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  • NJ A4363
  • Creates "Nourishing Young Minds Initiative Fund" in Dept. of Agriculture to help pay for child food and nutrition programs.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would establish a non-lapsing revolving fund in the Department of Agriculture to be known as the "Nourishing Young Minds Initiative Fund." The bill requires that all monies appropriated annually by the Legislature, federal and other grants received by the State, and any other monies made available for the purposes of the fund would be deposited in the fund. Monies in the fund may be invested, and interest or other income earned on these investments would be credited to the fund. Monies in the "Nourishing Young Minds Initiative Fund" would be used by the Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Department of Education, to provide support and funding to child food and nutrition programs in the State, which would include: (1) funding outreach and programmatic support by the Department of Agriculture, Department of Education, or community-based organizations; (2) providing small grants to fund one-time startup or expansion costs of "breakfast after the bell" programs; and (3) providing small grants to fund one-time start-up or expansion costs of summer nutrition programs. Funding would be prioritized for award to districts or schools with the highest number of eligible students and lowest participation in the school breakfast program.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Substituted by another Bill
Substituted by S2819 (1R)  (on 6/8/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
6/8/2017 A Substituted by S2819 (1R)
3/16/2017 A Assembly Floor Amendment Passed (Chiaravalloti)
1/19/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
1/19/2017 A Transferred to Assembly Women and Children Committee
1/19/2017 Assembly Women and Children Hearing (10:00 1/19/2017 Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor)
12/5/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 1/19/2017 Assembly Women and Children Committee: Reported Favorably 6 0 0