004 allocation for administrative costs. This final rule will increase the available funds to certain states to expand supervision and technical assistance of Child Nutrition Programs.