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Program Description Handbook 2018-19

School Lunch Programs That Have Purchased at Least 30% of Their Total Food Products from NYS Farmers, Growers, Producers, or Processors


Section 2, Part B of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2018  provides that  Notwithstanding  any  monetary  limitations  with  respect  to school  lunch  programs  contained  in any law or regulation, for school lunch meals served in the school year commencing July 1, 2019  and  each July 1 thereafter, a school food authority shall be eligible for a lunch meal State subsidy of twenty-five cents, which shall include any annual State subsidy received by such school food  authority  under  any  other provision  of State law, for any school lunch meal served by such school food authority; provided that the school food authority certifies to the State Education Department through the application that such food authority has purchased  at least  thirty  percent of its total cost of food products for its school lunch service program from New York state farmers, growers, producers or processors in the preceding school year.




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Federal Regulation: 

State Statute:             Education Law §

State Regulation:      8NYCRR Part



State-                           $10m


Special Revenue-       

Total-                           $10m

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December 10, 2018 - 2:49pm