Program Authorization: National School Lunch Act of 1946; Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended
This program provides funding for basic nutrition needs of young and aged in organized child care or adult care centers of home settings.
The mission of the Day Care Food and Nutrition Program is to provide reimbursement to eligible sponsors of child nutrition programs and ensure the accountability of sponsors according to federal regulations.
The goal of the Day Care Food and Nutrition Program is to improve the health and welfare of Louisiana's children by administering and funding the federal child nutrition programs which provide nutritious meal service to eligible participants.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded with Federal Funds by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the National School Lunch Act of 1946 and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 105.9% of the existing operating budget. It represents 100.0% of the total request ($53,185,524) for this program. Adjustments include an increase in Child Care programs; a decrease in Family Day Care Homes; and an increase in Summer Food meal counts.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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