US SB19 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on January 22 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-22 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Pending: Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to approve state, local, and Indian tribal government plans to partner with small and mid-size restaurants and nonprofit organizations to provide nutritious meals to individuals in need. Specifically, during the period following the President's emergency declaration of March 13, 2020, and under any subsequent major disaster declaration that supersedes it, FEMA may approve plans from state, local, and Indian tribal governments that (1) establish contracts with small and mid-sized restaurants and nonprofits, including faith-based organizations and soup kitchens, to prepare healthy meals for people in need; and (2) provide for partnerships with nonprofit organizations to purchase directly from food producers and farmers. FEMA shall waive federal matching requirements under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act during such period.

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Title

FEED Act FEMA Empowering Essential Deliveries Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2021-01-22SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Same As/Similar To

HB321 (Same As) 2021-02-04 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.

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