Resource | Notice
Correction: CACFP National Average Payment Rates, Day Care Home Food Service Payment Rates, and Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsors of Day Care Homes (July 1, 1998 - June 30, 1999)

Check on the .pdf file for notice document 98–17674 beginning on page 36205 in the issue of Thursday, July 2, 1998, to view the corrections.

Resource | Notice
CACFP: National Average Payment Rates, Day Care Home Food Service Payment Rates, and Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsors of Day Care Homes ( July 1, 1998 - June 30, 1999)

This notice announces the annual adjustments to the national average payment rates for meals served in child care, outside-school- hours care and adult day care centers; the food service payment rates for meals served in day care homes; and the administrative reimbursement rates for sponsors of day care homes to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. Further adjustments are made to these rates to reflect the higher costs of providing meals in the States of Alaska and Hawaii. The adjustments contained in this notice are required by the statutes and regulations governing the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Resource | Notice
National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs: National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates (July 1, 1998 - June 30, 1999)

This Notice announces the annual adjustments to: (1) the "national average payments, "the amount of money the Federal Government provides States for lunches, meal supplements and breakfasts served to children participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs; (2) the "maximum reimbursement rates,'' the maximum per lunch rate from Federal funds that a State can provide a school food authority for lunches served to children participating in the National School Lunch Program; and (3) the rate of reimbursement for a half-pint of milk served to nonneedy children in a school or institution which participates in the Special Milk Program for Children.

Resource | Proposed Rule
WIC/Food Stamp Program Vendor Disqualification

This proposed rule would amend regulations governing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to implement a mandate of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, which requires the disqualification of WIC vendors who are disqualified from the Food Stamp Program (FSP).

Resource | Notice
Nutrition Program for the Elderly: Initial Level of Assistance From October 1, 1997 to September 30, 1998

This notice announces the initial level of per-meal assistance for the Nutrition Program for the Elderly (NPE) for Fiscal Year 1998. The Fiscal Year 1998 initial level of assistance is set at $.5607 for each eligible meal .

Resource | Notice
WIC: Food Funding Formula Rule

This final rule amends regulations governing funding and funds allocation procedures for the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in order to simplify and update the funding process in anticipation of a fully funded program.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Food Stamp Program: Disqualification Penalties for Intentional Program Violations

FNS is proposing to amend Food Stamp Program regulations by increasing the disqualification penalties for individuals who are found guilty in a Federal, State or local court of trading or receiving food stamp coupons (coupons) for firearms, ammunition, explosives or controlled substances.

Resource | Notice
CACFP: National Average Payment Rates, Day Care Home Food Service Payment Rates and Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsors of Day Care Homes (July 1, 1994 - June 30, 1995)

This notice announces the annual adjustments to the national average payment rates for meals served in child care, outside-school- hours care and adult day care centers, the food service payment rates for meals served in day care homes, and the administrative reimbursement rates for sponsors of day care homes to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index.

Resource | Notice
Accommodation of Cultural Food Preferences in the WIC Program

Recently, cultural food preferences among participants in the WIC Program have received considerable attention. There has been concern expressed that some WIC participants may not take full advantage of Program benefits (e.g., the food packages and nutrition education) for cultural reasons. In this Notice, the Department is soliciting public comments regarding the issues surrounding the accommodation of cultural food preferences in the WIC Program.