[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 121, 110th Congress, 1st Session] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov] 121 STAT. 84 Public Law 110-19 110th Congress An Act To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to reinstate certain provisions relating to the nutrition services incentive program. [NOTE: Apr. 23, 2007 - [S. 1002] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress [NOTE: Older Americans Reauthorization Technical Corrections Act. 42 USC 3001 note.] assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Older Americans Reauthorization Technical Corrections Act''. SEC. 2. NUTRITION SERVICES INCENTIVE PROGRAM. Section 311 of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3030a), as amended by section 309 of the Older Americans Act Amendments of 2006, is further amended-- (1) by striking subsection (b)(3); (2) by striking subsection (d) and inserting the following: ``(d)(1) Each State agency and each title VI grantee shall be entitled to use all or any part of amounts allotted under subsection (b) to obtain, subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), from the Secretary of Agriculture commodities available through any food program of the Department of Agriculture at the rates at which such commodities are valued for purposes of such program. ``(2) [NOTE: Reports.] The Secretary of Agriculture shall determine and report to the Secretary, by such date as the Secretary may require, the amount (if any) of its allotment under subsection (b) which each State agency and title VI grantee has elected to receive in the form of commodities. Such amount shall include an amount bearing the same ratio to the costs to the Secretary of Agriculture of providing such commodities under this subsection as the value of commodities received by such State agency or title VI grantee under this subsection bears to the total value of commodities so received. ``(3) From the allotment under subsection (b) for each State agency and title VI grantee, the Secretary shall transfer funds to the Secretary of Agriculture for the costs of commodities received by such State agency or grantee, and expenses related to the procurement of the commodities on behalf of such State agency or grantee, under this subsection, and shall then pay the balance (if any) to such State agency or grantee. The amount of funds transferred for the expenses related to the procurement of the commodities shall be mutually agreed on by the Secretary and the Secretary of Agriculture. The transfer of funds for the costs of the commodities and the related expenses shall occur in a timely manner after the Secretary of Agriculture submits the corresponding report described in paragraph (2), and shall be subject [[Page 85]] 121 STAT. 85 to the availability of appropriations. Amounts received by the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to this section to make commodity purchases for a fiscal year for a State agency or title VI grantee shall remain available, only for the next fiscal year, to make commodity purchases for that State agency or grantee pursuant to this section. ``(4) Each State agency and title VI grantee shall promptly and equitably disburse amounts received under this subsection to recipients of grants and contracts. Such disbursements shall only be used by such recipients of grants or contracts to purchase domestically produced foods for their nutrition projects. ``(5) Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to require any State agency or title VI grantee to elect to receive cash payments under this subsection.''; and (3) by striking subsection (f) and inserting the following: ``(f) In each fiscal year, the Secretary and the Secretary of Agriculture shall jointly disseminate to State agencies, title VI grantees, area agencies on aging, and providers of nutrition services assisted under this title, information concerning the foods available to such State agencies, title VI grantees, area agencies on aging, and providers under subsection (c).''. SEC. 3. [NOTE: 42 USC 3030a note.] EFFECTIVE DATE. (a) In General.--The amendments made by section 2 shall take effect beginning with fiscal year 2008. (b) Application Process.--Effective on the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall take such actions as will enable State agencies and title VI grantees described in section 311 of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3030a) to apply during fiscal year 2007 for allotments under such section for fiscal year 2008. Approved April 23, 2007. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1002: --------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 153 (2007): Mar. 27, considered and passed Senate. Mar. 28, considered and passed House.