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Title School meal programs : : eligibility and geographic adjustment issues / Lauren Quincey, editor
Published New York : Nova, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Education in a competitive and globalizing world
Education in a competitive and globalizing world series.
Contents SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMS: ELIGIBILITY AND GEOGRAPHIC ADJUSTMENT ISSUES; SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMS: ELIGIBILITY AND GEOGRAPHIC ADJUSTMENT ISSUES; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; CONTENTS; PREFACE; Chapter 1: SCHOOL-MEALS PROGRAMS: USDA HAS ENHANCED CONTROLS, BUT ADDITIONAL VERIFICATION COULD HELP ENSURE LEGITIMATE PROGRAM ACCESS; WHY GAO DID THIS STUDY; WHAT GAO RECOMMENDS; WHAT GAO FOUND; ABBREVIATIONS; BACKGROUND; USDA HAS TAKEN STEPS TO HELP IDENTIFY AND PREVENT INELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS FROM RECEIVING BENEFITS
Chapter 2: SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMS: IMPLICATIONS OF ADJUSTING INCOME ELIGIBILITY THRESHOLDS AND REIMBURSEMENT RATES BY GEOGRAPHIC DIFFERENCESWHY GAO DID THIS STUDY; WHAT GAO RECOMMENDS; WHAT GAO FOUND; ABBREVIATIONS; BACKGROUND; EXISTING DATA AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING FOR GEOGRAPHIC VARIATIONS COULD LEAD TO SHIFTS IN ELIGIBILITY AND MIGHT INCREASE PROGRAM COSTS; THE COST OF DELIVERING SCHOOL MEALS VARIES BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, BUT THE USEFULNESS OF EXISTING DATA TO ADJUST REIMBURSEMENTS FOR THESE DIFFERENCES IS UNCLEAR
Existing federal and state policies offer eligibility and reimbursement flexibilityconcluding observations; agency comments; appendix i: scope and methodology; index
Usda could explore options to enhance the verification process to further strengthen integrity while ensuring legitimate accessconclusion; recommendations for executive action; agency comments; appendix i: objective, scope, and methodology; appendix ii: additional benefits based on eligibility in the school-meals programs; appendix iii: responsibilities of the food and nutrition service, state agencies, and school districts; appendix iv: sample school-meals household application; appendix v: comparison between federal andprivate-sector employees
Summary In fiscal year 2012, over 31.6 million children participated in USDA's National School Lunch Program (NSLP) at a cost of about 11.6 billion. In fiscal year 2013, USDA estimated NSLP certification errors of more than 8 percent, or 996 million. GAO was asked to review possible beneficiary fraud within the program. This book assesses steps taken to help identify and prevent ineligible beneficiaries from receiving benefits in school-meal programs; and what opportunities exist to strengthen USDA's oversight of the school-meals programs
Notes Includes index
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Subject School children -- Food -- Economic aspects -- United States.
School lunchrooms, cafeterias, etc. -- United States -- Management.
Form Electronic book
Author Quincey, Lauren, editor
ISBN 1633214508 (electronic bk)
9781633214507 (electronic bk)