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Nutrition Assistance For Puerto Rico

This program contains Recovery Act funding.
NAP
Number: 10.566
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Food and Nutrition Service

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
10.566 Nutrition Assistance For Puerto Rico
Federal Agency (030):
Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture
Authorization (040):
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, as amended, Title 1, Section 116; Public Law 97-35; Public Law 97-253; Public Law 98-204; Public Law 99-114; Public Law 99-157; Public Law 99-182; Public Law 99-198; Public Law 101-624; Public Law 103-66; Public Law 104-127; Public Law 106-387; Public Law 107-171. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, American Taxpayer Relief Act, Public Law 112-240.
Objectives (050):
An alternative to the Special Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to provide access to healthy food by needy persons residing in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Types of Assistance (060):
DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR A SPECIFIED USE
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Households receive benefits to purchase food. A portion is provided as cash.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico alone is eligible.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
Low-income individuals and households are eligible for benefits as determined by the Commonwealth.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
The Commonwealth is required to document the classes of households that receive benefits and the level of those benefits. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedures (092):
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. The Commonwealth is required to submit an annual plan of operation to the Food and Nutrition Service for approval.
Award Procedure (093):
The Secretary of Agriculture designates the Commonwealth agency or agencies to operate the program upon submission of the request.
Deadlines (094):
Jul 01, 2009 July 1 for plan submission.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Not Applicable.
Appeals (096):
Not Applicable.
Renewals (097):
Program continues once approved unless there is a substantial failure to comply with regulations or withdrawal on the part of the Commonwealth.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 50.%. The Department of Agriculture pays 100 percent of the cost of benefits and 50 percent of administrative costs.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Assistance is available for one fiscal year at a time. Assistance is provided through the electronic transfer system, consistent with Treasury Fiscal Requirement Manual, Volume I, Part 6, Section 2030. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
The content and frequency of reports is specified by the Commonwealth's plan of operation. The content and frequency of reports is specified by the Commonwealth's plan of operation. The content and frequency of reports is specified by the Commonwealth's plan of operation. The content and frequency of reports is specified by the Commonwealth's plan of operation. Financial Management Reviews and Management Evaluations.
Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. The Commonwealth is required to conduct an audit of expenditures at least once every two years, and is subject to audit by the Office of Inspector General, USDA.
Records (113):
The content and maintenance of records is specified by the Commonwealth's plan of operation.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Salaries) FY 12 $1,835,464,000; FY 13 est $1,872,910,000; and FY 14 est $1,892,083,000. (Salaries) FY 12 $165,104,000; FY 13 est $127,658,000; and FY 14 est $108,485,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
No Data Available.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
Not Applicable.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
See Regional Agency Offices. Regional Administrator, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, Robbinsville, NJ 08691-1598. Contact: Patricia Dombroski. Telephone: (609) 259-5025, FTS: (609) 259-5025.
Headquarters Office (152):
Patricia Dombroski 300 Corporate Blvd, Robbinsville, New Jersey 08691 Phone: 609-259-5025
Website Address (153):
http://www.fns.usda.gov.
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Only Puerto Rico may apply.