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. 14 15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 16 17 Section 1. Section 402.88, Florida Statutes, is created to 18 read: 19 402.88 State 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.