7 U.S. Code § 7511a - Emergency food program infrastructure grants
(a) Definition of eligible entity
In this section, the term “eligible entity” means an emergency feeding organization.
(b) Program authorized
(1) In general
The Secretary shall use funds made available under subsection (d) to make grants to eligible entities to pay the costs of an activity described in subsection (c).
(2) Rural preference
The Secretary shall use not less than 50 percent of the funds described in paragraph (1) for a fiscal year to make grants to eligible entities that serve predominantly rural communities for the purposes of—
(A) expanding the capacity and infrastructure of food banks, State-wide food bank associations, and food bank collaboratives that operate in rural areas; and
(c) Use of funds
An eligible entity shall use a grant received under this section for any fiscal year to carry out activities of the eligible entity, including—
(1) the development and maintenance of a computerized system for the tracking of time-sensitive food products;
(2) capital, infrastructure, and operating costs associated with the collection, storage, distribution, and transportation of time-sensitive and perishable food products;
(3) improving the security and diversity of the emergency food distribution and recovery systems of the United States through the support of small or mid-size farms and ranches, fisheries, and aquaculture, and donations from local food producers and manufacturers to persons in need;
(4) providing recovered foods to food banks and similar nonprofit emergency food providers to reduce hunger in the United States;
(5) improving the identification of—
Source(Pub. L. 98–8, title II, § 209, as added Pub. L. 110–234, title IV, § 4202,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1121; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title IV, § 4202,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1883; amended Pub. L. 113–79, title IV, § 4027(b),Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 812.)
Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234was repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
A prior section 209 ofPub. L. 98–8, which related to commodity supplemental food program administrative expenses, was set out in a note under section 612c of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 99–198, title XV, § 1562(e)(1),Dec. 23, 1985, 99 Stat. 1590.
2014—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 113–79substituted “2018” for “2012”.
Enactment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, except as otherwise provided, see section 4 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 8701 of this title.