[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 3 (Thursday, January 5, 1995)]
[Page 1768]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-251]

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Food and Consumer Service

Summer Food Service Program for Children; Program Reimbursement 
for 1995

AGENCY: Food and Consumer Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice informs the public of the annual adjustments to 
the reimbursement rates for meals served in the Summer Food Service 
Program for Children (SFSP, or Program). These adjustments reflect 
changes in the Consumer Price Index and are required by the statute 
governing the Program.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 1995.

Robert M. Eadie, Chief, Policy and Program Development Branch, Child 
Nutrition Division, Food and Consumer Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 1007, Alexandria, Virginia 
22302, (703) 305-2620.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1980 (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.
    This action is exempted from review by the Office of Management and 
Budget under Executive Order 12866.
    This program is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance under No. 10.559 and is subject to the provisions of 
Executive Order 12372 which requires intergovernmental consultation 
with State and local officials, (7 CFR Part 3015, subpart V, and final 
rule related notice published at 48 FR 29114, June 24, 1983).


    The terms used in this Notice shall have the meaning ascribed to 
them in the regulations governing the SFPS (7 CFR Part 225).


    Pursuant to section 13 of the National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 
1761) and the regulations governing the SFSP (7 CFR Part 225), notice 
is hereby given of adjustments in Program payments for meals served to 
children participating in the SFSP during the 1995 Program. Adjustments 
are based on changes in the food away from home series of the Consumer 
Price Index for All Urban Consumers for the period November 1993 
through November 1994.
    The new 1995 reimbursement rates in dollars are as follows:

Maximum Per Meal Reimbursement Rates

Operating Costs

    Breakfast--1.1800; Lunch or Supper--2.1200; Supplement--.5550.

Administrative Costs

    a. For meals served at rural or self-preparation sites:
    Breakfast--.1100; Lunch or Supper--.2000; Supplement--.0550.
    b. For meals served at other types of sites:
    Breakfast--.0875; Lunch or Supper--.1675; Supplement--.0425.
    The total amount of payments to State agencies for disbursement to 
Program sponsors will be based upon these Program reimbursement rates 
and the number of meals of each type served. The above reimbursement 
rates, before being rounded-off to the nearest quarter-cent, represent 
a 1.8 per cent increase during 1994 (from 144.2 in November 1993 to 
146.8 in November 1994) in the food away from home series of the 
Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, published by the Bureau 
of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor. The Department points 
out that the administrative rate for Supplements ``for meals served at 
other types of sites'' is the same rate that was in effect last year 
because the increase in the Consumer Price Index was insufficient to 
raise the rounded rate to the next higher quarter cent.

    Authority: Secs. 9, 13 and 14, National School Lunch Act, as 
amended (42 U.S.C. 1758, 1761 and 1762a).

    Dated: December 29, 1994.
Yvette S. Jackson,
Acting Administrator, Food and Consumer Service.
[FR Doc. 95-251 Filed 1-4-95; 8:45 am]