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Program J: Day Care Food and Nutrition

Program Authorization: National School Lunch Act of 1946; Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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

1. The Day Care Food and Nutrition Program will ensure the provision of basic nutrition to eligible young and aged of Louisiana in an organized child care center or adult care center or home setting and ensure that those individuals receive nutritious meals according to federal regulations in FY 1998-99.

1 Meal totals for current period are estimates due to federal regulations which allow up to sixty days after the end of a month for reporting reimbursable meals served.

2 Updated numbers

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

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$58,236,850

0

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$58,236,850

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$58,236,850

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$0

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100% of the existing operating budget. It represents 116.3% of the total request ($50,066,074) for this program. The recommended budget exceeds the requested amount because further review by the Department of Education indicated there was not a documentable decrease in the number of child care centers enrolled in the program.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

OTHER CHARGES

$17,242,922

 

Child care meal entitlements to private profit/non-profit centers

$250,919

 

Adult day care entitlements to private profit/non-profit center

$33,270,525

 

Family day care homes entitlements to private profit-non-profit home-based entities

$6,981,584

 

Summer food service entitlements to public/private agencies and summer camps

 

 

 

$58,195,950

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers

$32,900

 

Public Health inspection of summer food sites

$8,000

 

Child Care meals - Lafayette Regional Technical Institute

 

 

 

$40,900

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.


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