The term “eligible milk” means Class I fluid milk products produced and processed in the United States.
The Secretary may verify the accuracy of documentation submitted under subparagraph (A) by spot checks and audits.
Expenses eligible for reimbursement under subsection (d) shall not exceed the value that an eligible dairy organization incurred by accounting to the Federal milk marketing order pool at the difference in the Class I milk value and the lowest classified price for the applicable month (either Class III milk or Class IV milk).
The Secretary shall adjust or increase amounts preapproved for reimbursement under paragraph (1)(B) based on performance and demand.
The Secretary may provide an interim approval of an increase requested under clause (i) and an incremental increase in the amount of reimbursement to the applicable participating partnership to allow time for the Secretary to review the request without interfering with the donation and distribution of eligible milk by the participating partnership.
The Secretary shall publicize opportunities to participate in the program established under this section.
The Secretary shall conduct appropriate reviews or audits to ensure the integrity of the program established under this section.
Of the funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation, the Secretary shall use to carry out this section $9,000,000 for fiscal year 2019, and $5,000,000 for each fiscal year thereafter, to remain available until expended.