2016 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare
Chapter 13 - School Lunch Programs
Sec. 1769g - Information clearinghouse

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Citation 42 U.S.C. § 1769g (2016)
Section Name

§1769g. Information clearinghouse

Section Text

(a) In general

The Secretary shall enter into a contract with a nongovernmental organization described in subsection (b) to establish and maintain a clearinghouse to provide information to nongovernmental groups located throughout the United States that assist low-income individuals or communities regarding food assistance, self-help activities to aid individuals in becoming self-reliant, and other activities that empower low-income individuals or communities to improve the lives of low-income individuals and reduce reliance on Federal, State, or local governmental agencies for food or other assistance.

(b) Nongovernmental organization

The nongovernmental organization referred to in subsection (a) shall be selected on a competitive basis and shall—

(1) be experienced in the gathering of first-hand information in all the States through onsite visits to grassroots organizations in each State that fight hunger and poverty or that assist individuals in becoming self-reliant;

(2) be experienced in the establishment of a clearinghouse similar to the clearinghouse described in subsection (a);

(3) agree to contribute in-kind resources towards the establishment and maintenance of the clearinghouse and agree to provide clearinghouse information, free of charge, to the Secretary, States, counties, cities, antihunger groups, and grassroots organizations that assist individuals in becoming self-sufficient and self-reliant;

(4) be sponsored by an organization, or be an organization, that—

(A) has helped combat hunger for at least 10 years;

(B) is committed to reinvesting in the United States; and

(C) is knowledgeable regarding Federal nutrition programs;

(5) be experienced in communicating the purpose of the clearinghouse through the media, including the radio and print media, and be able to provide access to the clearinghouse information through computer or telecommunications technology, as well as through the mails; and

(6) be able to provide examples, advice, and guidance to States, counties, cities, communities, antihunger groups, and local organizations regarding means of assisting individuals and communities to reduce reliance on government programs, reduce hunger, improve nutrition, and otherwise assist low-income individuals and communities become more self-sufficient.

(c) Audits

The Secretary shall establish fair and reasonable auditing procedures regarding the expenditures of funds to carry out this section.

(d) Funding

Out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the Secretary of the Treasury shall pay to the Secretary to provide to the organization selected under this section, to establish and maintain the information clearinghouse, $200,000 for each of fiscal years 1995 and 1996, $150,000 for fiscal year 1997, $100,000 for fiscal year 1998, $166,000 for each of fiscal years 1999 through 2004, and $250,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2017. The Secretary shall be entitled to receive the funds and shall accept the funds, without further appropriation.

Source Credit

(June 4, 1946, ch. 281, §26, as added Pub. L. 103–448, title I, §123, Nov. 2, 1994, 108 Stat. 4731; amended Pub. L. 105–336, title I, §§103(c)(2), 112, Oct. 31, 1998, 112 Stat. 3147, 3157; Pub. L. 108–265, title I, §128, June 30, 2004, 118 Stat. 767; Pub. L. 111–80, title VII, §749(f), Oct. 21, 2009, 123 Stat. 2132; Pub. L. 111–296, title IV, §409, Dec. 13, 2010, 124 Stat. 3260; Pub. L. 114–113, div. A, title IV, Dec. 18, 2015, 129 Stat. 2266; Pub. L. 114–223, div. C, §148, as added Pub. L. 114–254, div. A, §101(3), Dec. 10, 2016, 130 Stat. 1006.)

Editorial Notes


2016—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 114–223, §148, as added by Pub. L. 114–254, §101(3), substituted "2010 through 2017" for "2010 through 2016" in first sentence.

2015—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 114–113 substituted "2010 through 2016" for "2010 through 2015" in first sentence.

2010—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 111–296 substituted "2010 through 2015" for "2005 through 2010" in first sentence.

2009—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 111–80 substituted "2010" for "2009".

2004—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 108–265, in first sentence, substituted "1998," for "1998, and" and "through 2004, and $250,000 for each of fiscal years 2005 through 2009" for "through 2003".

1998—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 105–336 substituted "$100,000 for fiscal year 1998, and $166,000 for each of fiscal years 1999 through 2003" for "and $100,000 for fiscal year 1998" in first sentence and inserted ", without further appropriation" before period at end of second sentence.


Amendment by Pub. L. 111–296 effective Oct. 1, 2010, except as otherwise specifically provided, see section 445 of Pub. L. 111–296, set out as a note under section 1751 of this title.


Amendment by Pub. L. 105–336 effective Oct. 1, 1998, see section 401 of Pub. L. 105–336, set out as a note under section 1755 of this title.


Section effective Oct. 1, 1994, see section 401 of Pub. L. 103–448, set out as an Effective Date of 1994 Amendment note under section 1755 of this title.

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Sec. 1769g - Information clearinghouse
Contains section 1769g
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 108 Stat. 4731
112 Stat. 3147
118 Stat. 767
123 Stat. 2132
124 Stat. 3260
129 Stat. 2266
130 Stat. 1006
Public Law References Public Law 103-448, Public Law 105-336, Public Law 108-265, Public Law 111-80, Public Law 111-296, Public Law 114-113, Public Law 114-223, Public Law 114-254
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