Federal Register: APEC III, Improper Payments Study

2017-07-17 | School Nutrition Association

The proposed APEC III study will provide FNS with the information needed to reduce improper payments in the school meals programs. The study will survey a nationally representative sample of school food authorities (SFAs), a sample of schools within each SFA, and a random sample of students within each school that applied or were directly certified for free and reduced-price meals. The data will be used to develop national estimates of the annual error rates and erroneous payments for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program in School Year 2017-18 and to identify strategies for reducing errors. Comments on this record collection can be sent to Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), by emailing OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov, faxing (202) 395-5806, and mailing to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, D.C. 20250-7602. Comments are due by July 26, 2017.