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H.R. 1139: Feeding Homeless Youth During COVID–19 Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 18, 2021 (Introduced).


I

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1139

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 18, 2021

(for herself and Ms. Stefanik) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

A BILL

To reimburse meals and supplements provided to individuals who have not attained the age of 25 under certain meal programs authorized under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Feeding Homeless Youth During COVID–19 Act.

2.

Meals and supplements reimbursements for individuals who have not attained the age of 25

(a)

Program for at-Risk school children

Beginning on the date of enactment of this section, notwithstanding paragraph (1)(A) of section 17(r) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1766(r)), during the COVID–19 public health emergency declared under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d), the Secretary shall reimburse institutions that are emergency shelters under such section 17(r) (42 U.S.C. 1766(r)) for meals and supplements served to individuals who, at the time of such service—

(1)

have not attained the age of 25; and

(2)

are receiving assistance, including non-residential assistance, from such emergency shelter.

(b)

Participation by emergency shelters

Beginning on the date of enactment of this section, notwithstanding paragraph (5)(A) of section 17(t) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1766(t)), during the COVID–19 public health emergency declared under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d), the Secretary shall reimburse emergency shelters under such section 17(t) (42 U.S.C. 1766(t)) for meals and supplements served to individuals who, at the time of such service have not attained the age of 25.

(c)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Emergency shelter

The term emergency shelter has the meaning given the term under section 17(t)(1) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1766(t)(1)).

(2)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of Agriculture.