Legal Resources | | T42 1766a, 01766a
Meal supplements for children in afterschool care
(a) General authority.
(1) Grants to States. The Secretary shall carry out a program to assist States through grants-in-aid and other means to provide meal supplements under a program organized primarily to provide care for children in afterschool care in eligible elementary and secondary schools.
(2) Eligible schools. For the purposes of this section, the term "eligible elementary and secondary schools" means schools that--
(A) operate school lunch programs under this Act;
(B) sponsor afterschool care programs; and
(C) operate afterschool programs with an educational or enrichment purpose.
(b) Eligible children. Reimbursement may be provided under this section only for supplements served to school children who are not more than 18 years of age, except that the age limitation provided by this subsection shall not apply to a child described in section 12(d)(1)(A) [42 USC 1760(d)(1)(A)].
(1) At-risk school children. In the case of an eligible child who is participating in a program authorized under this section operated at a site located in a geographical area served by a school in which at least 50 percent of the children enrolled are certified as eligible to receive free or reduced price school meals under this Act or the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 USC 1771 et seq.), a supplement provided under this section to the child shall be--
(A) reimbursed at the rate at which free supplements are reimbursed under section 17(c)(3) [42 USC 1766(c)(3)]; and
(B) served without charge.
(2) Other school children. In the case of an eligible child who is participating in a program authorized under this section at a site that is not described in paragraph (1), for the purposes of this section, the national average payment rate for supplements shall be equal to those established under section 17(c)(3) [42 USC 1766(c)(3)] (as adjusted pursuant to section 11(a)(3) [42 USC 1759a(a)(3)]).
(d) Contents of supplements. The requirements that apply to the content of meal supplements served under child care food programs operated with assistance under this Act shall apply to the content of meal supplements served under programs operated with assistance under this section.
(Oct. 31, 1998, P.L. 105-336)