Issue Brief 12-05
February 3, 2012

On January 24, 2012, the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) released the federal fiscal year (FY) 2012 allocations for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). Under this program, states receive both discretionary grants for administration and mandatory funds to purchase commodities. This Issue Brief provides background on TEFAP and the FY 2012 state allocations for both administrative and commodity grants.