H.R.6518 - State Nutrition Assistance Flexibility Act of 2012

To replace certain Federal nutrition programs with a block grant to the States, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To replace certain Federal nutrition programs with a block grant to the States, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: State Nutrition Assistance Flexibility Act of 2012 as introduced.

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State Nutrition Assistance Flexibility Act of 2012 - States that the purpose of this Act is to provide federal financial assistance to the states in the form of a single grant to allow the states flexibility in providing, and in financing the provision of, supplemental food and nutrition as

Official Summary

State Nutrition Assistance Flexibility Act of 2012 - States that the purpose of this Act is to provide federal financial assistance to the states in the form of a single grant to allow the states flexibility in providing, and in financing the provision of, supplemental food and nutrition assistance. Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to provide each qualifying state with a specified quarterly grant for each of FY2013-FY2022. Requires a state to certify that such supplemental food and nutrition assistance will include specified work and benefits use requirements. Authorizes states to:
(1) set aside funds to be used during periods of unexpectedly high unemployment or program enrollment, and
(2) use up to 30% of funds for other welfare-related programs. Prohibits supplemental food and nutrition assistance from being provided to aliens not residing legally in the United States. Requires annual state audits. Repeals:
(1) the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program);
(2) the emergency food assistance program;
(3) community food projects;
(4) the commodity supplemental food program;
(5) the senior farmers' market nutrition program; and
(6) the fresh fruit and vegetable program.

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