U.S Code last checked for updates: May 24, 2024
§ 2027.
Appropriations and allotments
(a)
Authorization of allotments; monthly reports of expenditures to Congressional committees; restriction on use of funds; nutrition education improvements
(1)
To carry out this chapter, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2023. Not to exceed one-fourth of 1 per centum of the previous year’s appropriation is authorized in each such fiscal year to carry out the provisions of section 2026 of this title, subject to paragraph (3).
(2)
No funds authorized to be appropriated under this chapter or any other Act of Congress shall be used by any person, firm, corporation, group, or organization at any time, directly or indirectly, to interfere with or impede the implementation of any provision of this chapter or any rule, regulation, or project thereunder, except that this limitation shall not apply to the provision of legal and related assistance in connection with any proceeding or action before any State or Federal agency or court. The President shall ensure that this paragraph is complied with by such order or other means as the President deems appropriate.
(3)
(A)
Of the amounts made available under the second sentence of paragraph (1), not more than $2,000,000 in any fiscal year may be used by the Secretary to make 2-year competitive grants that will—
(i)
enhance interagency cooperation in nutrition education activities; and
(ii)
develop cost effective ways to inform people eligible for supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits about nutrition, resource management, and community nutrition education programs, such as the expanded food and nutrition education program.
(B)
The Secretary shall make awards under this paragraph to one or more State cooperative extension services (as defined in section 3103 of this title) who shall administer the grants in coordination with other State or local agencies serving low-income people.
(C)
Each project shall include an evaluation component and shall develop an implementation plan for replication in other States.
(D)
The Secretary shall report to the appropriate committees of Congress on the results of the projects and shall disseminate the results through the cooperative extension service system and to State human services and health department offices, local supplemental nutrition assistance program offices, and other entities serving low-income households.
(b)
Limitation of value of allotments; reduction of allotments
(c)
Manner of reducing allotments
(d)
Requisite action by Secretary to reduce allotments; statement to Congressional committees
(e)
Disposition of funds collected pursuant to claims
(f)
Transfer of funds
(g)
Ban on recruitment and promotion activities
(1)
In general
Except as provided in paragraph (2), no funds authorized to be appropriated under this chapter shall be used by the Secretary for—
(A)
recruitment activities designed to persuade an individual to apply for supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits;
(B)
television, radio, or billboard advertisements that are designed to promote supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits and enrollment; or
(C)
any agreements with foreign governments designed to promote supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits and enrollment.
(2)
Limitation
(h)
Ban on recruitment by entities that receive funds
(Pub. L. 88–525, § 18, as added Pub. L. 95–113, title XIII, § 1301, Sept. 29, 1977, 91 Stat. 979; amended Pub. L. 96–58, § 1, Aug. 14, 1979, 93 Stat. 389; Pub. L. 96–249, title I, § 134, title II, § 201, May 26, 1980, 94 Stat. 368, 370; Pub. L. 97–18, § 1, June 30, 1981, 95 Stat. 102; Pub. L. 97–98, title XIII, §§ 1331, 1332, Dec. 22, 1981, 95 Stat. 1291; Pub. L. 97–253, title I, §§ 180(b)(2), 183, Sept. 8, 1982, 96 Stat. 784, 785; Pub. L. 99–198, title XV, §§ 1535(c)(2), 1541, 1542(a), Dec. 23, 1985, 99 Stat. 1585, 1589; Pub. L. 101–624, title XVII, §§ 1760, 1761, Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3803, 3804; Pub. L. 104–127, title IV, § 401(e), Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 1026; Pub. L. 104–193, title VIII, § 853, Aug. 22, 1996, 110 Stat. 2339; Pub. L. 105–362, title I, § 101(b), Nov. 10, 1998, 112 Stat. 3281; Pub. L. 107–171, title IV, §§ 4118(c), 4122(c), May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 321, 324; Pub. L. 110–234, title IV, §§ 4001(b), 4002(a)(10), 4406(a)(1), title VII, § 7101(b)(3), May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1092, 1095, 1140, 1213; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title IV, §§ 4001(b), 4002(a)(10), 4406(a)(1), title VII, § 7101(b)(3), June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1853, 1856, 1902, 1974; Pub. L. 113–79, title IV, §§ 4018(b), (c), 4024, 4030(j), Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 797, 809, 814; Pub. L. 115–334, title IV, § 4016, Dec. 20, 2018, 132 Stat. 4648.)
cite as: 7 USC 2027