An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agencyinforms potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.Food and Nutrition Service
Title:National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Access, Participation, Eligibility, and Certification Study II.
OMB Control Number:0584-0530.
Summary of Collection:The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) provide federal financial assistance and commodities to schools serving lunches and breakfasts that meet required nutritional standards. The Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-300) requires USDA to identify and reduce erroneous payments in various programs, including the NSLP and SBP. To comply with the Improper Payments Information Act and Executive Order 13520, USDA must report on the prevalence of erroneous payments in the NSLP and SBP on an annual basis and if erroneous payments are significant, take actions to reduce improper payments and report on the efficacy of those actions. The APEC Study II will produce national estimates of erroneous payments for SY 2012-13 based on new collection of primary data.
Need and Use of the Information:In School Year 2012-2013, on-site data collection activities will be conducted in a nationally representative sample of school districts and schools across the 48 contiguous States and the District of Columbia. Data to be collected will include school administrative records, household income from parents/guardians, direct observation of school meal transactions and other information that will inform the study.
Description of Respondents:Individuals or households, State, Local, or Tribal Government.
Number of Respondents:8,075.
Frequency of Responses:Reporting: On occasion.
Total Burden Hours:5,837.