United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Mar 29, 2023
The term “eligible dairy organization” has the meaning given the term in section 9071(a) of this title.
The term “eligible dairy product” means a product primarily made from milk, including fluid milk, that is produced and processed in the United States.
The term “eligible distributor” means a public or private nonprofit organization that distributes donated eligible dairy products to recipient individuals and families.
The term “eligible partnership” means a partnership between an eligible dairy organization and an eligible distributor.
To be eligible to receive reimbursement under subsection (d), an eligible partnership shall submit to the Secretary a donation and distribution plan that describes the process that the eligible partnership will use for the donation, processing, transportation, temporary storage, and distribution of eligible dairy products.
On making an affirmative determination under clause (i) with respect to a donation and distribution plan submitted under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall give priority to the approval or disapproval of that plan.
The Secretary may verify the accuracy of documentation submitted under subparagraph (A).
In providing reimbursements under paragraph (1), the Secretary may provide reimbursements for eligible dairy product costs incurred before the date on which the donation and distribution plan for the applicable participating partnership was approved by the Secretary under subsection (c)(2)(A)(ii).
An eligible distributor that receives eligible dairy products donated under this section may not sell the eligible dairy products into commercial markets.
An eligible distributor that the Secretary determines has violated paragraph (1) shall not be eligible for any future participation in the program established under this section.
The Secretary shall conduct appropriate reviews or audits to ensure the integrity of the program established under this section.
The Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service, shall publish on the publicly accessible website of the Agricultural Marketing Service periodic reports describing donation activity under this section.
The Secretary shall make a supplemental reimbursement to an eligible dairy organization that received a reimbursement under the milk donation program established under section 9071 of this title during the period beginning on
Out of any amounts of the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, there is appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this section $400,000,000, to remain available until expended.