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S.990 - Afterschool Flexibility to Expand Reimbursement for School Meals Act of 2009
A bill to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to expand access to healthy afterschool meals for school children in working families.
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Ms. STABENOW (for herself, Mr. LUGAR, and Mr. SANDERS) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and ForestryCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. PROGRAM FOR AT-RISK SCHOOL CHILDREN.
‘(B) PROGRAM EXPANSION- Beginning with the first full school year after the date of enactment of the Afterschool Flexibility to Expand Reimbursement for School Meals Act of 2009, the Secretary shall expand reimbursement under this subsection for meals served under a program to institutions located in any State that elects to participate under this subsection.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. MEALS AND MEAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR CHILDREN IN AFTERSCHOOL CARE.
‘(A) IN GENERAL- An eligible elementary or secondary school may claim reimbursement under this section only for 1 meal per child per day served under a program organized primarily to provide care to at-risk school children (as defined in section 17(r)(1)) during after-school hours, weekends, or holidays during the regular school year.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) LIMITATION- The Secretary shall limit reimbursement under this subsection for meals served under a program to eligible schools located in the States described in section 17(r)(5).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall carry out a program under which the Secretary shall award 1-year grants to States described in section 17(r)(5) to encourage schools and institutions in the States to participate in the programs under this section and section 17(r).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink