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HOUSING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

 

DIVISION 250

OREGON HUNGER RESPONSE FUND

813-250-0000

Purpose and Objectives

(1) OAR chapter 813, division 250 establishes and implements the Oregon Hunger Response Fund, which is funded by General Fund moneys and carries out the Department’s responsibility as the lead public body in administering the state policy on hunger under ORS 458.525 to 458.545. The Oregon Hunger Response Fund is the means by which the Department allocates funds for the statewide network of food banks and emergency food programs to acquire food and new food sources, build network capacities and link emergency food clients to other services.

(2) The Oregon Food Bank, a nonprofit corporation organized under ORS Chapter 65, is the agency designated by the Department to coordinate distribution of food and funds in Oregon under the Oregon Hunger Response Fund. Under the program, the food is distributed through the recipient agencies to low income households, which are those households with an income that does not exceed 185 percent of the federal poverty guideline. A portion of the funds are distributed to recipient agencies.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 456.555
Stats. Implemented: ORS 456.625 & 458.525 - 458.545
Hist.: HSG 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-94; OHCS 4-2003, f. & cert. ef. 5-12-03; OHCS 4-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-11-08; OHCS 6-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-6-12 thru 6-4-13; OHCS 4-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-4-13; OHCS 8-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-27-14 thru 7-25-14; Temporary Suspended by OHCS 22-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-10-14 thru 7-25-14; Administrative correction, 5-2-14

813-250-0020

Administration

(1) The Oregon Food Bank may select and subcontract with recipient agencies to carry out activities of the Oregon Hunger Response Fund at the local level. A recipient agency is a regional food bank or other local public agency or private nonprofit agency that under the subcontracting agreement undertakes to relieve situations of emergency and distress by enabling the provision of food to other local nonprofit agencies for distribution to low income households.

(2) A recipient agency may provide Oregon Hunger Response Fund program services only if the agency has first entered into a subcontracting agreement with the Oregon Food Bank to serve as a recipient agency. The agreement must at least include provisions regarding the grant amount, conditions, effective date, terms of the contract, eligible services, fiscal and program report requirements, and audit requirements.

(3) A recipient agency may recommend guidelines to the Oregon Food Bank for the uses and disbursement of program funds.

(4) The Oregon Food Bank may use program funds to supplement but not supplant existing funds used in supporting the work of the recipient.

(5) Neither the Oregon Food Bank nor a recipient agency may require a program recipient to make any payments in money, materials or services for, or in connection with, the receipt of emergency food.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 456.555
Stats. Implemented: ORS 456.625 & 458.525 - 458.545
Hist.: HSG 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-94; OHCS 4-2003, f. & cert. ef. 5-12-03; OHCS 4-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-11-08; OHCS 6-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-6-12 thru 6-4-13; OHCS 4-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-4-13; OHCS 8-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-27-14 thru 7-25-14; Temporary Suspended by OHCS 22-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-10-14 thru 7-25-14; Administrative correction, 5-2-14

813-250-0030

Eligible Activities

(1) The Oregon Food Bank and recipient agencies may use funds furnished through the Oregon Hunger Response Fund for:

(a) Capacity building activities and equipment purchases to strengthen or expand the infrastructure of recipient agencies to facilitate expansion of the food supply, including the transportation of commodities;

(b) Acquisition of food in bulk form and the repackaging and distribution of this food for household and congregate meal site use; and

(c) Linkage grants to recipient agencies for outreach to low income populations and under-served areas so that emergency food recipients can obtain nutrition education and other support services.

(2) The Oregon Food Bank and recipient agencies may use program funds to pay for reasonable administrative costs of the program.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 456.555
Stats. Implemented: ORS 456.625 & 458.525 - 458.545
Hist.: HSG 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-94; OHCS 4-2003, f. & cert. ef. 5-12-03; OHCS 4-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-11-08; OHCS 6-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-6-12 thru 6-4-13; OHCS 4-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-4-13; OHCS 8-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-27-14 thru 7-25-14; Temporary Suspended by OHCS 22-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-10-14 thru 7-25-14; Administrative correction, 5-2-14

813-250-0040

Fiscal Control and Reporting Requirements

(1) The Oregon Food Bank and each recipient agency under the Oregon Hunger Response Fund:

(a) Shall maintain records that document the use of program funds for linkage and capacity building activities and the receipt and distribution of commodities purchased; and

(b) Shall maintain records of program activities and fiscal transactions for a period of three years and shall make the records available to the Department upon request.

(2) The Oregon Food Bank shall provide the Department:

(a) An annual audit of program activities and fiscal transactions within nine months following the end of the fiscal audit period; and

(b) A year-end report of linkage and capacity projects carried out by each recipient agency compiled from recipient agency annual reports; and

(c) An annual report regarding the type and amount of food acquired, purchased and repackaged by the Oregon Food Bank using the Oregon Hunger Response Fund.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 456.555
Stats. Implemented: OL 1993 Ch. 725, ORS 456.625 & 458.525 - 458.545
Hist.: HSG 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-94; OHCS 4-2003, f. & cert. ef. 5-12-03; OHCS 4-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-11-08; OHCS 6-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-6-12 thru 6-4-13; OHCS 4-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-4-13; OHCS 8-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-27-14 thru 7-25-14; Temporary Suspended by OHCS 22-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-10-14 thru 7-25-14; Administrative correction, 5-2-14

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