Extends application deadline for reimbursement program to December 6, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an extension of the November 6, 2019, deadline to submit Milk Donation and Distribution Plans for Fiscal Year 2019 and Fiscal Year 2020. Applications are now due no later than December 6, 2019.
Congress directed USDA to develop the program to reduce food waste and provide nutrition assistance to low-income individuals. Congress authorized $9 million for the program in Fiscal Year 2019, and $5 million per fiscal year thereafter. Under the program, eligible dairy organizations partner with non-profit organizations that distribute food to low income individuals. Those partnerships may apply for and receive limited reimbursements to cover expenses related to certain fluid milk product donations.