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Secretary's Memorandum 1076-035

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20250
SECRETARY’S MEMORANDUM 1076-035

April 24, 2020

Delegations of Authority Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

1. PURPOSE


This Memorandum delegates the authority of the Secretary under Section 1101(g) of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Pub. L. 116-127 (7 U.S.C. 2011 note), to purchase commodities for emergency distribution during a public health emergency designation. This Memorandum also delegates authority to administer the funds appropriated to the Office of the Secretary under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Pub. L. 116-136, to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus by providing support for agricultural producers impacted by coronavirus.