Title:Federal-State Supplemental Nutrition Program(s) Agreement.
Expiration Date:November 30, 2012.
Type of Request:Revision of a currently approved collection.
Abstract:The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (the Act), Public Law 111-296, was enacted by the President on December 13, 2010. Section 361 of the Act requires that the Secretary of Agriculture incorporate in the Federal-State Agreement (form FNS-339) a provision for the WIC Program and FMNP that supports full use of Federal funds and excludes such funds from State budget restrictions or limitations including, at a minimum, hiring freezes, work furloughs, and travel restrictions affecting the WIC Program or the FMNP. Additional technical amendments are also being made to the FNS-339, as follows: (1) The title is changed to include FMNP and SFMNP; (2) coverage by statutes as well as regulations is added; (3) references to FMNP and SFMNP are added as necessary and appropriate; and (4) several typographical errors are corrected.
The agreement requires the signature of the Chief State agency official and includes a certification/assurance regarding drug free workplace, a certification regarding lobbying and a disclosure of lobbying activities. The signed agreement is the contract between USDA and each State agency that administers WIC, FMNP and SFMNP, thereby authorizing USDA to release funds to the State agencies for the administration of the Program(s) in the jurisdiction of the State in accordance with the provisions of 7 CFR parts 246, 248, and/or 249.
This revision does not increase the burden per response. However, the number of respondents (agencies administering WIC, FMNP and SFMNP) increased from 140 to 142 increasing the total annual burden from 35 to 35.5 hours.
Estimate of Burden:Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.25 hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information.
Affected Public:State, Territorial and Tribal Agencies: Respondent Type: The Chief Health Officer of the WIC State agency, or the Chief Agency Official of the FMNP or SFMNP State agency (e.g.,a State Commissioner of Agriculture or Agency on Aging), if not administered by the WIC State agency in that state.
Estimated Number of Respondents:142 respondents.
Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent:One.
Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents:35.5 hours.
Dated: June 15, 2011.
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.