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2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Chapter 780)

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Item 89

Item 89

First Year - FY2017Second Year - FY2018
Nutritional Services (45700)$4,676,016$4,676,016
Distribution of USDA Donated Food (45708)FY2017 $4,676,016FY2018 $4,676,016
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2017 $292,735FY2018 $292,735
Federal TrustFY2017 $4,383,281FY2018 $4,383,281

Authority: Title 3.2, Chapter 47, Code of Virginia.


The Virginia Departments of Education, Health, and Agriculture and Consumer Services shall develop a plan for the transfer of the Summer Food Services Program and the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program from the Virginia Department of Health, and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Special Milk Program from the Virginia Department of Education to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in an effort to house feeding programs under one agency, and shall submit such plan to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than November 15, 2016.  Such plan shall detail the funding amounts and positions associated with the impacted programs, and include an estimate of whether cost savings or additional costs would be incurred, both during the transition and over the long-term,  from the transfer of these programs.  The review shall also assess any potential administrative impacts on the local school divisions, the Department of Education and the Department of Health.  No transfer of positions or funding shall occur without prior approval of the General Assembly at the 2017 Regular Session.