Florida Senate - 2022                                     SB 958
       By Senator Jones
       35-00036-22                                            2022958__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to a state nutrition assistance
    3         reimbursement program; creating s. 402.88, F.S.;
    4         requiring the Department of Children and Families to
    5         develop and implement a state nutrition assistance
    6         reimbursement program for a specified purpose;
    7         requiring the department to determine eligibility
    8         criteria and application procedures for the program;
    9         providing application requirements; requiring the
   10         department to establish a funding mechanism to support
   11         reimbursements under the program; requiring the
   12         department to adopt rules; providing an effective
   13         date.
   15  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   17         Section 1. Section 402.88, Florida Statutes, is created to
   18  read:
   19         402.88State nutrition assistance reimbursement program.—
   20         (1)The department shall develop and implement a state
   21  nutrition assistance reimbursement program to reimburse eligible
   22  community-based nonprofit organizations or nonprofit religious
   23  organizations operating under s. 501(c)(3) of the Internal
   24  Revenue Code for administrative costs directly incurred in
   25  providing enrollment assistance services for food assistance
   26  programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
   27  and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women,
   28  Infants, and Children.
   29         (2)The department shall determine eligibility criteria and
   30  application procedures for the program. To receive reimbursement
   31  under the program, an eligible community-based nonprofit
   32  organization or nonprofit religious organization must submit an
   33  application to the department on a form prescribed by the
   34  department.
   35         (3)The department shall establish a funding mechanism to
   36  support reimbursements under the program.
   37         (4)The department shall adopt rules to implement this
   38  section.
   39         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.