FNS Releases FY 2013 School Meal Pattern Administrative Funding and Guidance
On December 6, 2012, the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) released the fiscal year (FY) 2013 allocation of state administrative funds for the cost of implementing new nutritional standards under the National School Lunch (NSL) and School Breakfast (SB) programs. Like FY 2012, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands will receive a total of $47 million in administrative funds. In addition to the allocations, FNS included guidance on the use of such funds. This Issue Brief provides a summary of that guidance and the FY 2013 state allocations.