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PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1971

85 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 92-32-JUNE 30, 1971

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Public Law 92-32 AN ACT

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To extend the school breakfast and special food programs.

[H. R. 5257]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Food United States of America in Congress assembled, That the National programsservice for School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1752) is amended by adding at the end chifdren" of the Act the following new section: 6o'sTa^°230; "SEC. 15. (a) In addition to funds appropriated or otherwise avail- 84 Stat. 213. able, the Secretary is authorized to use, during the fiscal year ending ^^^^^"^^ ^^^^ June 30, 1971, not to exceed $35,000,000 in funds from Section 32 of " ^' the Act of August 24, 1935 (7 U.S.C. 612c), to carry out the provisions Q2ltTu\257^.' of this Act, and during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1972, not to exceed $100,000,000 in funds from such section 32 to carry out the provisions of this Act relating to the service of free and reduced-price meals to needy children in schools and service institutions. "(b) Any funds unexpended under this section at the end of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1971, or at the end of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1972, shall remain available to the Secretary in accordance with the last sentence of section 3 of this Act, as amended." ^2 USC m 2 SEC. 2. The first sentence of section 4(a) of the Child Nutrition Act school bre.^kfast of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1773(a)) is amended to read as follows: "There is program, approhereby authorized to be appropriated for each of the fiscal years 1972 ^"g^^^sut. 119. and 1973 not to exceed $25,000,000 to carry out a program to assist the States through grants-in-aid and other means to initiate, maintain, or expand nonprofit breakfast programs in schools." SEC. 3. (a) The first sentence of section 4(c) of such Act (42 U.S.C. ^^s^tate di^sbur^se1773 (c)) is amended by striking out "to reimburse such schools for '"^i^o Stat. sse.' the" and inserting "to assist such schools in financing the". (b) The last sentence of such section 4(c) is amended to read as follows: " I n selecting schools for participation, the State educational agency shall, to the extent practicable, give first consideration to those schools drawing attendance from areas in which poor economic conditions exist, to those schools in which a substantial proportion of the children enrolled must travel long distances daily, and to those schools in which there is a special need for improving the nutrition and dietary practices of children of working mothers and children from lowincome families.". S E C 4. Section 4(d) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, is amended by striking out "80 per centum" and inserting "100 per centum". SEC. 5. Section 4(e) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 is amended by striking out the sentence reading "In making such determinations, such local authorities should, to the extent practicable, consult with public welfare and health agencies." and inserting the following: "Such determinations shall be made by local school authorities m accordance with a publicly announced policy and plan applied equitably on the basis of criteria which, as a minimum, shall include the level of family income, including welfare grants, the number in the family unit, and the number of children in the family unit attending school or service institutions; but any child who is a member of a household which has an annual income not above the applicable family size income level set forth in the income poverty guidelines shall be served meals free or at reduced cost. The income poverty guidelines to be used for any fiscal year shall be those prescribed by the Secretary as of July 1 of such year. In providing meals free or at reduced cost to needy children, first priority shall be given to providing free meals to the neediest children. Determination with respect to the annual income of any household shall be made solely on the basis of an affidavit executed in such form as the Secretary may prescribe by an