(1) The general assembly shall annually appropriate by separate line item in the annual
general appropriation bill an amount of not less than seven hundred thousand dollars
and not more than one million five hundred thousand dollars to the fund created in
section 22-82.7-105 to allow school food authorities to provide free breakfasts to children participating
in the school breakfast program who would otherwise be required to pay a reduced price
for breakfast and to offset the costs incurred by facility schools in providing breakfasts
to students who are placed in the facility and are eligible to participate in the
school breakfast program. The appropriation to the fund shall be in addition to any appropriation made by
the general assembly pursuant to section 22-54-123 or 22-54-123.5(1).
(2) The department may seek and accept gifts, grants, and donations from public and
private sources to fund the program, but receipt of gifts, grants, and donations shall
not be a prerequisite to the implementation of the program. All private and public funds received through gifts, grants, and donations shall
be transmitted to the state treasurer, who shall credit the same to the fund.
(3) To the extent permitted by law, the department may, at its discretion, direct
other moneys to fund the program.
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