7 CFR § 247.26 - Return of administrative funds.
(a) Must State agencies return administrative funds that they do not use at the end of the fiscal year? Yes. If, by the end of the fiscal year, a State agency has not obligated all of its allocated administrative funds, the unobligated funds must be returned to FNS.
(b) What happens to administrative funds that are returned by State agencies at the end of the fiscal year? If, in the following fiscal year, OMB reapportions the returned administrative funds, the funds are used to support the program. Such funds are not returned to State agencies in the form of administrative funds in addition to the legislatively mandated grant per assigned caseload slot.