area in which poor economic conditions exist

(1) Definitions In this section: (A) Area in which poor economic conditions exist (i) In general Subject to clause (ii), the term “area in which poor economic conditions exist”, as the term relates to an area in which a program food service site is located, means— (I) the attendance area of a school in which at least 50 percent of the enrolled children have been determined eligible for free or reduced price school meals under this chapter and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 ( 42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.); (II) a geographic area, as defined by the Secretary based on the most recent census data available, in which at least 50 percent of the children residing in that area are eligible for free or reduced price school meals under this chapter and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 ( 42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.); (III) an area— (aa) for which the program food service site documents the eligibility of enrolled children through the collection of income eligibility statements from the families of enrolled children or other means; and (bb) at least 50 percent of the children enrolled at the program food service site meet the income standards for free or reduced price school meals under this chapter and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 ( 42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.); (IV) a geographic area, as defined by the Secretary based on information provided from a department of welfare or zoning commission, in which at least 50 percent of the children residing in that area are eligible for free or reduced price school meals under this chapter and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 ( 42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.); or (V) an area for which the program food service site demonstrates through other means approved by the Secretary that at least 50 percent of the children enrolled at the program food service site are eligible for free or reduced price school meals under this chapter and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 ( 42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.). (ii) Duration of determination A determination that an area is an “area in which poor economic conditions exist” under clause (i) shall be in effect for— (I) in the case of an area described in clause (i)(I), 5 years; (II) in the case of an area described in clause (i)(II), until more recent census data are available; (III) in the case of an area described in clause (i)(III), 1 year; and (IV) in the case of an area described in subclause (IV) or (V) of clause (i), a period of time to be determined by the Secretary, but not less than 1 year. (B) Children The term “children” means— (i) individuals who are 18 years of age and under; and (ii) individuals who are older than 18 years of age who are— (I) determined by a State educational agency or a local public educational agency of a State, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Secretary, to have a disability, and (II) participating in a public or nonprofit private school program established for individuals who have a disability. (C) Program The term “program” means the summer food service program for children authorized by this section. (D) Service institution The term “service institution” means a public or private nonprofit school food authority, local, municipal, or county government, public or private nonprofit higher education institution participating in the National Youth Sports Program, or residential public or private nonprofit summer camp, that develops special summer or school vacation programs providing food service similar to food service made available to children during the school year under the school lunch program under this chapter or the school breakfast program under the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 ( 42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.). (E) State The term “State” means— (i) each of the several States of the United States; (ii) the District of Columbia; (iii) the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; (iv) Guam; (v) American Samoa; (vi) the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; and (vii) the United States Virgin Islands.

Source

42 USC § 1761(a)(1)


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