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File #: 20-0893    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/22/2020 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 6/9/2020 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Grant Application to the Virginia Department of Education for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program for Children.
City of Alexandria, Virginia

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MEMORANDUM

DATE: JUNE 3, 2020

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of a Grant Application to the Virginia Department of Education for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program for Children.
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ISSUE: Submission of Grant application for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding from the Summer Food Service Program for Children administered since 2018 by the Virginia Department of Education for Virginia program sponsors.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1. Authorize the City Manager to submit the grant application (due June 15, 2020) to the Virginia Department of Education for United States Department of Agriculture for continued funding and an estimated reimbursement amount of $139,000 for program expenses; and

2. Execute all necessary documents that may be required.

BACKGROUND: The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities has administered the Summer Food Service Program since 1979. In order to participate, program sites must meet the criteria established by the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program of USDA. The site must be "located in a geographical area served by a school or center in which 50 percent or more of the enrolled children are eligible for free or reduce priced meals." Eligible programs will be able to serve up to two of the following meals; breakfast, am snack, lunch or pm snack, at no cost to the participants. The meal program is proposed to commence on July 6, 2020, and will operate Monday through Friday, excluding the July 4 holiday and end August 21, 2020.

As with the USDA After School Snack Program, the Department will contract with the Alexandria City Public Schools School Nutrition Servi...

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