Senate Bill 3614
116th Congress(2019-2020)
FEED Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on May 5, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 5, 2020
Latest Action
May 5, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3614
Congress
116
Policy Area
Emergency Management
Emergency Management
Primary focus of measure is emergency planning; response to civil disturbances, natural and other disasters, including fires; emergency communications; security preparedness.
Sponsorship by Party
California
Arkansas
Connecticut
South Carolina
Virginia
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

FEMA Empowering Essential Deliveries Act or the FEED Act

This bill authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to approve state, local, and Indian tribal government plans to partner with small and mid-size restaurants and nonprofit organizations to provide nutritious meals to individuals in need.

Specifically, during the period following the President's emergency declaration of March 13, 2020, and under any subsequent major disaster declaration that supersedes it, FEMA may approve plans from state, local, and Indian tribal governments that (1) establish contracts with small and mid-sized restaurants and nonprofits, including faith-based organizations and soup kitchens, to prepare healthy meals for people in need; and (2) provide for partnerships with nonprofit organizations to purchase directly from food producers and farmers.

FEMA shall waive federal matching requirements under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act during such period.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
05/05/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
05/05/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 6, 2020 4:27:07 AM
Updated
Aug 20, 2020 4:16:09 AM