H.R. 1783: School Food Modernization Act

Apr 26, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Tom Latham
Representative for Iowa's 3rd congressional district
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Apr 26, 2013
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H.R. 6481 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 21, 2012


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 26, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Apr 26, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 26, 2013
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1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

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Full Title

To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to issue loan guarantees for purposes of financing improvements to school lunch facilities, training school food service personnel, and for other purposes.


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3 cosponsors (3D) (show)

House Agriculture

General Farm Commodities and Risk Management

House Education and the Workforce

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

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Library of Congress Summary

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School Food Modernization Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to issue loan guarantees to local educational agencies (LEAs) participating in the school lunch program, tribal organizations, or consortia of such entities to finance the construction, remodeling, or expansion of infrastructure or the purchase of durable equipment that will facilitate their provision of healthy meals through the school breakfast and lunch programs.
Requires the Secretary to give a preference to applicants that, compared with other applicants, demonstrate a substantial or disproportionate need for food service infrastructure or durable equipment.
Prohibits a loan guarantee from covering more than 90% of a loan's principal.
Amends the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to direct the Secretary to award competitive grants to assist LEAs participating in the school lunch program, tribal organizations, or consortia of such entities in purchasing the durable equipment and infrastructure they need to serve healthier meals and improve food safety. Gives grant priority to applicants that serve a high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced price meals under the school lunch program.
Directs the Secretary to award competitive matching grants to experienced third-party training institutions to provide school food service personnel with the training and technical assistance they need to meet updated school lunch program nutrition standards.

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